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.
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.
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.
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).
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