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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 Qatar Faculty 3. Faculty Regulations 3.1 Admissions
3.1 Admissions
Deadlines

Applications are accepted from October 15 to March 1.

Admission Requirements

Bachelor of Nursing, Regular program:

For direct entry into the Bachelor of Nursing program prospective students must present:

  • The following Grade 12 level subjects with an overall average of 65 per cent or higher (all subjects must be approved as equivalent to Alberta Grade 12):
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • One Option Course
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Qatari Citizenship, a Qatar Resident's Permit or the ability to seek Permanent Residency through a family member (UCQ cannot issue Student Visas)

Note: Students who meet all admission requirements will be admitted directly to the Bachelor of Nursing Regular program. Students who lack the appropriate High School courses and grades and/or require the English Language Proficiency requirement may be admitted to the Nursing Foundation Program (see admission requirements below).

Bachelor of Nursing, Post-diploma program:

For direct entry into the Bachelor of Nursing Post-Diploma program prospective students must present the following:

  • A Diploma from the High Institute of Nursing, a Nursing Diploma from Canada, or the equivalent
  • A grade point average 2.00 or greater (on a four-point scale)
  • Completion of the following Grade 12 level subjects (must be approved as equivalent to Alberta Grade 12):
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • One Option Course
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Qatari Citizenship, a Qatar Resident's Permit or the ability to seek Permanent Residency through a family member (UCQ cannot issue Student Visas)

Students who meet all admission requirements will be admitted directly to the Post-Diploma program. Students who only lack the English Language Proficiency requirements may be admitted to the Nursing Foundation Program (see admission requirements below).

Diploma in Nursing Program

  • The following Grade 12 level subjects with an overall average of 65 per cent or higher (all subjects must be approved as equivalent to Alberta Grade 12):
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • One Option Course
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Qatari Citizenship, a Qatar Resident's Permit or the ability to seek Permanent Residency through a family member (UCQ cannot issue Student Visas)

Note: Students who meet all admission requirements will be admitted directly to the Diploma in Nursing program. Students who lack the appropriate High School courses and grades and/or require the English Language Proficiency requirement may be admitted to the Nursing Foundation Program (see admission requirements below).

Nursing Foundation Program:

Students wishing to enter the Nursing Foundation Program leading to the Bachelor of Nursing degree program or the Diploma in Nursing program must present the following:

  • Five academic high school subjects including science and mathematics at least at the grade 11 level, with an overall average of 65 per cent. Students with results lower than 65 per cent in any of biology, chemistry or mathematics at the grade 12 level will normally be required to take the foundation course in the subject.
  • A minimum score of 40 on the TOEFL iBT, or equivalent IELTS or CAEL test score, or acceptable score on the UCQ English Placement test.
  • Qatari Citizenship, a Qatar Resident's Permit or the ability to seek Permanent Residency through a family member (UCQ cannot issue Student Visas).
Immunization Requirements

All nursing students are required to complete a series of immunization and diagnostic tests as outlined on the Student Immunization Form. Documented proof of completion must be provided to the University of Calgary in Qatar prior to commencement of the program.

Throughout the BN program, students are required to ensure that immunizations are current and must provide proof of updates to the University of Calgary in Qatar. Failure to do so will result in students being removed from clinical courses until such time as adequate proof has been provided. These requirements may change during the program as determined by UCQ in collaboration with Alberta Health Services and the Qatar Ministry of Public Health. Students will be informed if there are changes.

English Language Proficiency

The State of Qatar has designated English as the language of health care delivery. Nursing education and the Nursing profession require a high level of spoken and written communication skill in order to ensure patient safety. Students who, after admission to the Diploma in Nursing, Regular or Post-Diploma Bachelor of Nursing degree programs, show an inadequate command of spoken or written English must improve their proficiency to the Faculty's satisfaction in collaboration with the Nursing Foundation Program. Students may be asked to withdraw from the program if their ability in English interferes with their ability to provide patient care.

For admission to the Bachelor of Nursing programs or the Diploma in Nursing program, students must present a minimum score of:

  • 80 on Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based test (213 on the computer-based TOEFL or 550 on the paper-based TOEFL),
  • or a minimum score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test,
  • or minimum score of 60 on the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL),
  • or a minimum score of 77 on the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) examination.

For admission to the Nursing Foundation Program, students must present a minimum score of:

  • 40 on Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based test (120 on the computer-based TOEFL or 433 on the paper-based TOEFL),
  • or a minimum score of 4.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test,
  • or an acceptable score on the UCQ placement test.