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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. 


Students with a Nursing degree generally become nurses but choose to specialize with patients such as adults, children, or with individuals with mental or physical disabilities. Some 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 completed a university degree in any field of study. The program is offered 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: 

  • 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 varies 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 University of Alberta (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 through 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 one semester’s worth of transfer credit (consisting of science and elective classes). Students should be aware that they will still need to spend four years at another institution to complete a 4-year BScN.

Recommended first degree at King's:

Bachelor of Science

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