The BScN Collaborative degree was revised in 2018. Students admitted to the program beginning Fall 2014 follow the course sequence in the University Calendar.

The structure of the BScN Collaborative program in the 2018/2019 Academic Calendar changed from the degree in previous calendars, and students admitted are required to complete 15 credits of elective coursework. An elective is any university level course in any subject. Students have the opportunity to explore studies of their interest and choosing; however, at least three credits of elective study must come from the social sciences or behavioral sciences.

Listed below are the abbreviations for acceptable courses from the social or behavioral sciences at the University of Alberta: ANTHE, ANTHR, ECON, ECONE, HGP, POL S, PSYCE, PSYCO, R SOC, SOCIE, SOC, WGS.

Consult with the Student Advisor if you wish to take courses at Augustana Faculty.

There are two separate periods of academic standing when GPA is reviewed to consider First Class Standing, Satisfactory Standing, Marginal Standing, or Required to Withdraw results. Academic Standing is reviewed at the end of Fall/Winter semesters and again at the end of Spring/Summer semesters. If a student completes a minimum of 9 credits in an academic standing period then they will be held accountable for those results as per the rules in the Academic Standing and Graduation section in the University Calendar of the year of the student's admission to the Faculty of Nursing.

If a student were to take 6 credits or less and failed a course or received grades below "C", this could still adversely impact the student if she/he was already in some probationary standing or if it was in the last group of credits used to calculate the Convocating GPA. Also there are some specific rules in the Academic Standing and Graduation section of the University Calendar in regards to marginal grades (those below C) received in nursing clinical and tutorial courses which could result in negative consequences for the student.

Other schools' grades are not factored into a student's UAlberta GPA.

If you believe that you have grounds for challenging the content of a course, you should begin with a visit to the Student Advisor. Together, you will review the process which will require you to submit in writing your rationale as to why you have "mastery of course content". If it is determined that you are eligible, you will then be registered to take the course by "Special Assessment". You will be given some form of evaluation in lieu of the entire course. The Faculty member appointed as your instructor would work out the details of this requirement.

For additional information, please refer to the Credit by Special Assessment section of the University Calendar. For more information on the fees associated with credit by special assessment, please refer to Fees Payment Guide in the University Calendar.