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Bachelor of Nursing (BN)

4 years

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Program highlights

Work placement opportunity

Gain practical experience — you will have the opportunity to put what you learn to work in a variety of potential health care settings, including: urban and rural hospitals, schools outpatient clinics and more.

Build knowledge with concentrated blocks of study ― in-depth, intense theory and practice in seniors' health, family newborn health, child health, mental health and adult health consolidate your learning and enable you to move further in your studies.

Learn about health, wellness, collaborative health care, and how to effectively engage with communities. Prepare for professional practice in a variety of health-care settings and capitalize on the demand for nursing graduates in Alberta, Canada and around the world. Graduates are prepared to write the required National Council Licensure Examination and become Registered Nurses.

The Bachelor of Nursing degree is designed to meet the accreditation requirements of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, the body that establishes and promotes national standards of excellence for nursing education in Canada.

Nursing education prepares students to meet the entry-level competencies necessary to be knowledgeable, skilled and competent to practise nursing safely and ethically. Learn more about CARNA's Requisite Skills and Abilities for Becoming an RN in Alberta (2021).

Clinical practice requirements

N95 Mask Fit testing, Immunization documents/records, Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Search, C.P.R. Health Care Provider Certification

Career possibilities

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Health administrator
  • Health education specialist
  • Nurse practitioner*
  • Nurse researcher/scholar*
  • Nurse administrator*
  • Nurse educator*
  • Nurse clinician*

* additional education, experience and/or training required

Admission requirements and costs

Note: There is no guarantee that previously completed nursing courses taken at another institution will be granted credit in the Bachelor of Nursing degree program.

Curriculum and courses


Information about program offerings, admission requirements and the application process can be answered by an admissions and recruitment specialist.

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