Bachelor of Nursing

At the heart of healthcare

Use your caring and compassionate nature to help those in need as part of a vital, in-demand field. We’ve partnered with the University of Lethbridge to offer you a four-year collaborative degree in Bachelor of Nursing to get you the career of which you’ve always dreamed. You’ll start your journey here, where for the first two years, you’ll get a mixture of theory and practical learning. You’ll also be exposed to real-life situations through hands-on clinical experience and on human patient simulators in our Simulated Patient Health Environment for Research and Education (SPHERE) lab to put you at the heart of this exciting industry.

The Bachelor of Nursing program is right for you if you:

  • 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
  • have the ability to lead and work collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams
  • are committed to lifelong learning.

Nursing is a rewarding profession

As a healthcare professional, people will depend on you to provide quality, caring, evidence-based nursing care. Nursing is a profession that supports lifelong learning which is why we encourage students to take an active role in their learning under the careful guidance of an instructor. This will occur not only in the classroom but in our simulation labs and a variety of clinical practice areas including acute and long-term care, pediatric, maternity, community, mental health, and rural nursing. You will have the opportunity to work with a diverse population across the life span continuum.

Bachelor of Nursing: At-a-Glance
4 Years (2 at Lethbridge College, 2 at the University of Lethbridge)
Bachelor of Nursing
Incoming applicants with a degree may be admitted into the Bachelor of Nursing - After Degree program.

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.

There is a required practicum component to this program. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience. 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 practice setting as determined by practice agencies and/or legislated by government bodies. These include certain health immunizations, police information check, current CPR certification, OH&S requirements (e.g., Fire Safety, WHMIS, Mask Fit-testing, etc.), and other agency/site specific requirements (e.g. back care, IV management, privacy/confidentiality, etc.). There are also immunizations and health screening tests that are strongly recommended. Situations often arise when recommendations become requirements (e.g. declared outbreaks, host agency protocols, etc.).

Students are expected to travel for practicum placements and are responsible for associated costs.

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).

Bachelor of Nursing - Cost Estimate
2015-16 Academic YearTuition*FeesBooks & Supplies*
Year 1$4,511$1,146$2,325
Year 2$4,755$1,166$1,940
* 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:
• 403.320.3464

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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