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Nursing Programs in Canada

The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) is the national accrediting body for RN education in Canada. Each year, CASN releases a list of RN programs that have met their accreditation standards. Below is a list of educational nursing programs (including LPNs and RPNs) that may not currently be included on CASN’s list.

Licensed practical nurse (LPN) programs
Registered nurses (RN) programs
Registered psychiatric nurse (RPN) programs

Licensed practical nurse (LPN) programs

Alberta
College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta

British Columbia
College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia

Manitoba
College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba

New Brunswick
Association of New Brunswick Licensed Practical Nurses

Newfoundland and Labrador
College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia
College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Nova Scotia

Nunavut
Nunavut Arctic College

Ontario (refers to LPNs as registered practical nurses)
College of Nurses of Ontario

Prince Edward Island
Holland College

Quebec
Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec

Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Polytechnic (accredited LPN programs)

Yukon
Yukon College

Registered nurse (RN) programs

Alberta
College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta

British Columbia
College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia

Manitoba
College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba

New Brunswick
Nurses Association of New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador
Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia
College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia

Nunavut
Nunavut Arctic College

Ontario
College of Nurses of Ontario

Quebec
Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec

Registered psychiatric nurse (RPN) programs

Alberta
College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta

British Columbia
College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia

Manitoba
College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba

Saskatchewan
Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan