Bachelor of Nursing (BN)

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What you will learn in this program

Nurses ask questions such as: How do people respond to illness? In what ways are lives impacted by sickness? How are patients cared for when they are unwell?

Leading the way on health-care teams, registered nurses are in high demand for their clinical skills and theoretical knowledge. Over the course of your studies, you'll be involved in active learning within the classroom, with small clinical groups in a variety of off-campus nursing practice settings, and in simulated clinical laboratories.

Career opportunities

​Registered nurses have global career opportunities in community agencies, hospital settings, childcare environments, the research sector, and more. A degree in nursing can also be used as a stepping-stone to another professional degree or further studies at the graduate level.

Courses you'll take:

Academic Writing for Specialized Audiences (Intermediate), Human Anatomy and Physiology, Supporting Health I: Communities and Populations, Supporting Health III: People with Life-Threatening Health Challenges

Admission requirements and information

View the admission and application requirements for this program.

See requirements on the Office of the Registrar site.

Important dates and deadlines

Program Highlights

Program enhancements

Collaborative team work - Interact with your peers while learning to collaborate on projects.

Work experience

Practicum experience - Opportunity to gain hands-on career related expereinces in a professional setting.

Kate W.(BN'12) says the Faculty of Nursing was a great environment in which to become a well-rounded student. "I gained experience as a student leader, helping to build my confidence in conflict resolution, seeing the bigger picture and finding innovative solutions, important aspects of my nursing practice. I was taught to continue learning independently. Definitely one of the most important lessons I learned at UCalgary was to be excited to continue learning for the rest of my career."

Inspiring nursing leadership

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Award-winning instructor Cydnee Seneviratne, associate dean practice education, enjoys learning from her students. "I believe it is important to be open to new ideas and thoughts brought forth by students about nursing practice and nursing issues. I also believe it is important to use my sense of humour to ensure that students enjoy what they are learning."

​Creating positive learning experiences

Join our community in fall 2019

We'll be accepting applications to attend the University of Calgary in fall 2019 starting on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. You'll be able to submit an application until Friday, March 1, 2019. Check out our student experience page to find out more about what life is like on campus or consider visiting campus for a tour led by one of our current students.

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Mackenzie Margetts is a high-intensity junkie whose goal in high school was to be a surgeon. But he changed his mind once he saw what a career in nursing offers. “I wanted what anyone wants in a career: respect, authority and money,” he says. “What I didn’t realize is that I can get it all in nursing and be ready to go after four years of university. Nursing requires critical thinking, hard work and stamina; you can’t be successful as a nursing student unless you are 100% committed, but it's a wonderful choice.”

Why choose nursing

Faculty Information

Faculty of Nursing
Professional Faculties, Room 1238
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4