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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 Qatar Faculty 4. Program Details 4.2 Post-Diploma Bachelor of Nursing Program
4.2 Post-Diploma Bachelor of Nursing Program
Course Requirements

Core Nursing Courses1

Support Courses2

  • Statistics 205
  • 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) open options chosen from courses offered by the Faculty of Arts and/or the Faculty of Science
  • 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) open options

1Nursing 531 is a prerequisite to 533. Nursing 441 and 533 are prerequisites to 543.

2At least 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) of the 15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents) open option courses must be at a senior level (300 or higher) and a maximum of 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) open option course may be a nursing option course.

Other Requirements

Students' performance will be initially reviewed for promotion in the program when they have completed not less than 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents). Students must achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

Post-Diploma students will not be allowed to register in courses which duplicate content already taken in their nursing diploma program.

Program Regulations
Duration of Degree Program

The baccalaureate program for nurses who hold a diploma must be completed within seven calendar years from the date of initial registration in the program. Students may complete the program on a full- or part-time basis. Part-time students are encouraged to complete some or all of the support courses prior to making application to the program.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit from outside the Qatar faculty is limited to 30 units (5.0 full-course equivalents). Students must complete the remainder of the program, including 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) nursing courses, while registered at the University of Calgary in Qatar.

Courses taken at a university or community college level may be transferable for credit provided that these courses were not used towards the nursing diploma.

Students should also be aware that regardless of the number of transfer credits awarded, the program cannot be completed in less than three academic terms.