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First-Year Advising Guide - Bachelor of Nursing

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Welcome to the Faculty of Health, Community and Education at Mount Royal University!

Congratulations on your admission to the Nursing Degree! As a student at Mount Royal, you will be able to open doors to a wide range of learning and career opportunities.

If you are eager to register in your courses, below are the recommended first-year courses for each major. You will not be able to register until you have attended an advising session and met with your Advisors. The information in this guide is a useful resource as you learn about your Mount Royal program.

Degree overview

Major - 31 courses Each baccalaureate degree has a major (core program requirements). The number of courses required for each major varies.
General Education - 4 courses You choose your Gen Ed courses from each of the four clusters:
  • numeracy and scientific literacy,
  • values, beliefs and identity,
  • community and society, and
  • communication.
Clinical Placement Put what you have learned to work in a variety of health care settings

Potential first-semester courses

These courses are a sample of potential first semester courses available to you. Working with your advisor, you will develop the structure of your first year in the Bachelor of Nursing.

Potential Courses - Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. - Dec.

* You will be required to choose one General Education   Foundation course from each cluster.

General Education courses

A great education doesn’t just make you an expert in one area - it gives you a well-rounded knowledge base in a variety of areas. That is why all of Mount Royal’s baccalaureate degree and diploma programs will include General Education , a collection of courses in a range of subjects that will complement studies in your chosen field.

As you start your studies, you take a total of four Gen Ed foundation courses. Choose one from each cluster.

Cluster 1: Numeracy and Scientific Literacy
» Take one of  GNED 1101 , GNED 1102  or GNED 1103  within your first 10 courses.

Cluster 2: Values, Beliefs and Identity
» Take one of  GNED 1201 , GNED 1202  or GNED 1203  within your first 20 courses.

Cluster 3: Community and Society
» Take one of GNED 1301 , GNED 1303  or GNED 1304  within your first 20 courses.

Cluster 4: Communication
» Take one of GNED 1401 , GNED 1403  or GNED 1404  within your first 10 courses.

Registering for courses

It is your responsibility to register in your courses and ensure that the courses you select meet the program and graduation requirements as outlined in the information above.

Use the online Academic Calendar to explore possible courses of interest and to check that you meet prerequisites. You will register for courses using the registration system found in mymru.ca, Register & Pay tab.

Visit our Tutorials page for useful videos to guide you on using mymru, our degree audit system (mruGradU8), course descriptions and how to register for your courses.

We also have an online tool to help you plan your courses for the year: My Schedule Builder. View schedule options and create a timetable that works best for you. Access My Schedule Builder through your mymru.ca account under the ‘Register&Pay’ tab, in the ‘My Schedule Builder’ section.  

Tracking your degree progress

mruGradU8 is a program audit system and advising tool designed to assist you in reviewing your academic history, identifying requirements you completed and those that are still needed for graduation. As you move through your degree, mruGradU8 will become a great planning tool for you to measure your progress.

You will login to mruGradU8 through your mymru.ca account, under the ‘My Program’ tab. When you click on the icon or follow the link, your audit will open.

In order to ensure that your curriculum is current, please click the ‘Process New’ tab at the top of the audit every time that you login to mruGradU8.

The information in your audit is separated into three sections:

  • Core and/or Major Requirements
  • General Education (GNED) Requirements
  • Electives

Each semester, information about your course registration will be added to your audit so you can see which courses you register in and which ones you complete. This will be a great tool for you and your advisor to use to ensure that the courses you are taking will meet graduation requirements for your program.

Please visit this page for more information about mruGradU8, including frequently asked questions.

Your advisor

New Student Registration

Your academic advisors, Bonnie Mui, and Jill Yaeck, are here to support you with your start in the Bachelor of Nursing. You can contact them by email at nursingadvisors@mtroyal.ca with questions about the course selection as outlined in this guide, transfer credit, and New Student Orientation.

You can also read through your Welcome Guide which contains great information about transitioning to MRU and the support services that are available.

Mandatory advising session

New Student Registration

All students admitted to the Bachelor of Nursing automatically have a hold placed on their account.  The hold is removed once the student has attended an Advising session. Please visit this page for the next available advising session

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