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Our faculty’s mission is to advance nursing practice and promote health through research and learning. Through innovations in teaching approaches and through our programs of nursing research, the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary transforms students into our next generation of health-care leaders. This integrated degree is for registered nurses with a four-year baccalaureate degree in nursing and a minimum of 4,500 hours of clinical practice, preferably in adult health acute care which is the focus of the nurse practitioner portion of this program. Admission is capped and competitive. Applicants will be rated according to overall GPA, grades in courses relevant to the program, references, the quality of their application essay, and the number of adult-focused clinical hours.
Courses: Topics include philosophical and theoretical knowledge, evidence-informed nursing, pathophysiology, pharmacotherapeutics and others.
Comprehensive Exam: Students are required to pass an exam with an experiential practice component and an oral component.
Practicum Courses: Four eight-week blocks of practicum to develop advanced skills in clinical diagnosis, patient management and more.
Nursing, Health Care, Nurse Practitioner.
A course-based master’s degree in nursing is usually considered a final degree.
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.
Registered nurse holding CPR certification at the Basic Rescuer or Basic Cardiac Life Support or 'C' level A four-year baccalaureate degree, normally in nursing, along with: One undergraduate course in research methodology One undergraduate course in statistics.
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
For admission on May 1
Canadians and permanent residents:
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Calgary, AB T2N 1N4