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Pre- Nursing

Whether you study here for one year, two years or for an entire degree, King's is a great place to prepare for future professional studies.  Begin your studies in a faith-based environment before continuing your education elsewhere.

What is Nursing? 

Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations. 

Those who pursue a degree in Nursing generally become nurses, but choose to specialize with patients such as adults, children, or with individuals with mental or physical disabilities. Some also decide to pursue related careers in social work, lecturing, or midwifery.

Nursing: University of Alberta

2 Year After Degree Program 

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) After Degree Program is for students who have already completed a university degree in any field of study, and the program is offered both in Edmonton and in Camrose. The Faculty of Nursing recognizes that students who already hold a degree have developed critical thinking and analytical skills. These skills, combined with career and life experience and, in many cases, additional education, make these individuals excellent candidates for this program. 

Admissions Requirements Include: 

  • A bachelor’s degree 
  • An Admission Grade Point Average (AGPA) of at least 3.0 or equivalent. An AGPA of 3.0 is the minimum to apply, but the actual AGPA accepted will vary for each intake. Please contact the Faculty of Nursing about the AGPA being accepted for a specific intake. 

*King’s students who have both BIOL 200 (3) and BIOL 352 (3) will be considered by the U of A Faculty of Nursing to have completed their Anatomy/Physiology Requirements. 

**Medical Microbiology is not offered at King’s, but may be taken through the U of A or though distance education, with credits counting toward the King’s undergraduate program. Alternatively, this can be completed in the first semester of the BScN program at the U of A, which is only available for Fall intake.

Note on 4 Year BScN Programs 

For students interested in starting at King’s and then transferring into a 4 year bachelor of nursing degree that is not an After Degree, King's can offer approximately 1 semester’s worth of transfer credit (consisting of science and elective classes). However, students should be aware that they will still need to spend four years at another institution to complete a 4 year BScN.


Fall Program start date
Sep 5, 2017

Fall Application Deadline
Aug 15, 2017

Winter Program start date
Jan 4, 2018

Winter Application Deadline
Dec 1, 2017

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