Undergraduate Programs and Their Admissions Requirements

Admission to undergraduate programs at the University of Alberta is competitive and subject to the availability of space.

Notice to Current and Prospective Camrose-Based After Degree Students:

Due to provincial government budget cuts, the Faculty of Nursing has made the difficult decision to discontinue our BScN After Degree program Camrose site to any new intakes, as of September 2020. All current students will continue their program in Camrose and the Faculty will work with all affected students to ensure completion pathways are available. The program site in Camrose will be closed completely on August 31, 2021. This is purely a budget-driven decision and we are saddened by the closure.

All current applicants will be contacted individually to notify them of this change. Our Edmonton-based BScN After-Degree program remains operational and has not been affected by changes to the Camrose site. 

BScN-Collaborative Program

The BScN-Collaborative Program is our largest BScN program and is primarily for high school graduates or those who have some postsecondary education. This program is "collaborative" because students can take the entire four years at the University of Alberta in Edmonton or at Red Deer College, Keyano College, or Grande Prairie Regional College.

BScN-Bilingual Program / Baccalauréat ès sciences infirmières (bilingue)

The BScN-Bilingual Program is primarily for bilingual high school graduates. Demonstrated knowledge of both English and French is essential. Il faut vraiment être bilingue pour étudier dans ce programme. This program is delivered in collaboration with Campus Saint-Jean and is funded in part by Health Canada and in part by the Province of Alberta.

BScN-Honors Program

The BScN-Honors Program is for a select group of high-achieving students drawn from the BScN-Collaborative and BScN-After Degree Programs. Students registered at the University of Alberta may apply for transfer to this program after Year 1 or Year 2 of the BScN-Collaborative Program or Year 1 of the BScN-After Degree Program. While providing the same clinical preparation as the BScN-Collaborative and BScN-After Degree Programs, the BScN-Honors Program provides opportunities to gain more in-depth knowledge in the area of research and to be mentored by a Faculty of Nursing researcher.

BScN-After Degree Program

The BScN-After Degree Program is for students who come to nursing with a recognized university degree in another field of study, and is offered both in Edmonton and in Camrose.

Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) to BScN Program

The RPN to BScN Program is for graduates of diploma psychiatric nursing programs to obtain a BScN.