Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Admission Requirements Tuition and Fees Program Structure

 

You'll receive clinical nursing experience in community and institutional settings each term. In addition to working days, you may be required to work some evening, night and weekend shifts in the clinical settings.

Before each clinical course, you'll get two opportunities to pass the Medication Administration Safety Screening (MASS) exam. You will be required to delete your registration in the clinical course, if you fail the MASS exam.

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Admission requirements

High school requirements

You need to have a minimum 75% average in five subjects, with no grade below a 50%. The subjects include:

  • English 30-1 (65% or higher is required)
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30 or Science 30
  • One of Math 30-1, Math 30-2 or Math 31
  • Subject from Group A, B or C

Mature student requirements

Mature students must be over the age of 21. You must also have an overall high school average of 75% with no grade below 65% in English 30-1 and no grade below 50% in Chemistry 30 or Science 30, and Biology 30.

Applicants with post-secondary credits

Applicants with post-secondary credits will have their average calculated based on a 60-40 split, with 60% of your GPA based on required high school courses and 40% of your GPA based on your last 24 post-secondary credits.

Applicants of Aboriginal ancestry

There are five seats available for qualified applicants of Aboriginal ancestry in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program every year. Applicants must be accepted by April 15, or the positions may be filled with students of non-Aboriginal ancestry.

View more information on the definition of Aboriginal ancestry.

English language proficiency

Instructors teach primarily in English. You can qualify for English Language Proficiency if you have completed three or more years of full-time education in English, including your Grade 12 year at a Canadian school or an approved school outside of Canada.

You can also meet proficiency requirements with accepted scores from these tests:

  • TOEFL : iBT - minimum score of 79 with no score below 19
  • IELTS - minimum overall score of 6.5 with no score below 5.0
  • CAEL - minimum overall score of 70
  • MELAB - minimum overall score of 85

Spoken language proficiency

If you are a speaker with English as a second language, you must show Spoken Language Proficiency. You can meet this requirement by presenting:

  • Proof of six or more years of full-time education in English, including your Grade 12 year at a Canadian school or an approved school outside of Canada;
  • A minimum score of 26 on the speaking band of the TOEFL:iBT;
  • A minimum score of 7.5 on the IELTS speaking band; or
  • A minimum of 50 on the University of Albera's Speaking Test

Tuition and fees

The table below outlines fees for year one and two. The University of Alberta's fees apply to the third and fourth year of the program.

 Full Time Fees
 
 Full Time Fees  Domestic Students International Students
Tuition *$1951.00 *$5853.00
Health and Dental Fee  $126.00 $126.00
Registration Fee  $15.00 $15.00
Student Association Building Fee $17.92 $17.92
Student Association Fee $104.16 $104.16
Technology Fee $50.00 $50.00
Wellness & Athletic Fee $30.00 $30.00
Total **$2294.08  **$6196.08
 Part Time Fees
 
 Part-time Fees  Domestic Students International Students
Tuition (per credit) $186.00 $558.00
Registration Fee  $7.50 $7.50
Student Association Building Fee $8.96 $8.96
Student Association Fee $52.16 $52.16
Technology Fee $15.00 $15.00
Wellness & Athletic Fee $15.00 $15.00
Total

**Tuition

+ $98.62 Fees

 **Tuition

+$98.62 Fees

 Spring Session Fees
 
 Spring Session Fees  Domestic Students International Students
Tuition (per credit) *$186.00 *$558.00
Registration Fee  $7.50 $7.50
Student Association Building Fee $3.36 $3.36
Student Association Fee $19.56 $19.56
Technology Fee $15.00 $15.00
Wellness & Athletic Fee $6.60 $6.60
Total

**Tuition

+ $52.02 Fees

**Tuition

+ $52.02 Fees

*The following fee schedule may be subject to change without notice.  Tuition and related fees are set on an annual basis.

**Lab fees if applicable have not been included in this amount.   For more information view the Keyano College Credit Calendar

Program structure

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University collaboration

The program begins with admission to Keyano College in Year one as a student in the University of Alberta Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing Program with Keyano.

For the first three years, you are a registered Keyano student. You apply for official admission to the University of Alberta in year three for your fourth year. As long as you meet the criteria, you continue at Keyano College in your fourth year.