100 Percent Approval Rating for Practical Nurse Program
January 25, 2021

Portage College’s Practical Nursing Program has been given a clean bill of health and awarded the highest possible accreditation rating. On December 22, 2020 The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) awarded the program a four-year accreditation renewal and a score of 100%.

“We are honoured to receive this excellent score and four-year accreditation,” said Guy Gervais, Vice-President Academic. “It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our amazing faculty and staff at Portage College.”

This accreditation renewal shows the efforts made by Portage College staff for continued excellence in program development.

For the first time, the accreditation review process was conducted virtually and Portage College took the new challenge in stride. A variety of software applications were utilized and managed by Amy Warren MN, RN, the Curriculum Lead Coordinator for the Practical Nurse Program at Portage College along with the Portage College IT Team.

“The program has been incredibly fortunate to have the support of extraordinary wrap-around services and an amazing, passionate faculty whose gargantuan efforts are the hub of this accreditation success,” said Warren. “None of this would have been possible without their exceptional work, the exceptional work of both program coordinator Janice Cooley and academic dean Robin Tizzard, as well as several others from the College. So many have graciously provided assistance at critical junctures and for that the program is immensely grateful. We are really looking forward to the next four years!”

For more information about the Practical Nurse Program:
Emily Steele| Marketing Specialist
Portage College
780-623-5654 or email

Media Inquiries:
Jaime Davies, Corporate Communications Manager 
780-623-5581 or email

We acknowledge that Portage College’s service region is on the traditional lands of First Nation Peoples, the owners of Treaty 6, 8 and 10, which are also homelands to the Métis people. We honour the history and culture of all people who first lived and gathered in these lands.
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