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Bridge to Canadian Nursing (BCN) Program Bridge to Canadian Nursing

Mount Royal University

Mount Royal University
The faculty and staff of the Bridge to Canadian Nursing Program at Mount Royal University provide a supportive educational environment that builds your confidence and competence as you transition into the Canadian Health Care system. As an Internationally Educated Nurse, you come into the professional nursing context in Canada with your own unique professional attributes, skills, and knowledge. The Bridge to Canadian Nursing Program provides opportunities to learn about nursing in Canada and acquire the nursing knowledge necessary to meet the entry to practice competencies in Alberta and Canada. The Bridge to Canadian Nursing Program courses are developed to meet the requirements of the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA). Internationally educated nurses have the opportunity to learn what is necessary to successfully write and pass the national licensure examination and provide safe, competent and ethical practice in Alberta, Canada. In addition to nursing theory courses, the Bridge to Canadian Nursing Program offers a supervised, 192 hour hospital experience for internationally educated nurses who are required to have nursing practice experience in a Canadian Health Care system.

Admissions and Recruitment Office
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, Alberta, T3E 6K6, Canada

  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Non-Credential
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
Eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in Alberta. Canadian Language Benchmarks - Level 8 or a successful pass in an English Language Test accepted by MRU or CARNA.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2024/08/01 to 2025/07/31*.

  • Tuition $2,705.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,082.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $300.00 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) Eligibility

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 14, 2023. 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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