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Frequently asked questions

Following are answers to some of the most common questions about the Bachelor of Nursing program at Mount Royal. For prompt responses to questions about admission requirements, registration and financial aid visit the admissions page.

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Mount Royal's  Bachelor of Nursing (BN) program

  1. What makes this program different? Why is it special?
  2. Who can take the program? And when can I apply?
  3. Are there any particular requirements to be in the nursing program?
  4. Will the Mount Royal BN prepare me to take my RN exam?
  5. What will the Mount Royal BN program cost?
  6. Are scholarships and financial aid available?
  7. I’m enrolled in a Bachelor of Nursing program at another post-secondary institution, can I transfer my courses into the BN program?
  8. Can the Mount Royal BN program be taken as a part-time program?
  9. How long does it take to complete the nursing program?

Information for Nursing alumni

  1. I have a Nursing diploma from Mount Royal. Can I get credit for this and enroll in the  BN program to get my degree?

Mount Royal's Bachelor of Nursing (BN) program

  1. What makes this program different? Why is it special?

The field of nursing is changing rapidly and nursing education must do so as well. This program prepares graduates for the full scope of nursing practice – for today and for tomorrow.

The Mount Royal BN:

  • focuses on primary and population health, and on health promotion
  • is taught by faculty with extensive clinical experience
  • offers extensive clinical practice opportunities in every year of the program in a wide range of nursing practice settings
  • features in-depth, intensive learning in concentrated blocks of study
  • has an integrated general education requirement to give you a well-rounded education
  • offers a range of northern and remote practice opportunities, when available
  • offers courses in Senior’s Health, Family Newborn Health, Mental Health and Child Health
BN students also take advantage of Mount Royal’s exceptional student-centered and teaching-focused environment.
  1. Who can take the program? And when can I apply?

The program is open to all students who meet the entrance criteria. For information about admission requirements and the application process, visit Admissions.

The BN currently only has a Fall intake. We accept applications between approximately October 1st and February 1st. Please check the Admissions site.

  1. Are there any particular requirements to be in the nursing program?

You must be “fit to practice” which means you must have the physical, emotional and mental capabilities to complete theory and clinical courses safely.

You must also be able to complete all aspects of the vaccination requirements, including the mandatory Rubella vaccine.

For more information go to http://www.nurses.ab.ca/CARNA-Admin/uploads/requisite_skills_abilities_May_2011.pdf

  1. Will the Mount Royal BN prepare me to take my RN exam?

Yes. Successful completion of the program qualifies you to write the National Certification Liscensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The exam is administered through CARNA. Contact CARNA directly for further details at www.nurses.ab.ca.

  1. What will the Mount Royal BN program cost?

Please refer to the Money Matters page.

  1. Are scholarships and financial aid available?

Yes. For more information about student awards and financial aid, go to Student Awards.

  1. I’m enrolled in a Bachelor of Nursing program at another post-secondary institution, can I transfer my courses into the BN program?

If you would like to transfer into the Mount Royal BN program, you must have a transfer assessment completed by Mount Royal University before you can be admitted. Because Mount Royal’s program is unique, there may be a limit to the number of courses you may transfer to the program. You will also need to complete a number of courses at Mount Royal in order to meet residence requirements. Transfer credit will automatically be assessed once you have been officially accepted into the program.

  1. Can the Mount Royal BN program be taken as a part-time program?

While portions of the first two years of the curricula can be taken part-time, the program is designed to be full time.

  1. How long does it take to complete the nursing program?

It can be completed within four years as a full-time student. Many students may take longer. However, all courses must be completed within seven years of the beginning of the program.

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Information for Nursing alumni

  1. I have a Nursing diploma from Mount Royal. Can I get credit for this and enroll in the  BN program to get my degree?

     

    Athabasca University offers a post-RN BN program that meets the needs of nurses who graduated with a diploma and are now interested in obtaining a BN.

     

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