Undergraduate Programs and Their Admissions Requirements

Collaborative Program

Program Description

The Faculty of Nursing has implemented a curriculum redesign for the BScN (4 year) Collaborative Program for Fall 2014. Please see the course sequencing information below.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)-Collaborative Program is primarily for high school graduates or those who have some postsecondary education, and is designed as a 4 year full-time program.  With approval from the Faculty of Nursing student advisor, students can extend the program for up to a maximum of 6 years from the time of admission.

The program is called "Collaborative" because in addition to being offered at the University of Alberta campus in Edmonton, all four years can be taken at Red Deer College, Keyano College (Fort McMurray), or Grande Prairie Regional College.  If students wish to enroll in a location other than the University of Alberta, they should apply directly to that specific institution.  After the third year of the program, students from those three locations apply to the University of Alberta and are considered UofA students for their fourth year, but still remain at the campus of the original institution.

Note:  Individuals who have previously completed a recognized university degree in any field are not eligible for the BScN-Collaborative Program and should refer to the BScN-After Degree Program.

Admissions

Note: In addition to the admission requirements, there are a number of Health and Safety Requirements required for clinical practice that must be met upon admission to the Faculty of Nursing. 

Aboriginal Applicants: The BScN-Collaborative Program has 6 designated seats per year for Aboriginal students. Aboriginal students can also enter this program through the University of Alberta's Transition Year Program (TYP).  

Deadlines

A complete list of University of Alberta deadlines is available in the University Calendar

Application deadline: March 1
Application form and application fee due.
      
Document deadline for high school applicants:  August 1 
All program requirements completed and transcripts/documents due. 
      
Document deadline for postsecondary applicants:  June 15
All program requirements completed and transcripts/documents due.

Health and safety requirements deadline:  March 1
Refer to the Health and Safety Requirements page.

Course Sequence

Below is the course sequence for those undertaking full-time studies. Please also refer to the University Calendar

  • 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.  
  • Complete course descriptions are available on Bear Tracks. If you do not have a U of A Campus Computing ID, you can login to Bear Tracks as a Guest.
  • Students planning to pursue a professional program such as Medicine should speak with our Student Advisor before registering for courses. 

The following course sequence is in effect as of the 2014-2015 academic year.  Students who entered the program in earlier years should refer to the University Calendar from their year of admission.

Total units of course weight ("credits") for the program = 124
 
University of Alberta
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) Collaborative Program
As of September 2014 at University of Alberta (see Academic Standing and Graduation in the University Calendar)
Fall Term 2014 - Year 1
NURS 140 (3) Anatomy
NURS 150 (3) Physiology
MMI 133 *3) Medical Microbiology
ENGL (3) or Writing Studies (3)
Elective (3) Student Choice *
Winter Term 2015
INT D 410 (3) (10 weeks) Interprofessional Health Team Development
NURS 113 (3) Pathophysiology
NURS 103 (6) Intro to Nursing Theory I
NURS 105 (4) Intro to Health Assessment
Spring/Summer 2015
Elective (3) Student Choice*
Sequence A
Sequence B
Fall Term 2015 - Year 2
NURS 201 (3) Intro to Nursing Theory II
NURS 202 (6) Intro to Nursing Practice
NURS 215 (3) Pharmacotherapeutics
NURS 301 (3) Nursing Research
Winter Term 2016 - Year 2
NURS 309 (6) Mental Health Nursing Theory
NURS 310 (6) Mental Health Nursing Practice
NURS 341 (3) Statistics for Health Research
Elective (3) Student Choice *
Winter Term 2016 - Year 2
NURS 307 (6) Acute Nursing Theory
NURS 308 (6) Acute Care Nursing Practice
NURS 341 (3) Statistics for Health Research
Elective (3) Student Choice *
Fall Term 2016 - Year 3
NURS 307 (6) Acute Nursing Theory
NURS 308 (6) Acute Care Nursing Practice
Elective (3) Student Choice *
Fall Term 2016 - Year 3
NURS 309 (6) Mental Health Nursing Theory
NURS 310 (6) Mental Health Nursing Practice
Elective (3) Student Choice *
Winter Term 2017 - Year 3
NURS 405 (6) Community Nursing Theory
NURS 406 (6) Community Nursing Practice
Elective (3) Student Choice*
Winter Term 2017 - Year 3
NURS 407 (6) Acute Care Nursing Theory
NURS 408 (6) Acute Care Nursing Practice
Elective (3) Student Choice*
Fall Term 2017 - Year 4
NURS 407 (6) Acute Care Nursing Theory
NURS 408 (6) Acute Care Nursing Practice
NURS 409 (3) Leadership and Issues in Nursing
Fall Term 2017 - Year 4
NURS 405 (6) Community Nursing Theory
NURS 406 (6) Community Nursing Practice
NURS 409 (3) Leadership and Issues in Nursing
Winter Term 2018 - Year 4
NURS 494 (3) (4 Weeks) Nursing in Context
NURS 495 (9) (10 weeks) Nursing Practice

*Electives are to be selected from disciplines of the student’s choice, including courses from the biological, physical,   behavioural or social sciences, and the humanities. At least one course must be chosen from the behavioral or social sciences.

Beginning in Fall 2014 the Faculty of Nursing is offering a redesigned Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) Collaborative (4 year) program for high school graduates and those with some post-secondary education. The redesigned program was developed with feedback from nursing students and faculty and aligns with the Bilingual and After Degree BScN programs. The redesigned Collaborative program features a foundations year that includes electives and an introduction to nursing theory and health assessment. The following years build on these foundations and provide additional nursing theory and clinical experiences in hospital and the community.

In the Winter term of Year 2 students will register into either Sequence A or Sequence B. Two sequences have been created to accommodate student enrollment across all Undergraduate programs.