Bachelor of Nursing

Practice based experiences in hospitals, community health organizations, and home care agencies allows students to apply skills and knowledge to real world situations.

The four-year Bachelor of Nursing program is a collaboration between Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge. Students spend their first two years at LC and their last two years at the U of L. Upon completion, graduates will be eligible to write the Canadian licensure exam to become a Registered Nurse (RN). 

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The Bachelor of Nursing program only has a Fall (September intake). The deadline to apply for admission is March 1.

For more information, see the Application and Document Deadlines Chart.


Admission Requirements

Competitive Admission
Applicants will be ranked using the average of grades in the five courses listed above (Health Care Experience applicants will be ranked based on the average of five courses along with relevant work experience as outlined in the resume, letter of intent, and reference letter from employer). 
* Post-Secondary applicants must have a minimum of six transferable courses with a minimum GPA of 2.00. Applicants who have completed fewer than six transferable courses must have a minimum GPA of 2.00 and a 65% high school average.

Individuals who do not have the necessary high school courses for admission may wish to apply to the Nursing Preparation Program that will provide 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.

High School Course Equivalents
To see which High School courses from outside of Alberta can be used for General Admission visit: High School Admission Route

Spoken English Language Proficiency Requirement

In addition to the English Language Proficiency requirement for regular University of Lethbridge undergraduate admission, applicants to the Faculty of Health Sciences must also meet a Spoken English Language Proficiency (SELP) requirement. More information on the SELP can be found here.

Tuition & fees

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.

See the course sequencing plan in the Program Planning Guide for course sequening information. 

Other Costs

• Blue nursing scrubs
• Stethoscope
• Blood pressure cuff
• Pen lights

All items are available at the Lethbridge College Bookstore, as well as other vendors within the community.

Student Loans
Students are considered full-time at Lethbridge College for the first two years and full-time at the U of L for all remaining semesters.

Questions regarding student loans can be directed to Lethbridge College's Student Awards and Financial Aid and/or the Scholarships & Student Finance Office at the University of Lethbridge.


The BN program is collaborative with the first two years completed at Lethbridge College and the final two years completed at the University of Lethbridge. Students may want to explore residence options for the appropriate institution at the links above.

The Simulation Health Centre is available to support student learning and ongoing clinical practice development. Read more here!

Refer to the Program Planning Guide for a list of courses required in the B.N. program and the course sequencing plan: Program Planning Guide