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Why take the BScN Honors After-Degree Program?

The Honors After-Degree Program is for students who already hold a university degree.

The Honors After-Degree Program provides the same clinical preparation as the After Degree Program, plus the opportunity to gain more in-depth knowledge in an area of research, as well as mentoring by a Faculty of Nursing researcher.

The Honors Program also requires additional coursework. Specifically, the seminar courses "NURS 399 - Selected Topics in Nursing Research" and "NURS 499 - Scholarly Project in Nursing" are required.

We also offer the BScN (Collaborative) program, the BScN bilingual program, and the RPN-to-BScN program.

Why study Nursing at the University of Alberta?

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree is your pathway to becoming a Registered Nurse (RN), which opens doors to a variety of careers in nursing and beyond. The Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta is recognized as one of the top nursing schools in Canada — we are leaders in research and in practice, with many unique clinical placements available. The faculty is housed in the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, a state-of-the-art health sciences teaching facility adjacent to the University of Alberta Hospital.

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Notes about fees for this course

If you are admitted into a new program for Fall 2020 you will receive a tuition guarantee for the total cost of that program. We'd encourage you to check out the cost calculator to review rates for program tuition and an estimate of fees related to living arrangements, health and dental plan, books, supplies and more.

Find out more about the new tuition model and program-based guarantee.

Entry requirements

This program does not allow admission directly from high school.

Requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a recognized academic institution.
  • Students must normally present a minimum AGPA of 3.5. Admission is competitive.
  • Completion of the following prerequisite courses: English(*3), Human Anatomy (*3), Human Physiology (*3), Medical Microbiology (*3), Psychology (*3), and Statistics (*3).
  • Effective Fall 2018 admission and onward, the following prerequisite courses require a minimum grade of C+* and must be taken within 5 years of BScN program start date: Human Anatomy (*3), Human Physiology (*3), and Medical Microbiology (*3).
  • Submission of the CASPer test is required to be evaluated for Admission to the program. More information on the CASPer test requirement, dates and deadlines can be found at CASPer.
  • Students must obtain a grade equivalent to C+ as determined by the grading scale in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta. International applicants' grading equivalences will be considered on a case by case basis.

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