In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies requirements, the Faculty of Nursing requires that an applicant must:
a) Normally be a Registered Nurse.
b) Normally hold CPR Certification at the Basic Rescuer or Basic Cardiac Life Support or “C” level.
c) Submit a study plan outlining the areas of proposed concentration, goals in undertaking doctoral work, initial intentions regarding course work, and a statement of the preliminary plans for thesis research.
d) Provide examples of the applicant’s written scholarly work such as publications, research reports, course assignments, etc.
e) Provide a curriculum vitae.
f) Provide a letter of commitment from the identified supervisor indicating willingness to provide supervision throughout the program of studies and supporting the applicant’s study plan.
g) For applicants required to provide proof of proficiency in English, submit a TOEFL score of 97 (Internet-based test); IELTS score of 7.0; MELAB score of 83; PTE score of 68; or complete Tier III of 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.
h) Have successfully completed one graduate-level course (3 units) in quantitative methods, one graduate-level course (3 units) in qualitative methods, plus one graduate-level course (3 units) in statistics. Exceptions may be considered, but the onus will be on the applicant to provide sufficient evidence to warrant exception. Deficiencies must be successfully eliminated prior to or in the first year of the doctoral program.
i) Submit three references, one of which must be from the applicant’s supervisor of their master’s program.
j) Submit a security/police clearance letter (Alberta Health Services require security clearance checks for nursing graduate students who will be doing a practicum or research in the region).
The practicum providers and public health authorities have determined that in order to participate in practicum it is mandatory for students to be immunized against/tested for a variety of communicable diseases. They also must be fit tested for a N95 mask. Further information is available on the Faculty of Nursing website.
Academic Accommodation Policy for Students with Disabilities
It is important for students with documented disabilities, who have met the admission criteria, to note that the Academic Accommodation Policy does not require the University to lower or substantially modify standards in order to accommodate students with disabilities. Adaptive technology and/or academic accommodations are available to facilitate learning, but they do not relieve students of their responsibilities to develop the essential skills and abilities expected of all other students.