Terms 1 & 2 (Year One)

Foundational Year

Focus is on making you comfortable with university life through foundational studies

  • High school students are admitted to term 1 and 2 (year one)
  • Transfer and previous degree students receive credit for completion of equivalent prerequisite courses. These students will commence nursing studies in term 3.
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Topics you'll study

Take compulsory courses pivotal to your learning and to your future nursing practice (Anatomy and Physiology, English, Statistics and Philosophy) as well as some options that allow you to explore your interests


Course Listing for Year One (Terms 1 & 2)

  • Kinesiology 259: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (Fall) (minimum grade of C- required) 
  • Academic Writing 303 (Winter web-based)
  • Junior Arts Option (Suggestions: Psychology 203, 205, Sociology 201) 
  • Kinesiology 260: Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Winter) (minimum grade of C- required) 
  • Junior Statistics Option (Statistics 205 recommended) 
  • Junior Philosophy Option (Philosophy 249, 259, 313 or 347 recommended) 
  • Junior Open Option (Science Option recommended)
  • Three Junior Open Options*

*Open option courses allow you to explore additional areas of interest outside of your chosen degree. If you have a passion for the arts, you may wish to take a course in dance or art history. If you like to travel, perhaps you want to learn a second language such as Spanish or German. The sky is the limit. Speaking of the “sky”, how about a course in Astronomy? NOTE: Some 300 level courses, which do not have prerequisites, are open to first year students. 

NOTE: Students must register in 5 courses for Fall and 5 courses for Winter. All 10 Nursing Academic Year courses must be successfully completed prior to commencement of Term 3 (Year 2).