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UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY, CALGARY, ALBERTA - PROGRAMS

Calgary, AlbertaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1966Established Year
  30000Enrollment

Diploma (Nursing)

 1 year
 full time
  English
 on campus

Field of Study

Offered by     Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary

$ 15,305 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • The University of Calgary offers a Certificate in Nursing for a duration of 1 year.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis.
  • It is a classroom delivery.
  • This program prepares students to be eligible for licensing as nurse practitioners by the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta.
  • Students can be pursued as a stand-alone program at the post-master’s level, or in conjunction with the Master of Nursing course-based degree.
  • Nurse practitioners engage in the full scope of nursing practice, including medical diagnosis, ordering of diagnostic tests, and prescription of drugs.
  • The program is designed for full-time studies over a year-and-a-half period and focuses on adult health, primarily in acute care settings.
  • Four eight-week blocks of practicum to develop advanced skills in clinical diagnosis, patient management and more.
  • The average salary goes up to 48,690 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Diploma
Duration1 year
Fees$ 15,305 for 1 year
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Feb 02)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
Offered by Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary
Program Urlhttps://www.ucalgary.ca/future-students/graduate/explore-programs/nursing-diploma-course-based

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
  • A four-year baccalaureate degree in nursing, or an equivalent degree from a recognized institution. 

Indian Student Eligibility:

  • The student has graduated from senior secondary school or equivalent.
  • Minimum 4 major subjects in 12th Grade, including English, with an average of 70% and no course less than 65%.


Required Document List

Following are the required Documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
  • Transcript: A PDF copy of all post-secondary transcripts within the application or in Carleton Central.
  • Two Letter of Reference: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Statement of Intent: Explain the reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Writing Sample: Students applying for a job, internship, may be asked to provide a writing sample that allows an employer or graduate program to judge student ability to convey a written message.
  • Study proposal: Document proposing a research project, generally in the sciences or academia, and generally constitutes a request for sponsorship of that research.
  • Statement of Purpose: An essay stating the purpose of applying to a particular course at a particular university.
  • Statement of research interests: Student has to fill their interesting research work area in the application form.


Application Deadline

Fall
Feb 02


Scores Required

7 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

97 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

68 / 90

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1
Tuition fees$15305

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 16,480

Ranking

QS World University 2020

Ranked #51/ 100

Nursing [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020

VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • The students need a study visa to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada.
  • A Study Visa is issued to students by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and authorizes an individual to study at a designated learning institution in Canada for the duration of the program of study.
  • The Visa is usually valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • Students may also need a visitor visa or an electronic travel authorization (eTA).
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Letter of Acceptance from the University of Calgary 
    • Proof of Financial Support
    • Passport
    • Photograph

Work Study

Students with a valid Study Visa, enrolled full time are eligible to work on-campus and off-campus.

On-Campus: Students registered as full-time and have a valid Study Visa, may work on-campus 

  • There is no legal restriction on the number of hours to work on-campus, so long as the student remains a full-time student can work on-campus. 
  • Students may also work more than one job. 

Off-Campus: Students are enrolled full-time, have a valid study permit, and are in a program that leads to a UCalgary degree that takes longer than 6 months to complete, they may be eligible to work off-campus.

  • The graduate students can work 20 hours per week off-campus during regular academic sessions of Fall and Winter terms.
  • The undergraduate students can work 20 hours per week off-campus full-time during scheduled breaks. 

Work Permit: A work permit that allows international students to work full-time while still being enrolled full-time. Students may only use this work permit to work full-time during their co-op/practicum terms in a work. 


Career and Placement after Course

Career opportunities are:

  • Nurse practitioner
  • Direct clinical practice
  • Adult acute-care
  • Health care
  • Advance practice nursing
  • Gerontology
  • ICU
  • Nursing education
  • Medical diagnosis
  • Prescribing medications.


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