Applications must be received by March 1 for consideration for admission to the subsequent Fall semester. Applicants are strongly advised to arrange for documents to be sent to the University at the time of application. Interim/unofficial documents must be received by April 1, and all final documents must be received by June 15.
We strongly recommend that you apply as early as possible in order to be eligible to meet deadlines for certain scholarships, housing, etc.. For any courses currently in progress, please make sure to submit mid-term grades prior to the interim document deadline.
Admission to the Bachelor of Nursing After Degree program may be gained by presentation of an approved baccalaureate degree comprising at least 90.0 credit hours or equivalent from a post-secondary institution recognized by the University of Lethbridge.
Applicants MUST have the following prerequisite courses completed by the document deadline of June 15:
- Human Anatomy and Physiology, six credit hours
- Microbiology, three credit hours
- Statistics, three credit hours
- Fine Arts and Humanities courses, six credit hours
- Social Science courses, six credit hours
Admission will be granted on a competitive basis using Grade Point Average (GPA) using the courses included in the semesters containing the last 20 transferable university-level courses (60.0 credit hours) completed.
International applicants are encouraged to read our International Application Information.
For a list of all required courses in the program and a suggested/required course sequencing plan, please see the Program Planning Guide.
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The richness of the BN program is built upon our close connection with rural communities. Consequently, travel outside Lethbridge will be expected for clinical practice and students must incur the cost of this travel.
Newly admitted students must provide the following documents by Orientation Day of the first year:
1. A specific schedule of immunization (forms will be provided by the Clinical Placement Office). Immunizations must be renewed as required in each year of the program.
2. Evidence of a current CPR-HCP (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation at the Health Care Provider Level) certificate. Students must have current CPR-HCP certification before entering a clinical setting.
3. Current criminal record check (or equivalent). Renewal of a criminal record check may be required at the discretion of faculty or staff of partnering agencies.