Bachelor of Nursing

Practice based experiences in hospitals, community health organizations, and home care agencies allows students to apply skills and knowledge to real world situations.

The four-year Bachelor of Nursing program is a collaboration between Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge. Students spend their first two years at LC and their last two years at the U of L. Upon completion, graduates will be eligible to write the Canadian licensure exam to become a Registered Nurse (RN). 

The deadline to apply for admission to the BN program is March 1.

Admission Decision Documents must be received by April 1, and Final Documents by June 15 (post-secondary) or August 15 (high school).

Competitive Admission
Applicants will be ranked using the average of grades in the five courses listed above (Health Care Experience applicants will be ranked based on the average of five courses along with relevant work experience as outlined in the resume, letter of intent, and reference letter from employer). 
* Post-Secondary applicants must have a minimum of six transferable courses with a minimum GPA of 2.00. Applicants who have completed fewer than six transferable courses must have a minimum GPA of 2.00 and a 65% high school average.

Individuals who do not have the necessary high school courses for admission may wish to apply to the Nursing Preparation Program that will provide access to courses that can be used for admission towards the B.N. program as well as courses that will count towards the B.N. program, if admitted.

Spoken English Language Proficiency Requirement

In addition to the English Language Proficiency requirement for regular University of Lethbridge undergraduate admission, applicants to the Faculty of Health Sciences must also meet a Spoken English Language Proficiency (SELP) requirement. More information on the SELP can be found here.

To see which courses from a Canadian High School can be used for General Admission visit: High School Admission Route

International Documents
International applicants are strongly advised to have all prerequisite courses completed by the application deadline of March 1. Interim/unofficial documents, including English Language Proficiency and Spoken English Language Proficiency requirements, must be received by April 1, and all final documents must be received by June 10.

Spoken English Language Proficiency Requirement
All applicants must meet the Faculty of Health Sciences Spoken English Language Proficiency requirement.

International Centre for Students
The International Centre for Students is committed to assisting international students in meeting their academic and personal goals, as well as fostering cross-cultural understanding and learning among students, staff, and faculty in the University and in the surrounding community. Please contact the International Centre for Students for more information on their programs and services that can assist you in your transition to the University of Lethbridge!

The Faculty of Health Sciences demonstrates its commitment to Aboriginal peoples and communities by offering admission to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit applicants. This is to ensure that we are:

  • following the University of Lethbridge’s fundamental principles and key strategic priorities to ensure that our programs meet the needs of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities
  • addressing Call to Action #7 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada to eliminate educational and employment gaps between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians

Applicants who have declared their Aboriginal ancestry at the time of application will have special consideration designed to help address the traditional underrepresentation of Aboriginal people in health professions. For more information, contact an Academic Advisor.

Due to the collaborative nature of the Bachelor of Nursing program, students must pay tuition and fees at Lethbridge College for the first two years of the program. Tuition and fees for the final two years are paid to the University of Lethbridge. The totals below are only an estimated figure, actual costs will be reflected at time of registration. Refer to the links below to see the Tuition Fee guidelines for each institution:

--Lethbridge College: Fees

--University of Lethbridge: Undergraduate Fee Schedules

A sample course sequencing plan with credit hours and approximate fees for Canadian students at the U of L is below:

Year 1, Fall (Lethbridge College)
NSG 150
NSG 163
BIO 160
ENG 150
PSY 160
(See LC website for fees)

Year 1, Winter (Lethbridge College)
NSG 155
NSG 173
BIO 162
BIO 161
SOC 160
(See LC website for fees)

Year 2, Fall (Lethbridge College)
NSG 250
NSG 263
NSG 290
PSY 170
HUM 155
(See LC website for fees)

Year 2, Winter (Lethbridge College)
NSG 255
NSG 279
NSG 293
Fine Arts and Humanities Elective
Fine Arts and Humanities Elective
(See LC website for fees)

Year 3, Fall (UofL)
NURS 3020 (3 credit hours)
NURS 3360 (3 credit hours)
NURS 4520 (6 credit hours)
HLSC 3450 (3 credit hours)
Total = $3,500 (domestic)
 or $10,000 (international)

Year 3, Spring (UofL)
NURS 3125 (3 credit hours)
NURS 3135 (3 credit hours)
NURS 4510 (6 credit hours)
Social Science Elective (3 credit hours)
Total = $3,500 (domestic)
or $10,000 (international)

Year 4, Fall (UofL)
NURS 3230 (3 credit hours)
NURS 4135 (3 credit hours)
NURS 4530 (6 credit hours)
HLSC Elective (3 credit hours)
Total = $3,500 (domestic)
or $10,000 (international)

Year 4, Spring (UofL)
NURS 4750 (15 credit hours)
Total = $3,500 (domestic)
or $10,000 (international)


Miscellaneous Costs

• Blue nursing scrubs
• Stethoscope
• Blood pressure cuff
• Pen lights

All items are available at the Lethbridge College Bookstore, as well as other vendors within the community.


The BN program is collaborative with the first two years completed at Lethbridge College and the final two years completed at the University of Lethbridge. Students may want to explore residence options for the appropriate institution at the links above.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING STUDENT LOANS: Students are considered full-time at Lethbridge College for the first two years and full-time at the U of L for all remaining semesters.

Questions regarding student loans can be directed to the 'Scholarships & Student Finance' Office at the University of Lethbridge:

Office: AH151 (Anderson Hall)
Phone: 403-329-2585
Fax: 403-382-7110

The Bachelor of Nursing program has innovative faculty members at Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge. Find out more about them here.

The Simulation Health Centre is available to support student learning and ongoing clinical practice development. Read more here!