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