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Why You Should Consider Studying Practical Nursing at Oulton College

Here at Oulton College, we offer a Practical Nursing program that takes a practical approach to learn the skills needed to be a successful nurse. Our Practical Nurse program provides on-the-job training, which means you’ll learn how to act on the job from actual work experience and because of this, we have some high placement rates after our students graduate.

What is a Practical Nurse?

A practical nurse is a health care professional who works under the supervision nurse practitioner. Practical nurses function as the primary providers of care in hospitals, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities. They also work in doctors’ offices, schools, home health agencies, and rehabilitation centers.

Practical Nurse program at Oulton College

Through Oulton College’s Practical Nurse program, you will master the most vital concepts of nursing. As you progress through this program, you will have the chance to practice everything you learn in the classroom in our state-of-the-art Nursing lab—equipped with all the tools you need to make you the best nurse possible. You will also participate in up to 15 weeks of clinical and practicum experience in healthcare settings that will help you perfect your skills and boost your resume.

Our Practical Nurse program provides hands-on practical experience and training in:


      • Adult Physical Assessment: assessment, implementation, and health promotion for patients and residents.

      • Phlebotomy

      • Medication Administration/IV Initiation

      • Charting and Documentation

      • Communications & Interpersonal Skills

      • Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics

      • Specialties: Long-term and acute care competencies.

    Our Practical Nurse Program is the first private college program in New Brunswick and the only private college in the Maritimes to have full accreditation status awarded by the Association of New Brunswick Licensed Practical Nurses (ANBLPN).

    Clinical Practice

    On-the-job training is a process that allows student practical nurses to gain experience in various areas of nursing while working under the supervision of a nurse practitioner. It is a great way for students to gain real-world skills and knowledge.

    How Is On-TheJob- Training Beneficial for Student Practical Nurses?

    The benefits of on-the-job training are numerous. Students have the opportunity to work with patients, learn how to perform various nursing tasks and procedures, and gain valuable hands-on experience. They also learn how to work as part of a team and develop critical thinking skills necessary for future employment as professional nurses.

    Placement Rate

    At Oulton College, we’re proud of our placement rates. We’ve achieved 96 percent employment within 6 months of graduating for the last 3 years, and we’re working hard to maintain that standard.

    That’s why we offer our Practical Nurse students a wide range of support options throughout their education, and beyond. We want you to succeed, and we’ll do everything in our power to ensure you do.


    Becoming a practical nurse can be a great choice for many people. We’ve tried to make Oulton College’s Practical Nurse program as authentic and exciting as possible. We have a staff of qualified educators, and we work directly with employers in various industries to ensure that our curriculum is both relevant and current. We try to challenge our students and prepare them for success with the knowledge they need. And we take care to ease students into their new careers when the time comes. 

    If you have any questions about enrolling in the Practical Nurse program, please contact us today at (506) 858-9696 or visit our website: Licensed Practical Nurse Program – Moncton | Oulton College.