Nursing Preparation Program

This program provides students with a number of pathways towards a successful academic career. Students who did not receive an offer of admission to the Bachelor of Nursing program can work to improve their application status by taking courses that fulfill non-nursing requirements in the B.N. program while at the same time taking a suite of courses that prepares them for almost any degree program offered at the University of Lethbridge. Students who choose this preparation program, and who complete a non-Nursing degree, will also be eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Nursing After Degree program.

Acceptance into the Nursing Preparation Program does not guarantee admission into the B.N. program.

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Admission Requirements English Language Arts 30-1 Three 30-level academic courses An additional 30-level course (not Special Projects)
Application Deadlines Fall (September): August 1 (for 2020 only; normally June 30)
Spring (January): November 1

The admission policies and procedures set out in the Admission section of the U of L Calendar apply.

For more information on the Nursing Preparation Program, please refer to this Program Planning Guide.
Students should see a Student Program Advisor in the Faculty of Health Sciences for program planning prior to course registration.

Courses offered as part of the Nursing Preparation Program may include (these are suggestions only; not all courses are required):

♦ STUDENTS PREPARING FOR B.N. ♦  (students preparing for B.N. After Degree, refer to next section)

Chemistry 0500 - Introduction to Modern Chemistry
• Health Sciences 2310 - Human Nutrition
• Health Sciences 3450 - Applied Statistics for Clinical Practice*
• Health Sciences 3560 - History of Nursing: Women and Care of the Sick
Kinesiology 1160 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Kinesiology 1161 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Mathematics 0500 - Essential Mathematics

• Indigenous Studies 1000 - Introduction to Native American Studies
Philosophy 1000 - Introduction to Philosophy
Psychology 1000 - Basic Concepts of Psychology
Sociology 1000 - Introduction to Sociology
Writing 1000 - Introduction to Academic Writing
• One 'Social Science' course (e.g. ANTH 1000, KNES 1000, WGST 1000, GEOG 1200, POLI 1000, ASIA 1000, ARKY 1000)
• One of the following:

Aboriginal Health 1000 - Introduction to Aboriginal Health
Aboriginal Health 2000 - Indigenous Healing and Restoration*
Aboriginal Health 3310 - Contemporary Issues in Aboriginal Health*
Addictions Counselling 1000 - Introduction to Addiction Studies
Addictions Counselling 3002 - Health Education and Promotion *
Health Sciences 1170 - Human Development Across the Lifespan
Health Sciences 2600/Women and Gender Studies 2100 - Women and Health *
Health Sciences 2700/Sociology 2700 - Health and Society *
Health Sciences 3002 - Health Promotion*
Health Sciences 3125 - Pain Management*
Health Sciences 3127 - Loss, Grief and Bereavement*
Health Sciences 3570/Psychology 3570 - Contemporary Issues in Mental Health*
Health Sciences 3802 - Gerontology*
Health Sciences 3860 - Men's Health*
Public Health 2000 - Population Health*

*These courses have additional prerequisites.
Refer to for the list of courses which may be substituted in the Bachelor of Nursing program.


  • Health Sciences 2400 - Medical Microbiology
  • Health Sciences 3450 - Applied Statistics for Clinical Practice
  • Kinesiology 1160 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Kinesiology 1161 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Two Fine Arts and Humanities Courses
  • Two Social Science Courses

Fees are assessed per course each term. Please see the Fees section of the U of L Calendar.