Registered nurses practice within complex, unpredictable and dynamic settings to promote health and healing for individuals, families and communities.

This program prepares you for initial entry into direct practice. You graduate with foundational knowledge and the skills you need to pursue a registered nursing career in administration, education or research.


As a registered nurse, you participate in a highly challenging and deeply rewarding career. Registered nurses (RNs) find careers in many settings, including:

  • Acute care
  • Primary care
  • Community care
  • Tertiary care
  • Clinic-based care
  • Education
  • Research
  • Administration

The Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) hosts detailed occupational profiles, salary survey data, trend reports and assessment tools to help you choose and plan a life-long career that matches your skills and interests.

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Further study

The MacEwan BScN program prepares you with the knowledge and academic skills you need to pursue graduate studies at many Canadian universities. Entry into graduate studies programs depends on each program's criteria.

Take credit for your work

All courses completed in this program are credit courses and may be transferable toward further study at post-secondary institutions in Alberta.