Bachelor of Nursing

Notice: Our online program information is presently being updated and contains information for the 2013-14 calendar year. For up-to-date information, please download the 2014-15 Academic Calendar (requires Adobe Reader).

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.

Nursing Education in Southwestern Alberta is right for you if you:

  • have excellent problem-solving, organizational and critical-thinking abilities
  • can communicate well in writing and in person
  • can make decisions quickly, especially in stressful situations
  • possess patience, flexibility, understanding and a caring attitude
  • can lead and work co-operatively with others.

 Get a dose of reality

As a healthcare professional, people will depend on you to act quickly in critical situations. This is why we encourage you to take a self-directed approach to your learning under the careful guidance of an instructor, whom you’ll work closely with using your knowledge of the industry to gain experience and solve problems. You’ll also have the opportunity to partake in course-based practicums in various healthcare facilities to utilize and sharpen your skills.

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.).

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).

Nursing Education in Southwestern Alberta - Bachelor of Nursing (NESA) - Cost Estimate
2014-15 Academic YearTuition*FeesBooks & Supplies*
Year 1$4,485$1,066$2,369
Year 2$4,136$1,066$1,854
* Please note that costs for the second year of this program are estimated to range between $4,500 and $5,000 for the 2015-16 academic year.
* 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
health@lethbridgecollege.ab.ca
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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Academic Calendar 2014-15

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