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University of Calgary Bachelor of Nursing Program at Medicine Hat College

Submitted by laflammd on Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:10pm

The Bachelor of Nursing program at Medicine Hat College is a four-year partnership program offered entirely at the Medicine Hat College site, allowing students in the Medicine Hat area increased access to a baccalaureate program without having to relocate.

  • 4-year partnership program; students will apply to enter the program in year one at Medicine Hat College
  • September entry only
  • Traditional September to April course schedule with May to August free from coursework

Admission Requirements

APPLICATION AND DOCUMENT DEADLINES

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
*NOTE: Applicants must be currently enrolled in Year 2 of the BN program at Medicine Hat College.

  • March 1 for applications through UofC Admissions
    – to the University of Calgary for the third year of the program.
  • June 30 for documents

Deadline dates may be subject to change from year to year; however, set deadlines are strictly enforced.

STANDARD (HIGH SCHOOL) ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Students wishing to apply directly from high school must (1) apply to enter the program in year one at Medicine Hat College, (2) have the following prerequisites with an overall minimum average of 65% and no grade lower than 50%.

  • English 30-1
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2
  • Plus one other 30-level 5-credit subject 

Admission will be on a competitive basis. Meeting minimum averages does not guarantee admission to the program.

ADULT STUDENT ADMISSION AND POST-SECONDARY TRANSFER STUDENTS

  • English 30-1
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2
  • The fifth subject is waived for adult students 21 years or older.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Students must apply to enter the program in Year One at Medicine Hat College.
  • If you have previous post-secondary education, please contact the Medicine Hat College Nursing Advisor for information on how your coursework will be considered for admission purposes.

TRANSITION TO YEAR 3

Upon successful completion of Term 4 (Year 2) of the BN Program at Medicine Hat College and upon meeting the University of Calgary Faculty of Nursing Admission GPA criteria (minimum 2.00 GPA on the last 5 full-course equivalents), students must apply to enter the University of Calgary.  Once accepted, students will complete Terms 5 through 8 (Years 3 and 4) as University of Calgary students.   Courses are delivered at the Medicine Hat College Site with University of Calgary Faculty of Nursing Professors as Instructors of Record.

  • Upon successful completion of the program, students graduate with a Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of Calgary.

NOTE: Students enrolled at the Medicine Hat College Site, who wish to transfer to the Calgary Campus, must apply to the University of Calgary Bachelor of Nursing Direct Entry Route. Requests will be reviewed by the Dean (or designate) on a competitive basis considering the student's cumulative grade point average and space available at the level/year that the student wishes to transfer into. Additional supporting documentation is required as outlined in Nursing Faculty Regulations 3.1 Attendance in a Prior Nursing Program.

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