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Nursing: Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing - After Degree

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College
The Bachelor of Nursing - After Degree (BN-AD) program is designed to provide an accelerated course of studies to a Bachelor of Nursing degree for students who have previously earned an approved degree in any discipline or field of study. The program will be offered over six consecutive semesters; students will attend from September to August and will be able to complete the program in a period of approximately 24 months. Appropriate breaks between and occasionally within semesters will be scheduled in order to provide time for vacation. This degree is offered in collaboration with the University of Lethbridge, with the first two semesters occurring at the Lethbridge College campus and the final four semesters occurring at the University of Lethbridge. You'll receive a top-quality education in an environment known for producing highly qualified nurses. This is due in part to the student centered nature of the program, which encourages learners to take responsibility for their own learning under the guidance of experienced faculty members. You will work closely with our instructors, combining theory and practice through student-centered learning. Course-related practice-based experiences in hospitals, community health-care agencies and home care agencies will let you apply your new-found knowledge in the real world. Our exciting Simulated Patient Health Environment for Research and Education (SPHERE) lab is incorporated throughout the curriculum. Through this combination of theory and hands-on practice experience, you will develop skills in clinical reasoning, innovative clinical practice, leadership, and the use of innovative technologies. Our curriculum emphasizes the continuum of care across the lifespan. When you complete the program, you will be eligible to write the NCLEXRN Exam, giving you the opportunity to be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN).

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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
Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements:  Applicants must have a completed baccalaureate degree from an institution recognized by the University of Lethbridge.

The following courses are required for admission: Human Anatomy (with laboratory component) and Physiology, six credit hours; Microbiology, three credit hours; Statistics, three credit hours; fine arts and humanities courses, six credit hours; and social science courses, six credit hours.

Note: Human Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, and Statistics must be completed within 10 years preceding the year of admission.

Applicants whose first language is other than English must provide acceptable evidence of English Language Proficiency according to the U of L admissions information. All other requirements remain congruent with those of the Bachelor of Nursing program.

Practicum Experience Requirements: This program has a required Practice-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.), and OH&S requirements (e.g. CPR certification, Fire Safety, WHMIS, Mask Fit-testing, etc.).

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”, 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 is an administrative fee for this assessment and vaccinations required 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.

PBE sites will include Lethbridge and may include surrounding rural communities. PBE’s may include day, evening, and/or weekend schedules.

Your Investment: Students will be expected to travel to assigned sites and will be responsible for arranging travel and any associated costs.

  • Terms III - VI BN-AD fees are determined by the University of Lethbridge. Please contact the U of L at 403.329.2649 for more information.

Application Deadline

All applicants applying to the Bachelor of Nursing – After Degree program must apply directly to the University of Lethbridge. Please refer to the U of L admissions information. 

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2020/08/01 to 2021/07/31*.

  • Tuition $4,145.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $3,100.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $847.00 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 January 31, 2021. 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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