Undergraduate Programs and Their Admissions Requirements

After Degree Prerequisites

As outlined in the Admission Requirements section of the University Calendar, there are specific prerequisite courses that must be completed in order to be eligible for admission to the BScN-After Degree Program. 

If you did not complete these courses as part of your first degree, you may complete them through an institution and Faculty/program of your choice. Often students in Alberta will do so through Open Studies at the University of Alberta, through distance learning at Athabasca University, or through another institution that offers university-level courses. U of A alumni may also be able apply as a Special Student to the Faculty where they completed their first degree in order to complete these prerequisites; contact the specific Faculty for details.   

These courses must be completed and transcripts received by the document deadline for the term you are applying for. 

University of Alberta Courses
Listed below are courses offered at the University of Alberta that could be used to meet these prerequisite requirements (please note that this list is not necessarily comprehensive - other UofA courses may also be considered):

  • English (3 credits):
    • Courses with ENGL, ANGL, AUENG, or WRS prefix
  • Statistics (3 credits):
    • Courses with STAT,  STATQ, or AUSTA prefix
    • PEDS 309:  Statistics, Measurement, and Evaluation (note: consent from Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation may be required)
    • SOC 210: Introduction to Social Statistics
    • AUPSY 213: Statistical Methods for Psychological Research
    • MGTSC 312: Probability and Statistics for Business
    • CIV E 290: Civil Engineering Analysis I
  • Psychology (3 credits):
    • Courses with PSYCO, PSYCE,  AUPSY, or EDPY/EDPSY prefix
    • HE ED 321: Psychological Dimensions of Health Promotion
    • PEDS 303: Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (note: consent from Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation may be required)
    • AUPED 261: Psychology of Sport
    • Certain courses with the SMO or ORG A prefix
  • Human Anatomy (3 credits):
    • ANAT 200: Human Morphology
    • NURS 140: Anatomy (note: consent from Faculty of Nursing required for enrollment, contact 780-492-5300 or nursing.undergraduate@ualberta.ca to be added to the course waitlist)   
    • PEDS 100: Structural Anatomy (note: consent from Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation may be required)
    • REHAB 350: Structural Human Anatomy (sometimes offered via distance education)
    • AUPED 112: Structural Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology (3 credits):
    • Courses with PHYSL prefix
    • NURS 150:  Physiology (note: consent from Faculty of Nursing required for enrollment, contact 780-492-5300 or nursing.undergraduate@ualberta.ca to be added to the course waitlist)
    • PEDS 101: Introduction to Human Physiology (note: consent from Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation may be required)
    • AUPED 215: Introduction to Human Physiology I
    • ZOOL 241: Animal Physiology I: Homeostasis (note: this course is accepted but Human Physiology is preferred) 
    • ZOOL 242: Animal Physiology II: Intercellular Communication (note: this course is accepted but Human Physiology is preferred) 
  • Medical Microbiology (3 credits):
    • MMI 133: Medical Microbiology for Health Care Professionals
    • AUBIO 274: Microbiology (note: AUBIO 130: Cell Biology is a prerequisite for this course)
    • Combination of MICRB 265: General Microbiology and IMIN 200: Infection and Immunity (both courses required)

List of Select Courses from Other Institutions
This is not a comprehensive list of courses and/or institutions that can meet the above prerequisite requirements, it is provided as a list of some of the possible options available in the Edmonton area. The Alberta Transfer Guide also provides information about the transferability of courses between postsecondary institutions in the province of Alberta.  If you have attended an institution outside of Alberta and have questions about the prerequisites, please contact the Faculty of Nursing.

  • Athabasca University (Note: Courses at Athabasca University are offered via distance learning.)
    • English: ENGL 211, ENGL 212, or ENGL 255
    • Statistics: MATH 215 or MATH 216
    • Psychology: PSYC 228, PSYC 289, or PSYC 290
    • Human Physiology: BIOL 230
    • Human Anatomy and Human Physiology (6 credits): BIOL 235
    • Medical Microbiology: BIOL 325
  • Grant MacEwan University (Note: Grant MacEwan University offers both on-campus and distance learning courses.)
    • English: ENGL 100, ENGL 102, ENGL 103, ENGL 105, or ENGL 108
    • Statistics: STAT 141, STAT 151, SOCI 210, or MGTS 312 
    • Psychology: PSYC 104, PSYC 105, or EDPY 200
    • Human Anatomy: HLSC 120, PEDS 100, or NURS 105
    • Human Physiology: HLSC 126, HLSC 128, PEDS 101, or NURS 108
    • Medical Microbiology: HLSC 124
  • King's University College
    • English: transferable ENGL courses (see Alberta Transfer Guide)
    • Statistics: STAT 300
    • Psychology: transferable PSYC courses (see Alberta Transfer Guide)
    • Human Anatomy: BIOL 200
    • Human Physiology: BIOL 352
    • Medical Microbiology: not offered at King's University College (BIOL 346 is not accepted unless an acceptable Immunology course from another institution has also been taken)
  • Concordia University College
    • English: transferable ENG courses (see Alberta Transfer Guide)
    • Statistics:  MAT 151
    • Psychology:  transferable PSY courses (see Alberta Transfer Guide)
    • Human Anatomy: not offered at Concordia University College (BIO 225 not accepted)
    • Human Physiology: BIO 243
    • Medical Microbiology: not offered at Concordia University College (BIO 265 not accepted)