In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies requirements, the Faculty of Nursing requires that an applicant must:
a) Be a Registered Nurse holding a baccalaureate degree, normally in nursing.
b) Have a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in the master’s degree.
c) Present evidence of active nursing registration in Alberta through CARNA (College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta).
d) Hold CPR Certification at the Basic Rescuer or Basic Cardiac Life Support or “C” level.
e) Have three years’ (full-time or equivalent) clinical experience and provide documentation from their employer confirming they have met the three years’ experience (4,500 hours).
f) Submit one clinical reference from someone who can attest to the applicant’s nursing practice and expertise.
g) 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).
h) For applicants required to provide proof of proficiency in English, submit a minimum TOEFL score of 97 (Internet-based test); IELTS score of 7.0; PTE score of 68; or a CAEL overall score of 70 (no less than 70 on reading and writing sections). This requirement can also be met by completing the Academic Communication Certificate with a minimum grade of "A-" in writing courses.
i) Have an interview(s) with a faculty member, if requested by the Faculty.
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. Fit testing is only valid for two years; therefore students must present proof of fit testing at the time of expiration. Further information is available on the Faculty of Nursing website. Please note requirements may change during the program as determined by Alberta Health Services (AHS) guidelines. Current employment with AHS does not exempt students from complying with these requirements. Students who are not compliant with fulfilling the immunization requirements will not be allowed to undertake a clinical placement with AHS.
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.