About Nightingale Academy

Nightingale Academy of Health Services Inc. was started in September of 2000 at the Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre. Clive McNichol, President and CEO, wanted to establish a program that offers a Health Care Aide Course that honours the tradition of nursing service in honour of his mother, Margaret McNichol RN and conveyed the Six-C’s of nursing care: Compassion, Communication, Commitment, Competence, Conscience and Confidence his mother embodied.

Nightingale Academy

The program prides itself on its top rated nursing instructors and student support that is second to none.

  • Over 150 Classes over 15 years
  • More Graduates More Often
  • Outstanding Instructors and Small Classes
  • Train in an Actual Health Care Facility


Health Care Aide Course
The program uses a “mix of classroom presentation, small group instruction, clinical and practicum experience” to cover the knowledge, skills and attitudes identified by the Government of Alberta as required for this category of health care worker.

The length of the program is 22 weeks in which Theory, Lab, Clinical and Practicum Experience for Health Care Aide is covered. Also included in the program is:

Nightingale Academy is Family Owned, Family Operated.

Program Certificate is for “Health Care Aide Government of Alberta Provincial Curriculum Program”

Leran more about our Health Care Aide Program and the Health Care Aide Requirements