Undergraduate Programs and Their Admissions Requirements

After Degree Program

Please note: The Faculty of Nursing has implemented a new curriculum for the After Degree Program for Fall 2018 with a focus on concept based and intentional clinical learning. Intentional clinical learning is a purposeful approach to providing students with the foundational knowledge and skills to provide safe quality patient care in today’s complex health settings. Please see the course sequencing information below.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) After Degree Program is for students who come to nursing with a recognized university degree in any field of study, and is offered both in Edmonton and in Camrose. The Faculty of Nursing recognizes that students who already hold a degree have developed critical thinking and analytical skills. These skills, combined with career and life experience and, in many cases, additional education, make these individuals excellent candidates for this program.

Admissions

There is one round of admissions (Fall) for the BScN-After Degree Program in both Edmonton and Camrose.

Edmonton and Camrose Sites

The BScN-After Degree Program can be taken in either Edmonton or Camrose. Both program sites provide students with the skills to practice as Registered Nurses in urban and rural areas and in variety of settings. There is a focus on rural nursing in the BScN-After Degree Program in Camrose. Applicants may apply to both the Edmonton and Camrose program locations, but as a condition of admission the program must be completed at whichever location the student enrolls in; transfers between locations are not permitted.

Edmonton

Students admitted to the BScN-After Degree Program in Edmonton will attend classes at the UofA North (main) Campus. The Faculty of Nursing offices and lab are located in the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, however classes can occur in various buildings around campus. Edmonton site students are generally assigned to clinical placements in the city of Edmonton and the greater Edmonton area, but if needed could be placed as far away as 150 kilometres. Students are responsible for their transportation to practice placements and for the costs of travel and accommodations where applicable.

Courses and labs in the Edmonton program will be taken in the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, a new 150,000 square meter building is designed specifically to give students a place for interactive, high-tech collaboration and teamwork. Home to all of the University of Alberta's health science disciplines, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy is designed specifically to teach team-based and patient-centred care.

Camrose

Students admitted to the BScN-After Degree Program in Camrose will attend classes in the Husfloen Building at 4316 38 Street in the city of Camrose. Although offered in Camrose, this program is managed by the Faculty of Nursing rather than Augustana Faculty. Classes in this program are not held at the Augustana campus. The two Faculties do however collaborate with regards to various student services. Faculty of Nursing students at the Camrose site are assessed Augustana non-instructional fees, allowing them access to certain facilities and services at Augustana.

Students may apply to live in the Augustana residences or may wish to seek off-campus housing in the city. Augustana guarantees Fall/Winter residence space to students who apply (but cannot necessarily guarantee a single room), including access to the Augustana Dining Hall (all-you-can-eat single entré buffet). Spring/Summer residence options are also available but with slightly different amenities and application process. The Augustana Students' Association provides an off-campus housing registry and other local listings are available in Camrose. In past years some students have chosen to commute from Edmonton or other communities to Camrose; students ;considering this option should be aware that ongoing on-time attendance is expected and travel times and weather conditions should be carefully evaluated.

Camrose site students may be assigned to clinical placements in Camrose or as far away as 150 kilometres. Students are responsible for their transportation to practice placements and for the costs of travel and accommodations where applicable. 

Course Sequence

  • The number in brackets beside the course name indicates the units of course weight ("credits") for that particular course. 
  • Course names that end in "Practice" are clinical placements/experiences done in off-campus healthcare facilities.
  • The most current course descriptions are available on Bear Tracks. If you do not have a UofA Campus Computing ID, you can login to Bear Tracks as a Guest. Each course description also includes the different course components (lecture, lab, tutorial/seminar, clinical). For more information about these different components, please visit the Teaching Methods section of our website.
  • Due to the integrated nature of the coursework, the BScN-After Degree Program is designed to be completed in two years. Application for an extension to the program must be submitted to the Student Advisor. With approval, students have up to three years to complete the requirements for this program. Therefore, it is necessary to undertake full-time studies and it is not possible to complete this program on a part-time basis. 

The following course sequences are in effect as of the 2018-2019 academic year:

University of Alberta

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) After Degree Program – Edmonton Site (as of September 2018)

Fall – Year 1

NURS 200 (*3) Innovation, Systems Thinking & Leadership in Healthcare

NURS 311 (*3) Evidence Informed Nursing Practice

NURS 316 (*3) Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I

NURS 330 (*1) Foundations for Success in Nursing

NURS 334 (*3) Foundations of Nursing I

NURS 335 (*4) Nursing Practice - Health Assessment & Nursing Process

Winter – Year 1

NURS 222 (*3) Indigenous Health in Canada

NURS 344 (*3) Foundations of Nursing II

NURS 345 (*6) Introductory Acute Care Nursing Practice

NURS 416 (*3) Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II

Spring/Summer – Year 1

NURS 300 (*3) Health Policy, Health Care Organizations, Change Management

NURS 431 (*3) Advanced Acute Care Nursing Practice I

NURS 433 (*9) - Community Nursing Through the Lifespan OR NURS 437 (*9) Mental Health & Wellness in Nursing

Fall – Year 2

Winter – Year 2

Spring/Summer – Year 2

NURS 400 (*3) Leadership in Nursing & Interprofessional Practice

NURS 435 (*3) Advanced Acute Care Nursing Practice II

NURS 437 (*9) Mental Health & Wellness in Nursing OR NURS 433 (*9) - Community Nursing Through the Lifespan

NURS 485 (*12) Nursing Practice in a Focused Area

Note: NURS 485 may be offered in Spring/Summer of Year 2. In this case, students would take NURS 422 and 425 in Winter Term.

 

NURS 422 (*3) Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Ethics & Law

NURS 425 (*9) Nursing Leadership in a Focus Area

 

University of Alberta

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) After Degree Program – Camrose Site (as of September 2018)

 

Fall – Year 1

NURS 311 (*3) Evidence Informed Nursing Practice

NURS 330 (*1) Foundations for Success in Nursing

NURS 316 (*3) Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I

NURS 334 (*3) Foundations of Nursing I

NURS 335 (*4) Nursing Practice - Health Assessment & Nursing Process

NURS 200 (*3) Innovation, Systems Thinking & Leadership in Healthcare

Winter – Year 1

NURS 344 (*3) Foundations of Nursing II

NURS 345 (*6) Introductory Acute Care Nursing Practice

NURS 416 (*3) Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II

NURS 222 (*3) Indigenous Health in Canada

Spring/Summer – Year 1

NURS 437 (*9) Mental Health & Wellness in Nursing

NURS 431 (*3) Advanced Acute Care Nursing Practice I

NURS 300 (*3) Health Policy, Health Care Organizations, Change Management

Fall – Year 2

Winter – Year 2

Spring/Summer – Year 2

NURS 433 (*9) - Community Nursing Through the Lifespan

NURS 435 (*3) Advanced Acute Care Nursing Practice II

NURS 400 (*3) Leadership in Nursing & Interprofessional Practice

NURS 485 (*12) Nursing Practice in a Focused Area

NURS 422 (*3) Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Ethics & Law

NURS 425 (*9) Nursing Leadership in a Focused Area