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Nursing: Collaborative Baccalaureate

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College
The nursing profession is one of the cornerstones of modern health care. Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge have teamed up to offer a collaborative program that offers excellent opportunities for education. 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 practicums 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 clinical 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 degree program, you will be eligible to write the NCLEX-RN 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 Available
Admission Requirements

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; and will be required to submit the following: a letter of intent, describing the nature of previous experience as it relates to nursing and the reason for pursuing nursing; a letter of reference from an employer; a resume detailing relevant work, volunteer, and life experience.

Admission Routes: Admission to the Bachelor of Nursing program may be gained by one of the following admission routes: Alberta or other Canadian high school credentials; transfer from recognized colleges or universities; adult student (Mature) admission, 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.

Transfer Students:  A student 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 Practice-Based Experience (PBE) component. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the PBE.

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 may be a fee for this assessment. Additional fees may apply to become fully immunized.

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, IR Check, etc.), and OH&S requirements (e.g. CPR certification, Fire Safety, WHMIS, etc.).

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. Students may complete a PBE in their own communities or nearby areas if possible, to arrange. 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.

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 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 $5,154.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $2,400.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,125.00 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 June 22, 2020. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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