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  • Bachelor of Nursing

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  • Lethbridge

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Program description

The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Lethbridge offers the Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Nursing After Degree programs in collaboration with Lethbridge College. Students study theory and experience clinical practice in the areas of medical and surgery, long-term care and continuing care, paediatrics, maternity and child, labour and delivery, mental health, rural acute and community health.

Graduates are prepared to be caring holistic professionals who base their nursing practice on theoretical knowledge, evidence, and standards for nursing practice. Emphasis on cultural, social, and health issues —particularly related to rural, elderly, and aboriginal populations — are key components of the programs.

The programs provide the essential background to write the Canadian licensure exam to become a registered nurse (RN).

We also offer a Bachelor of Nursing After Degree program for applicants who have already completed an approved undergraduate degree. Learn more

Possible careers

  • Registered nurse
  • Mental Health Nurse
  • Clinical nurse
  • Communicable disease nurse
  • Community health nurse
  • Diabetes educator/registered nurse
  • Immunization Clinic
  • Public health nurse
  • Public programs & services coordinator
  • Wellness coordinator/manager
  • Travel RN
  • Medical Adjudicator/RN
  • Occupational Health Nurse
  • Acute Care/ Emergency RN
  • Clinical Care Nurse
  • Neonatal Care RN
  • Educator/Researcher RN
  • Telemedicine/RN

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Admission requirements

General-ALL-ALL

​For admission, Canadian high school students in Alberta must have completed five of the following courses with a minimum 65% average across them:

This course
  • English Language Arts 30-1
Three of these courses
  • Aboriginal Studies 30
  • Art 30 or Art 31
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Choral Music 30, General Music 30, or Instrumental Music 30
  • Dance 35
  • Drama 30
  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  • Mathematics 31
  • Physics 30
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30-1
  • Five credits in Advanced-level CTS Computer Science (CSE)
  • One or more distinct languages at the 30 level
One additional
  • That has not already been used
  • May be from the list above
  • Must be at the 30 level
  • Must be worth at least five credits (multiple courses worth a total of five or more credits can be used)
  • Cannot be a Special Project

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This program also requires

Four of the courses you include must be:

  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2
  • English 30-1 with a minimum 60%

You must also meet a meet a Spoken English Language Proficiency (SELP) requirement.

You should also have a competitive average. Competitive average is calculated on five courses - four required high school courses indicated above plus one other 30-level course.

If you do not have the necessary high school courses for admission you can apply to the Nursing Preparation Program. It provides access to courses that can be used for admission towards the B.N. program as well as courses that will count towards the B.N. program, if admitted.

 

Additional information

The deadline to apply for the Bachelor of Nursing program is March 1

Due to the collaborative nature of the Bachelor of Nursing program, students pay tuition and fees to Lethbridge College for the first two years of the program, and to the University of Lethbridge for the final two years.

Refer to the tuition and fee information at both Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge. Actual tuition and fee amounts will be reflected at time of registration.

Nursing students may be eligible for scholarships and awards at Lethbridge College in the first and second year of the program.

See here for uLethbridge scholarship information. 

See here for Lethbridge College scholarship information.