Nurses drive change in health care

Start your nursing career today and become a registered nurse through the University of Calgary

The Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary has a leading undergraduate curriculum designed to integrate and connect theory courses simultaneously with clinical practice.

We have been graduating baccalaureate nurses for over 50 years. Our graduates are now key leaders in Alberta, Canada and abroad.

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Why UCalgary Nursing?

1,600+ hours of practice learning

Our clinical instructors are closely tied to practice settings to offer students the most up-to-date clinical knowledge

Curriculum integrates theory and practice

Our co-requisite courses, taken in a particular sequence, brings knowledge and practice together in a highly intentional way

Groups of 8 students in practice settings

Develop friendships and your support network with a core group of peers

Access to faculty members focused on research

Research studies that our faculty and graduate students do directly impact student education and we are constantly finding new ways to enhance learning through simulation

Hands-on learning through clinical simulation

Hands-on learning through clinical simulation and practicum placements in healthcare facilities and community settings

Opportunities to collaborate across campus

Get the chance to collaborate with interdisciplinary partners in faculties of medicine, social work and kinesiology


Three routes to a Bachelor of Nursing degree

High School Students (4 years)

High School Students (4 years)

I'm entering the program directly from high school

Transfer Students (28 months)

Transfer Students (28 months)

I'm transferring from another post-secondary program into nursing

Degree-holder Students (24 months)

Degree-holder Students (24 months)

I have a baccalaureate degree from another institution

“I wanted what anyone wants in a career: respect, authority and money. What I didn’t realize is that I can get it all in nursing and be ready to go after four years of university. Nursing requires critical thinking, hard work and stamina; you can’t be successful as a nursing student unless you are 100% committed, but it's a wonderful choice."

Mackenzie Margetts

BN'17

How do you practise clinical skills without patients?

University of Calgary

Clinical Simulation Learning Centre

Clinical Simulation Learning Centre

We are the only Canadian nursing faculty to have a dedicated simulation researcher and the first Canadian nursing school to get Lifecast Body Simulation manikins.

Our student nurses have the opportunity to practice clinical skills using high-fidelity simulators including ultra-realistic human manikins and holographic lens for augmented reality.

Explore our simulation centre

Still have questions about applying? Contact the Undergraduate Programs Office