Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Faculty of Nursing

Why get a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree?

Why take the BScN (Collaborative) program?
This four-year program gives you the most comprehensive training possible to prepare you for an exciting career in nursing. You will learn in a world-class clinical setting using the latest technology, including cutting-edge patient simulation. Hands-on training begins in your first semester, and you will have the opportunity to complete several clinical placements throughout your degree.

With the Collaborative program, you can choose to complete your degree on North Campus, or at one of our partner institutions: Red Deer College, Keyano College, or Grande Prairie Regional College.

After your second year, you can apply to enter the BScN Honors Program, which is competitive and requires additional coursework.

We also offer a BScN bilingual program, a BScN After-Degree, a BScN Honors After-Degree, and an RPN-to-BScN program.

Why study Nursing at the University of Alberta?

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree is your pathway to becoming a Registered Nurse (RN), which opens doors to a variety of careers in nursing and beyond. The Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta is recognized as one of the top nursing schools in Canada — we are leaders in research and in practice, with many unique clinical placements available. The faculty is housed in the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, a state-of-the-art health sciences teaching facility adjacent to the University of Alberta Hospital.

Possible Careers

  • Canadian Forces Commissioned Officer
  • Community Health Nurse
  • Home Care Nurse
  • Hospital-Based Nurse
  • Long-Term Care Nurse
  • Mental Health Nurse
  • Occupational Health Nurse
  • Occupational Health and Safety Officer
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Registered Nurse

Marnie is a recent graduate of the Nursing Honors program and was President of the Nursing Undergraduate Association. She's also a volunteer nurse and a Special Olympics coach.

Admissions Requirements for 2018 - 2019

This information is for students applying directly from high school. Transfer students: see the Calendar

View requirements and cost for:

Required Courses

  • One of the following courses
    • English Language Arts 30-1
  • One of the following subjects (click to see courses)
    • Fine Arts
    • Humanities
    • Languages other than English
    • Math/Sciences
  • One of the following courses
    • Biology 30
  • One of the following courses
    • Science 30
    • Chemistry 30
  • One of the following courses
    • Mathematics 30-1
    • Mathematics 31
    • Mathematics 30-2*

Admission Average

Admission is competitive and subject to availability of space.

Canadian students, see Competitive Averages by faculty.
International students, see Competitive Averages and Conversions.

* Only one of Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 can be used for admission.

 
 
  • English Language Proficiency (ELP)  

    Because the U of A wants you to succeed, our admissions policy ensures that all students, regardless of citizenship, have the language skills they need to understand, participate and learn in our classes. The primary language of instruction in our classes, with the exception of those at the Faculte Saint-Jean, is English. For more information on the English Language Proficiency policy refer to the U of A Calendar. Information on writing ELP examinations is also available.

  • Aboriginal Applicants  

    At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Aboriginal Students in their work towards a degree. Aboriginal students have been under-represented in higher education in Canada, thus our policy is aimed at increasing opportunity, with the goal of our Aboriginal student population being representative of the public we serve. For more information on Admission of Aboriginal Students refer to the U of A Calendar.

Deadline

Fall application: March 1, 2018

March 1st is the deadline to apply for most direct entry programs, but be sure to double-check! For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.

Notes

  • Spoken English Language Proficiency is required for this program.
  • Health and Safety Requirements: there are a number of health and safety-related requirements that must be met upon admission. Further information regarding these requirements and deadlines is available on the Faculty of Nursing website: http://www.nursing.ualberta.ca.

For additional information and the most up-to-date admission requirements, please see admission requirements by faculty in the University Calendar.

 

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