Year One Nursing (YO)
Welcome to your first year of nursing at the University of Calgary!
Here, you'll find out all about Year One Nursing Council, news and updates and helpful information on what to expect as a YO nursing student.
As a Direct Entry student – one who enters the Bachelor of Nursing program at the University of Calgary directly from high school – your first year is a foundational one of 10 courses which you must successfully complete before moving on to your second year of nursing courses.
Year One (Terms 1 and 2) is comprised of courses outside of the faculty, but you're still a Faculty of Nursing student and we encourage you to participate in activities within the faculty including our Year One Nursing Council (YONC).
We invite you to explore early leadership within the Faculty of Nursing by joining YONC. Positions include Chair/Co-Chair, VP Academic, VP Events, Secretary and Undergraduate Nursing Society representative.
Sylvia Loewen, RN, MN
Photo by Sylvia Loewen
Our Undergraduate Programs Office is your one-stop shop at UCalgary Nursing for academic advising services. If you have any questions, visit a student advisor in PF 1238 or phone (403) 220-4636.
Looking for scholarship opportunities or just looking to improve academic performance? UCalgary has advisors ready to assist you
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Preparing for the Fall
My U of C is a central portal from which you can access virtually the web services that you will need as a student. These include your university email, your Student Centre, Academic Requirements (AR) tool and your Desire2Learn (D2L). If you look UP and to the RIGHT on this page, you will see a link for 'MY U of C' - this appears on every UC page so you can have easy access to your 'MY U of C' account!
Desire2Learn is one of the web services you will use the most. It is where your instructors will post the class syllabus, the notes you need for lectures, assignments, and grades. You can also use D2L to email your professors and classmates. Usually everything you need to know about a class you are registered in will be on Desire2Learn!
The easiest place to find out what courses you are required to take for your program is the Academic Requirements (AR) tool that can be accessed from your My U of C portal.
Before classes start, you must complete your:
- immunizations form
- police records check
- N-95 mask fit testing
You will need ALL of them done if you wish to be able to fulfill your practice requirements in Year Two!
You do NOT require CPR Certification until the start of Year 2.
Get transcript credit for volunteering!
Nursing has many opportunities for you to develop your Co-Curricular Record (CCR).
With your academic transcript, it is a great way to impress your future employers!
YONC: Year One Nursing Council
Year One Nursing Council (YONC) is a group of student volunteers who are enthusiastic about becoming part of the nursing community on campus in their first year.
YONC meets regularly to come up with ideas for events and activities that can have either a social or an academic focus – it is an opportunity to connect with other students and to get to know more about the faculty and profession of nursing.
At the start of each academic year, interested first year students can put their names forward for positions on YONC, and the committee membership is decided by the Faculty Advisor with input from members of the previous year’s committee. As well as committee positions, students can get involved by volunteering to help plan and stage events, as well as by attending them!
Look out for details of how to apply for YONC positions during Orientation Week. You can also contact the Faculty Advisor Sylvia Loewen, with questions about YONC.
Year One Nursing Council (YONC) Standing Committee Members 2019-2020:
Undergraduate Nursing Society (UNS) Representative
Nursing Guys Club Representative