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

Applications for the September 2023 intake are now open! Please apply HERE.

Visit the UCalgary website at for information.

Contact for information on admission requirements, tuition costs, financial aid, how to apply etc. for the September 2023 intake or contact Carley Herbert, Economic Development Officer, Town of Wainwright at (780) 842-3381 or  

Health Care Aide Program

The Health Care Aide program is being offered by Lakeland College in Wainwright from September 2022 – April 2023! Please see the poster.

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. Applications open on July 1, 2022.  Please apply at:

Entrance and program requirements are detailed here:

The program will run from September 6, 2022 to April 23, 2023 with theory completed online and labs completed over 10 weekends.  The exact weekend dates are still to be determined.

320 hours of practicum are also required and will be scheduled as follows:

  • December 5 – 16, 2022 (full-time, 80 hours)
  • March 13 – April 21, 2023 (full-time, 240 hours)

The tuition and fees total $7,426.50 with a book cost estimated at $400.  Please see the link to Lakeland College Fee Information at:

An Information Night was held on Thursday, July 7th at 7pm at the Wainwright Communiplex, 700 – 2 Avenue. Please see the attached Lakeland College PowerPoint presentation.

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 Kaleigh Schmid, Enrollment Specialist, 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