University of Calgary Nursing: Overview

Written by Stephanie Pugh and Matthew Tran

Are you passionate about medicine and aiding others in your community? Is it your dream to become a nurse who brings real support into the world? Well, they are spearheading innovation in nursing education and research at UCalgary Nursing; inspiring students to influence the future of the nursing practice.

Want to learn more about Nursing at UCalgary? Keep on reading and we’ll show you what the program has to offer!

Why Choose UCalgary Nursing?

1. Gain theoretical knowledge

Over the course of your studies, you’ll be involved in active learning within the classroom, with small clinical groups in a variety of off-campus nursing practice settings, and in simulated clinical laboratories.

2. Collaborative teamwork

Interact with your peers while learning to collaborate on projects and tasks all throughout your degree.

3. Practicum experience

Get the opportunity to gain hands-on career-related experiences in a professional setting through co-ops.

4. Obtain career opportunities

Registered nurses have global career opportunities in community agencies, hospital settings, childcare environments, the research sector, and more. A degree in nursing can also be used as a stepping-stone to another professional degree or further studies at the graduate level.

Course Highlights

Below are some of the most popular courses taken in this program:

  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II,
  • Philosophy and Practice in Palliative Care
  • Transitions in Child and Youth Health
  • Addictions and Mental Health Care
  • Exploring Cancer
  • The Role of the Nurse

Information for first-year students

Below is some important information if you are entering into your first year of this program. Click on the links to find out more about:

Locations Where You Can Study:

The University of Calgary, located in the province of Alberta, has four campuses within the city. It is ranked as one of the world’s top universities and is well-known for its innovation, competitive environment, and beautiful campus!

Admission Requirements

Below are the requirements you must meet in high school before you apply for UCalgary Nursing:

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) including:
    • English 4U or English Literature ETS4U
    • Advanced Functions MHF4U or Mathematics of Data Management MDM4U
    • Biology SBI4U
    • Chemistry SCH4U
    • An approved course or option

Additional UCalgary Nursing admission details

Only one of Art, Dance, Drama or Music can be used in calculating the admission average

Equivalent International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP) courses or previously completed SAT2 subject tests are accepted.

Estimated competitive admission average:

  • Low 90s

The admission process can get overwhelming! Want to know more about how to apply to the University of Calgary? Check out our blog about it here!

How Much Will UCalgary Nursing Cost?

If you’re a Domestic student attending UCalgary Nursing, the annual total for two terms of tuition (your first year) is approximately $9,506.84 CAD.

There are a variety of sources to help cover the costs of attending university including scholarships, awards and bursaries.

Learn more about funding your education at UCalgary here!

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