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  • Bachelor of Nursing

Campus

  • Lethbridge

Intake

Fall

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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Additional information

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

See all uLethbridge application deadlines here.

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.
A resume detailing relevant work, volunteer, and life experience; a letter of intent, describing the nature of previous work experience as it relates to nursing and the reason for pursuing nursing; and a letter of reference from an employer.

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.

 

For detailed admission requirements for the Bachelor of Nursing program, please see the Health Sciences Admission section of the Academic Calendar

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.