The University of Calgary in Qatar offers an innovative Bachelor of Nursing degree program that prepares students in Qatar for the unique opportunities and challenges of a professional nursing career. Students are provided with a sound theoretical base and supervised clinical experience in a variety of nursing practice settings. Nurses in Qatar work in hospitals, public health, schools, health clinics, extended and long-term care facilities, and research institutes.
There are currently four programs offered at the University of Calgary in Qatar:
1. Bachelor of Nursing, Regular program
Individuals with a high school graduation diploma and the requisite English, mathematics, and science credits typically enter the four-year, (120 credit) baccalaureate program.
2. Bachelor of Nursing, Post-diploma program
Registered nurses, who have completed a recognized diploma nursing program in Qatar, Canada, or equivalent programs abroad, are eligible to enter the two-year (45 credit) baccalaureate program.
3. Diploma in Nursing
Individuals with a high school graduation diploma and the requisite English, mathematics and science credits may enter the 24-month, 75 credit (25 courses) diploma program.
4. Bachelor of Nursing, Foundation Program
Individuals who are high school graduates, but who lack prerequisite science and/or mathematics credits or who need to strengthen their English language proficiency are eligible to enter the Nursing Foundation Program. Successful completion of the Nursing Foundation Program provides transition to the Regular or Post-diploma degree programs.