Admission Requirements & Costs

Admission Requirements & Costs

The admission requirements for this program are:

  • graduation from a recognized post-secondary education institution with a degree or diploma as a Registered Nurse or senior-level status in a recognized nursing program.
  • current, active nursing registration with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) or equivalent from another province. If the student is applying from a country other than Canada, he/she must be eligible for registration with the CARNA.

Students currently in the third or fourth year of a nursing program at another post-secondary who are interested in taking courses within the Advanced Studies in Critical Care Nursing program may be eligible to register in specific courses. To do this you may request a Letter of Permission from your home institution and apply for Open Studies at Mount Royal University. If admitted into Open Studies (please note space is limited), you may submit the Letter of Permission with a request to register in an Advanced Studies in Critical Care Nursing course to the Advanced Specialty Health Studies department. If space permits, you may be given permission to register in the course.

Allied Health Professionals (EMT-P, LPN, RT, etc.) who are interested in taking courses within the Advanced Studies in Critical Care Nursing program may be eligible to register in specific courses. To do this, you may apply to Open Studies at Mount Royal University. If admitted into Open Studies (please note space is limited), you may submit a request to the Advanced Specialty Health Studies department to register in an Advanced Studies in Critical Care Nursing course. If space permits, you may be given permission to register in the course.

Other requirements

Computer — Due to the distance nature of the programs, a computer with the following specifications is required prior to beginning the program:

  • Minimum Windows 98; optimum Windows NT, 2000, XP
  • An Internet provider service and Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher or Mozilla Firefox browser

A free Mount Royal e-mail account will be provided to all students.

Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) coverage — Clinical practicum placement agencies and employers usually require Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) coverage on behalf of the student. Mount Royal can provide WCB coverage for students attending in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island. However, Mount Royal is not able to purchase WCB coverage for applicants from Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and the Yukon. It will be up to you to make the required arrangements with the employer/agency where the practicum is to take place. For further information please contact the Program Coordinator prior to application. Alternate practicum arrangements may be possible.

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Money Matters

For students planning to take courses on a part-time basis, please see our course fee table.

Of course costs are influenced by your circumstances — program choice, living at home, living in Residence, etc. Try our budget calculator to get an estimate of your costs.

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