Nursing – After Degree

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Credentials available

  • Bachelor of Nursing - After Degree


  • Lethbridge



Program description

The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Lethbridge strives to prepare excellent Nursing graduates by fostering the development of innovative clinical decision making, diagnostic reasoning, interpersonal skills, leadership behaviours, and technical knowledge and skills.

Students who have an approved degree from a recognized university may choose to complete either the Bachelor of Nursing After Degree program or the 40-course Bachelor of Nursing program. The Nursing Education in Southwestern Alberta (NESA) program, Bachelor of Nursing After Degree, is a collaborative program offered by the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College. New applicants must apply directly to the University of Lethbridge. Newly admitted students will register in and attend courses at Lethbridge College for the first two semesters of the program. For the remaining semesters of the program, students will register in and attend courses at the University of Lethbridge.

24-Month Continuous Program

The B.N. After Degree is a 24-month continuous program starting in September of each year. The 81-credit program will be offered over six consecutive semesters; students will attend from September to August and will be able to complete in a period of approximately 24 months. Appropriate breaks between and occasionally within semesters will be scheduled in order to provide time for vacation. Students will take two semesters of intensive introduction to nursing theory and practice at Lethbridge College before joining Nursing Education in Southwestern Alberta (NESA) students at the University of Lethbridge for their final four semesters. Successful completion of the program earns the student a Bachelor of Nursing (B.N.) degree. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica} The program provides the essential background to write the Canadian licensure exam to become a Registered Nurse (RN).

Possible careers

  • Registered Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse
  • Communicable Disease Nurse
  • Community Health Nurse
  • Diabetes Educator/Registered Nurse
  • Immunization Clinic
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Public Programs & Services Coordinator
  • Wellness Coordinator/Manager

Sample classes

  • Nursing 2290/Nursing 2260 - Applied Therapeutics
  • Nursing 4530 - Nursing Practice - Medical Surgical Nursing

Additional information

  • March 1 — Nursing Deadline

For current information on admission and program requirements, visit the Registrar's Office website.