The University of Alberta offers a Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program; the full four years of which can be taken at the following institutions:
- University of Alberta
- Grande Prairie Regional College
- Keyano College
- Red Deer College
This program is designed for students who are entering directly from a completed secondary program or who have completed some postsecondary courses. Concepts from nursing, physical sciences, medical sciences, social sciences and humanities are introduced and integrated throughout the curriculum. Nursing practice occurs in various settings. Fifteen credits of electives are included, in addition to Writing Studies or English.
As of September 2014, a revised course sequence will be offered at the University of Alberta. The previous course sequence may continue to be followed by Collaborative Program partner sites.
- The curriculum is designed to be taken over four years. Application for an extension to the program must be submitted to the Student Advisor. With approval, students have up to six years from the time of admission to complete requirements for this program.
- Placements can be made anywhere in the Greater Edmonton area (e.g., Devon, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Morinville, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove and Stony Plain) or as far away as 150 kilometers. Students are responsible for their transportation to practice placements and for the costs of travel and accommodations.
- Students must purchase a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, and a penlight at the time of admission. A lab coat and a uniform will be required later in the program.
- Clinical practice may include shift and weekend rotations.
- Students are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of their registrations. Particular care should be exercised regarding prerequisite courses. Students are responsible for adjustments in registration made necessary by reexamination results.