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Graduate Studies Calendar 2019-2020 Program Descriptions Nursing NURS Graduate Certificates in Advanced Nursing Practice
Graduate Certificates in Advanced Nursing Practice
1. Certificates Offered
  • Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice I
  • Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice II

Specializations:

  • Addiction and Mental Health
  • Contemporary Topics in Aging
  • Innovations in Teaching and Learning
  • Leadership for Health System Transformation

Students must pick a different specialization in each of the two certificates.

Laddered Certificate Pathway to the Master of Nursing

Students who successfully complete one specialization of the Certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice I and a different specialization of the Certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice II will be eligible to apply for admission into the Laddered Certificate Pathway to the Master of Nursing (course-based) degree and will receive credit for the 24 units of coursework completed. Applications must be received within two years of completion of the Certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice II.

Program delivery: blended format, which includes both face-to-face and online learning.

2. Admission Requirements

In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies’ admission requirements, all applicants must meet the following requirements:

Certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice I

a) Normally, a University of Calgary four-year baccalaureate degree in nursing or an equivalent degree from a recognized institution. Degrees and grades from foreign institutions are evaluated for their equivalency to those of the University of Calgary;

b) A minimum GPA of 3.00 (on the University of Calgary four-point system). This is based on the last two years of post-secondary study consisting of a minimum of 60 units;

c) In order of priority, preference will be given to applicants who: 1) hold an active nursing registration in the Province of Alberta; 2) hold an active nursing registration in a Canadian province or territory of employment; 3) international students. Applicants who hold a baccalaureate degree in another health profession may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis;

d) For applicants required to provide proof of proficiency in English: a minimum TOEFL score of 97 (Internet-based test); IELTS score of 7.0; MELAB score of 83; Level 3 on the International Foundations program (werklund.ucalgary.ca/ifp) with a minimum grade of "B" on Academic Writing & Grammar III, "B" on Reading Comprehension & Proficiency III, and "B" on Listening Comprehension & Oral Fluency III (werklund.ucalgary.ca/ifp).

Certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice II

a) Completion of the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice I with a minimum GPA of 3.0;

b) A minimum GPA of 3.00 (on the University of Calgary four-point system). This is based on the last two years of post-secondary study consisting of a minimum of 60 units;

c) In order of priority, preference will be given to applicants who: 1) hold an active nursing registration in the Province of Alberta; 2) hold an active nursing registration in a Canadian province or territory of employment; 3) international students. Applicants who hold a baccalaureate degree in another health profession may be considered for admission on a case by-case basis.

Note: International students from around the world are eligible to apply for admission provided they meet the admission and professional licensure requirements

3. Application Deadlines

Deadlines for submission of complete applications are available on the Future Students website: ucalgary.ca/future-students/graduate/explore-programs/nursing-certificate-course-based.

4. Advanced Credit

Not given.

5. Course Requirements

Graduate Certificates in Advanced Nursing Practice I and II

Each of the graduate certificates consist of 12 units of coursework. Course requirements are determined by the specialization.

Addiction and Mental Health:

  1. Nursing 612
  2. Nursing 614
  3. Nursing 616
  4. Nursing 618

Contemporary Topics in Aging:

  1. Nursing 602
  2. Nursing 604
  3. Nursing 606 
  4. Nursing 608

Innovations in Teaching and Learning:

  1. Nursing 622
  2. Nursing 624 
  3. Nursing 626
  4. Nursing 628

Leadership for Health System Transformation:

  1. Nursing 660 
  2. Nursing 662
  3. Nursing 664
  4. Nursing 668

Students must pick different specializations in each of the two certificates (i.e., a student cannot repeat the specialization that they completed in the first certificate when they enrol in the second certificate).

6. Time Limits

The expected completion time for each graduate certificate is 12 months. The maximum completion time for each graduate certificate is 2 years.

7. Supervisory Assignments

No supervisor will be assigned for the Graduate Certificates in Advanced Nursing Practice I and II.

8. Financial Assistance

No financial assistance is available for this part-time program.