Bachelor of Nursing – Rural Community Route

Alberta Health Services in collaboration with the University of Calgary is providing the opportunity to get a four-year undergraduate registered nursing degree in Wainwright!

  • Pilot program launched in September 2021
  • Open to Alberta residents that live within a 120km radius of the Town of Wainwright
  • Program delivered online and in-person in the Wainwright area
  • 4 year program, September admission only

Visit the UCalgary website at for information.

Contact for information on admission requirements, tuition costs, financial aid, how to apply etc. or contact Carley Herbert, Economic Development Officer, Town of Wainwright at (780) 842-3381 or  

Health Care Aide Program

Visit Lakeland College for information about the Wainwright Health Care Aide program, starting in September 2023.  

Students can apply for a $9000 tuition bursary, paid out in two installments; $3000 after completion of courses 1-5 and $6000 paid after all courses have been completed and successful completion of the provincial exam.  To be eligible students must sign a return of service agreement agreeing to work 2,000 hours, within two years of commencing employment with a continuing care operator (CC). CC operators include Wainwright Long Term Care and Points West Living.  Lakeland College Health Care Aide students are eligible for this bursary. Please apply HERE

To apply for the program, please visit: Apply Alberta.  Please note that spaces are available on a first qualified, first accepted basis so in order to obtain a seat, don’t delay in applying!

If you have any questions, please contact Lakeland College at or 780.871.5429.

Post-Secondary Institutions

Lakeland College

  • located in nearby Vermilion and Lloydminster and offers full-time studies as well as online delivery
  • (800) 661.6490