In Fall 2018, the Faculty of Nursing moved to a concept based curriculum. As a result, there are very few courses that are considered equivalent and thereby are not eligible for transfer credit.
Once admitted to the Faculty of Nursing, transcripts are assessed and students are notified via the Bear Tracks Transfer Credit Report if they have received transfer credit for any courses at previous post secondary education. Students who are seeking admission to the Faculty of Nursing should ensure they submit transcripts from all post secondary institutions attended in order to receive transfer credit.
Please note: Obtaining transfer credit normally does not shorten the length of your program, but you may have a lighter course load in certain terms.
If you believe you should have received credit for a course that is not indicated in your Bear Tracks Transfer Credit Report, please contact the Faculty of Nursing Undergraduate Office.
Students already in the Faculty of Nursing, who decide to study off-campus and complete a course at another institution, please see Off Campus Courses. You are required to complete a Letter of Permission to take a course from another institution. This is to ensure that the course meets the requirements of the program and the course is transferable to the University of Alberta. If you take a course at another institution without a Letter of Permission, and the course is not transferable or equivalent, you will NOT receive transfer credit.
The Alberta Transfer Guide also provides information about the transferability of courses between post secondary institutions in the province of Alberta.