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Bachelor of Science in Nursing [B.S.N]

 4 years
 full time
 on campus

Field of Study

$ 20,250 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • The University of Alberta offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing for a duration of 4 years.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis.
  • The nursing program is the pathway to becoming a Registered Nurse (RN), which opens doors to a variety of careers in nursing and beyond.
  • The Faculty of Nursing offers various Nursing programs such as:
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (4 years)
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (After Degree)
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Bilingual)
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (After Degree Honours)
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RPN to BSN)
  • The program gives students the most comprehensive training to prepare them for an exciting career in nursing.
  • Students receive hands-on laboratory experiences throughout the program using advanced learning methods and equipment, including cutting-edge patient simulation technology in the Nursing Simulation Centre.
  • In the 1st semester, hands-on training begins and students get the opportunity to complete several clinical placements throughout the degree.
  • It is a collaborative program and students can choose to complete their degree on North Campus, or at one of the partner institutions: Red Deer CollegeKeyano College, or Grande Prairie Regional College.
  • After the 2nd year, students can apply to enter the BSN Honors Program, which is competitive and requires additional coursework.
  • Students who complete the BScN are eligible to write the NCLEX exam to become a Registered Nurse in Canada.
  • Nursing scholarships, awards, prizes, and bursaries are awarded in Alberta for higher education students.
  • The University of Alberta is one of the Top 5 universities in Canada, with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, award-winning professors, a diverse and welcoming community.
  • According to campus rankings, the University of Alberta has the 9th best health services program in Canada.
  • The Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta is recognized as one of the top nursing schools and ranks 2nd according to MacLean’s 2020 in Canada.
  • Job opportunities after Bachelor of Science in Nursing are Staff Nurse, Department Supervisor, Nursing Supervisor, etc and the average salary goes up to 41,853 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration4 years
Fees$ 91,864 for 4 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Mar 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students should complete the following course with a minimum of 70% score to apply for the program:
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Calculus and Mathematics
    • English (Literature and Composition)
  • Students have to submit an English Language Proficiency test scores for the program.
  • Submission of the CASPer test is required to be evaluated for admission to this program. 

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Complete International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
  • Secured a minimum of 70% marks in one of these certificates:
    • All India Senior School Certificate
    • Higher Secondary School Certificate
    • Intermediate Certificate
    • Indian School Certificate
  • Completed grade 11 and grade 12 with 70% marks
  • Students have to submit the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) score to take admission.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
  • Official Transcript: Submit copies of an official transcript from post-secondary institutions attended in PDF format.
  • Official Degree Certificate: It provides proof of degree completion and must be an original copy issued by the institution with an official stamp or seal.
  • Two Letters of Reference: The online application system will notify the references and allow the student to upload their letters. Letters can be academic or business references.
  • Personal Statement: This is a short statement (approximately one page) that details why the applicant is pursuing graduate studies with this department, their research interests, and why they would be a suitable candidate.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL or other test scores.

Application Deadline

Mar 01

Scores Required

90 / 120

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

Year/headYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Tuition fees$20250$20250$20250$20250
Books and supplies$2625$2625$2625$2625
Health and wellness$91$91$91$91
Total fees$22966$22966$22966$22966

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 10,800
Food$ 2,700


QS World University 2020

Ranked #18/ 100

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Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship Variable Yes 14 Feb, 2021
University of Alberta- India Centenary Scholarship $14,165 Yes 12 Dec, 2020
India First Year Excellence Scholarship $3,795 Yes N/A
Alberta Geomatics Group Scholarship $378 Yes 01 Aug, 2020
University of Alberta Graduate Fellowship $5,544 Yes 04 Oct, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
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VISA & Work Study


  • A student VISA is required to study in Canada and work on-campus and off-campus.
  • The Student VISA is usually valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • International applicants who are applying for a Student Visa are required to have TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) or eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for entry in Canada.
  • Following are the required documents for Students visa applications:
    • Application for Study Permit
    • Letter of acceptance.
    • Proof of financial support.
    • Passport photos.

Work Study

Students must have a work-study visa to work in Canada and students from the University of Alberta can work both on-campus and off-campus.

On-Campus: Students can work on-campus. The jobs available for students are UAlberta offices like interns, assistants, receptionists, and Stores and restaurants, UAlberta bookstores, UAlberta libraries, Coffeeshops.  Students can work on-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

Off-Campus: Students can also work off-campus. The jobs available for students are companies in their field of studies, Banks, Restaurants, and Stores. Students can work off-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

Career and Placement after Course

The career opportunities are:

  • Staff Nurse
  • Department Supervisor
  • Nursing Supervisor 
  • Director of Nursing
  • Nursing Superintendent
  • Teacher of Nursing
  • Deputy Nursing Superintendent
  • Assistant Nursing Superintendent

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