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University of Calgary Calendar 2011-2012 Faculty of Nursing 1. Summary of Degree Programs
1. Summary of Degree Programs
Degrees Offered



Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Diploma - Acute Care (NP Diploma)

MN (thesis and course-based)


Bachelor of Nursing Program

The University of Calgary offers an innovative Bachelor of Nursing degree to prepare students for the opportunities and challenges of a nursing career in a changing health care system. Throughout the program, students are provided with a sound theoretical base and supervised practice experience in a variety of nursing settings. Three BN routes are available: a four-year route for high school students, a two and one-half year route for transfer students and a two-year route for degree holders. 

Note:  Students will not be permitted to switch routes mid-program. 

Bachelor of Nursing Program at Medicine Hat College Site

The BN Off-Site program at Medicine Hat College is a collaborative program offered entirely on the Medicine Hat College Site. It was developed jointly by the nursing faculty at the University of Calgary and Medicine Hat College in order to allow students in the Medicine Hat area increased access to a baccalaureate program without having to relocate.

Bachelor of Nursing Transitioning Program at Medicine Hat College Site

The BN Transitioning Program at Medicine Hat College, offered entirely on the Medicine Hat College Site, is for Licensed Practical Nurses and Emergency Medical Technicians-Paramedics who have graduated from the PN Certificate Program at Bow Valley College, the PN Diploma Program at Bow Valley College or the EMT-P Program at Medicine Hat College.

Bachelor of Nursing Program at University of Calgary Qatar Campus
For more information see:

Post Diploma Bachelor of Nursing for Registered Nurses (Qatar Campus Only)
For more information see:


See the Faculty of Graduate Studies Calendar.