Bachelor of Nursing – After Degree

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Build upon your education with the Bachelor of Nursing - After Degree program. This intensive, 24-month program is designed as an accelerated program for students who hold a degree in any area or field of study. Offered in collaboration with the University of Lethbridge, students will complete two semesters here at Lethbridge College and the remaining four semesters at the University. Upon completion, you will be eligible to write the NCLEX-RN exam, giving you the opportunity to be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN).

Bachelor of Nursing – After Degree  is right for you if you have:

  • A bachelors degree
  • Have excellent problem solving, organizational, and critical thinking abilities
  • Have excellent communication skills both verbally and written
  • Can make decisions quickly, especially in high stress situations
  • The ability to lead and work collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams
  • Are committed to lifelong learning
Bachelor of Nursing – After Degree: At-a-Glance
24 Months

This program has a required Practice-Based Experience (PBE) component. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the PBE. Failure by the student to accept by way of legal contract and abide by these terms and conditions will result in non-completion of the program.

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, 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.

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.

The Bachelor of Nursing - After Degree (BN-AD) program is designed to provide an accelerated course of studies to a Bachelor of Nursing 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 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. When you complete the program, you will be eligible to write the NCLEX-RN Exam, giving you the opportunity to be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN).

Bachelor of Nursing - After Degree - Cost Estimate
2016-17 Academic YearTuitionFeesBooks & Supplies*
Year 1$3,720$932$2,900
Year 2Not ApplicableNot ApplicableNot Applicable
* International students pay a differential tuition fee but all other costs are the same as those charged domestic students, see detailed costs.
* Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.
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Contact Us

Program Office:
• 403.320.3348
Office of the Chair:  
• 403.320.3424
Office of the Dean:
• 403.320.3403
Centre for Health and Wellness Placement Office:
• 403.320.3202 Ext. 5380

Due to the nature of the program, it is recommended learners contact an Academic Advisor with initial inquiries. Call 403.320.3323 or 1.800.572.0103 ext. 3323.

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