BN – Regular Program and Post-Diploma Program
The normal course load for the degree program is 15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents). Only those students who attain a grade point average of 3.00 in a Fall or Winter Term will be permitted to register for a sixth course in the next term. It should be noted that extra courses represent a substantial burden and may influence overall performance. Opportunities for accelerated progress in non-nursing courses exist through credit courses in the Spring Intersession.
Nursing Foundation Program
Students admitted to the Nursing Foundation Program will be required to take all courses unless exemptions are provided in writing by UCQ. Exemption from any course is granted to students who meet one of the following criteria:
Science and Mathematics courses:
1. A mark of 65 per cent or higher in the corresponding high school course at the grade 12 level;
2. A mark of 70 per cent on the placement assessment for the course.
1. Placement test which places the student at a higher level English Language course, or
2. Submission of a TOEFL or equivalent test score that meets admission requirements for direct entry into the Bachelor of Nursing Regular Program (BNRT) or Bachelor of Nursing Post-Diploma route (PDBN) program.