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Nursing: Collaborative Baccalaureate

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College

www.lethbridgecollege.ca

Established in 1957, Lethbridge College serves 6,500 full-time and part-time students in southern Alberta. To increase access for Aboriginal and rural students, programs are offered in learning centres outside Lethbridge. Students may take apprenticeship training, certificate and diploma programs, applied degrees and a bachelor degree. Academic programs are offered in areas such as agriculture, business and management, design and technology, environmental studies, health care, human services and justice studies. Applied degrees are offered in correctional studies and conservation enforcement. A collaborative bachelor's degree in nursing is available through the University of Lethbridge. University transfer courses are offered in areas such as Canadian studies, cultural studies, sociology, english and physical education. Apprenticeship training prepares students for occupations such as automotive service technician, carpenter, cook, electrician, heavy equipment technician, parts technician and welder. When needed, students may take academic preparation and English as a Second Language programs before making the transition to certificate and diploma programs or apprenticeship training. Lethbridge College offers a broad range of student support services. Recreation facilities provide venues for athletic and intramural programs as well as community sports teams. An important community resource, Lethbridge College also provides educational, cultural and recreational opportunities to local residents.

Satellite Campuses or Offices

Claresholm, Crowsnest Pass, Vulcan

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3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K1L6, Canada

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  • Program Type University Transfer
  • Credential Type Non-Credential
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning Available
Admission Requirements
Admission to the Bachelor of Nursing program may be gained by one of the following admission routes:
  1. Alberta or other Canadian high school credentials
  2. Transfer from recognized colleges or universities
  3. Adult student (Mature) admission
  4. Credentials from other countries
If currently studying, applicants should submit mid-term grades with the instructor’s signature as soon as possible. All applicants may be invited to an interview.

Academic Requirements:
High school and transfer student applicants must have satisfactory completion of the following Alberta high school courses or equivalents: 
  • English Language Arts 30-1 (minimum grade of 60%)
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Mathematics 30-1, Mathematics 30-2, or Pure Mathematics 30
  • A fifth course (not including Special Projects) at the Grade 12 level
Note: Admission is competitive, and the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Lethbridge reserves the right of selection of all students for admission and readmission to the faculty on the basis of academic qualifications. Competitive marks will be based on the average of grades in the five (5) courses listed above. Transfer students may have a minimum 3.0 credit hour university-level course mark in the same discipline used in place of the high school mark, if it is more advantageous. The fifth course may be substituted for any minimum 3.0 credit hour university-level course.

Adult student (Mature) applicants must have satisfactory completion of the following Alberta high school courses or equivalents: 
  • English Language Arts 30-1 (minimum grade of 60%)
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Mathematics 30-1, Mathematics 30-2, or Pure Mathematics 30
Also will be required to submit the following:
  • Letter of intent, describing the nature of previous experience as it relates to nursing and the reason for pursuing nursing
  • Letter of reference from an employer
  • Resume detailing relevant work, volunteer, and life experience
Transfer students may transfer up to 20 semester course equivalents (60.0 credit hours). Students may receive transfer credit for both nursing and non-nursing courses:
  • Nursing, human anatomy/physiology, and microbiology courses must have been completed at an accredited post-secondary institution not more than three (3) years prior to admission.
  • Non-nursing courses are subject to the time limits of the relevant faculty courses for which transfer credit is being sought and must be discussed at the time of acceptance into the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Lethbridge.
International Students: Applicants whose first language is other than English must provide acceptable evidence of English Language Proficiency according to the U of L admissions information.

Practicum Experience Requirements: This program has a required Practicum Based Experience (PBE) component. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the PBE. Students must meet and maintain certain requirements to participate in the PBE setting as determined by programs, practice agencies and/or legislated by government bodies. These may include: 
  • Health (e.g. immunizations, screening tests, etc.)
  • Privacy and security (e.g. police information check, IT access, etc.)
  • OH&S requirements (e.g. CPR certification, Fire Safety, WHMIS, Mask Fit-testing, etc.)
PBE sites will include Lethbridge and may include surrounding rural communities. PBE’s may include day, evening and/or weekend schedules. Students will be expected to travel to assigned sites and will be responsible for arranging travel and any associated costs.
  • Immunization: As a post-secondary health care program in Alberta, provincial immunization standards apply to students in this program. As per the provincial “Standard for Immunization of Post-Secondary Health Care Students and Students in Other High-Risk Occupational Programs, January 1, 2015,” all Post-Secondary Institutions (PSI) have the responsibility of assessing the immunization status of each healthcare student at the time of initial enrollment and to ensure all healthcare students are fully immunized before leaving post-secondary programs. There may be a fee for this assessment. Additional fees may apply to become fully immunized. 
  • Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) coverage: PBE placement agencies and employers usually require WCB coverage on behalf of the student. Students enrolled in post-secondary institutions in Alberta are deemed to be employees of the Province of Alberta and, as such, provided WCB coverage. In certain instances for students outside of Alberta, WCB coverage may not be provided (e.g. non-Alberta residents taking a course solely through distance learning with a PBE placement outside of Alberta). These students are advised to contact the program prior to application.
Note: Applicants who lack the required academic admission requirements can apply to the College and University Preparatory Program to upgrade for your program.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA): If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Distance Delivery Options

Some courses are available online, as identified in the calendar by (OL) after the course title.


Application Deadline
All applicants applying to the four-year BN degree program must apply directly to the University of Lethbridge. Please refer to the U of L admissions information. All newly admitted students will register in and attend courses at Lethbridge College for the first two years of the program. Students will register in and attend courses at the University of Lethbridge for the final two years of the program.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2017/08/01 to 2018/07/31*.

  • Tuition $4,478.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $2,202.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,170.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Elegibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated September 12, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.

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