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University of Calgary Calendar 2023-2024 Faculty of Nursing 3. Faculty Regulations 3.3 Course Work
3.3 Course Work
Course Load

The BN Program is a full-time professional program. Only students admitted to the BN Program will be permitted to register in Nursing (NURS) courses. Students must complete all of the required courses in the term and sequence as they are prescribed (see 4.1 Nursing Program Routes chart).

Since the BN Program is a full-time professional program, students are not allowed to take additional courses while enrolled in Terms 3 through 8, without the express permission of the Associate Dean Undergraduate Programs (or delegate).

Transfer Credit

Core Nursing courses considered for advanced credit must have been completed within the last five years. There is no time limit on completion of support courses which include non-core Nursing options.

Students must have obtained a minimum grade of "C-" in each Anatomy and Physiology course being presented for transfer credit.

Students should be aware that advanced credits awarded to them are part of the basis on which they have been admitted to the Faculty of Nursing, and therefore are not used in the calculation of grade point averages for promotion purposes.

Prospective students should consult with the Faculty of Nursing if they are planning to take courses as an Open Studies student or through another institution such as Athabasca University.

See 4. Program Details section for specific program regulations.

Course Work at Other Institutions for Transfer of Credit - Visiting Student Status

Only students in Year 1 (Terms 1 and 2) may be authorized to complete some of their program course work at another institution if their registration as a Visiting Student is acceptable to that institution, and if they are in good academic standing in the Faculty of Nursing. Permission for such authorization will be given on a Letter of Permission form and requires the approval of the Faculty of Nursing. A fee of $25.00 will be charged for each Letter of Permission.

On completion of studies, it will be the responsibility of the student to ensure that official transcripts of grades are forwarded directly to a Student Advisor in the Faculty of Nursing so that appropriate credit may be awarded. Students are advised that taking courses at the end of their program may affect their graduation date. Contact a Faculty of Nursing Student Advisor for more information.

Connect Care

Connect Care is an electronic health platform that shares health information to improve patient care. Students require Connect Care access for clinical placements. All Connect Care training is mandatory prior to the start of the clinical experience.

Students must be available to attend in-person Instructor Led Training (ILT) 10 business days prior to the start of the term.

Attending any clinical site without the mandatory CC training/access is prohibited.

Credit in Courses by Special Assessment

The Faculty of Nursing does not allow credit through special assessment for Core Nursing courses. Faculties offering option courses in Year 1 of the BN Program may allow credit through special assessment. Students are referred to the Admissions section of this Calendar for University regulations on obtaining course credits by special assessment. (See B.13).