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Bachelor of Nursing, Post-Diploma Program

Applications are now closed. If you applied for the Fall 2018 intake you can expect to receive an admissions decision in June.

If you are interested in applying for the Fall 2019 intake please check this page in October 2018 for an update on the opening date of the next application.

Steps to apply

If you work at Hamad Medical Corporation you must follow the steps below to apply. Please note you must have 10 years of experience with Hamad Medical Corporation to be qualified to apply.

  1. Check this link for a list of required admissions documents including important changes this year regarding course outlines for students who studied nursing diplomas in India.
  2. Complete the PDBN Nomination Request form. Only applications that include this form will be accepted.
    PDBN Nomination Request form
  3. Complete the University of Calgary in Qatar PDBN application. Only applications submitted with all required documents will be accepted.
    PDBN Application
  4. Submit your PDBN Nomination Request form, University of Calgary in Qatar application and all required documents together.


Upon completion of the Post-Diploma Bachelor of Nursing program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Critically appraises and applies knowledge in providing safe client care in adherence with Standards of Practice and the Code of Ethics
  • Communicates effectively while developing relational practice
  • Engages in leadership and inter-professional collaboration within a framework of health promotion
  • Advocates for health and wellbeing within a social justice and primary health care framework
  • Provides culturally competent and safe care


A future post-diploma student holds a diploma from the Higher Institute of Nursing in Qatar or from an institution accredited in Canada. They are able to work as a Nurse, but want to improve their practice and theory to move into leadership or graduate programs (Masters or PhD programs). They are excited about Nursing and passionate about the future of health care.


We encourage students to apply to our program to allow us to work with you in obtaining the following criteria:

  • A Diploma from the Higher Institute of Nursing or a Diploma Registered in Canada
    If your Nursing diploma was obtained outside of Qatar or Canada, please click here for more information.
  • A Grade Point Average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Completion of a Grade 12 English course (must be approved as equivalent to Alberta Grade 12):
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Qatari Citizenship, a Qatar Resident's Permit or the ability to seek Permanent Residency through a Family member (UCQ Does NOT have the ability to issue Student Visas)
  • The ability to attend classes during the day (full-time program 2 years) or the ability to attend classes a minimum of one full day a week as well as during the evenings on a part-time basis (part-time program 4+ years)


Nursing 411Nursing Scholarship
Nursing 421Nursing of Families
Nursing 441Health Assessment
Nursing 531Community Health Nursing Theory
Nursing 533 Community Health Nursing Clinical Practice
Nursing 537 Nursing Leadership and Management
Nursing 539 Research in Nursing
Nursing 543 Senior Practicum
Nursing ElectiveSenior (300 level or higher)
Statistics 211Concepts of Statistics
ElectivesTFive in total; at least 2 must be Senior (300 level or higher) courses; 1 may be a nursing elective.

*Your passport, transcripts and nursing diploma, and detailed course outlines are required to do a preliminary evaluation of your file.

*If you are admitted, any documents not in English must be submitted in both the original language and as a certified translation in English.

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