Heart & Stroke Basic Life Support (BLS): U of C Nursing

U of C Nursing - BLS Course

Titan Health and Safety has partnered with the University of Calgary to provide Heart & Stroke Basic Life Support courses to Nursing Faculty students!


IMPORTANT NOTE: Classroom dates for December and January are coming soon. You can register now and begin your Part 1: Online Learning, and check back soon to choose a date for your classroom component.

The University of Calgary requires nursing students to take a Heart & Stroke Foundation Basic Life Support course. Nursing students will need their BLS certificate before beginning any practicums.

Basic Life Support is the fundamental course for all healthcare and emergency medical providers, delivered in a flexible format. The BLS Blended Learning course covers the same curriculum and teaches the same skills as the conventional instructor-led course but is delivered online through self-paced learning modules. The course covers single- and multi-rescuer basic life support skills with a focus on high-quality CPR and team dynamics in a wide variety of prehospital or in-facility settings.

BLS is a pre-requisite for advanced resuscitation courses and many healthcare-related training programs. A current completion card is often required for employment in the healthcare field.

Register using the form below or call our office at 403-452-7727. You must be a current University of Calgary Nursing Student or Nursing Faculty Member to enroll in any of the courses listed on this page. Please have your valid student/faculty ID # ready upon registration.

Covid-19 / Coronavirus

During the Covid-19 pandemic, nursing students will take their BLS course as two components:

Part 1: Online Learning

You will receive an email with instructions on how to access the Heart & Stroke Foundation online learning portal within 1 business day of registration.

Finish your online learning to receive a certificate of completion which is a valid, conditional certificate pending the completion of Part 2: Classroom Learning.

Part 2: Classroom Learning

Classroom learning includes practicing hands-on skills. Participants must complete Part 1 before attending; bring your Part 1 certificate to Part 2 as proof of eligibility. Complete Part 2 in order to receive your full one-year certification.

Note: Part 2 must be completed within 90 days of Part 1, but due to Covid-19 there is an extended grace period for completion. Classroom learning dates will be available once it is safe to resume in-person training.

Should I take a full course or a recertification?

You must take a full course if:

  • You have never taken a Basic Life Support course before
  • Your previous Basic Life support certificate is expired

You are eligible to take a recertification course if:

  • You have a current, non-expired Heart & Stroke Basic Life Support certificate
  • You have a current, non-expired Canadian Red Cross Basic Life Support certificate
  • You have a current, non-expired Canadian Red Cross CPR with Health Care Provider certificate

Still not sure? Give our office a call at 403-452-7727.

Heart & Stroke Foundation

Heart & Stroke BLS – Basic Life Support

Course Length

  • Full Course (Blended 120, 1-year certification)
    • Online component: ~ 1 – 2 hours
    • In-class component: 2 hours
    • TOTAL LENGTH: 3 – 4 hours
  • Recertification (Blended 90)
    • Online component: ~ 1 – 2 hours;
    • In-class component: 1.5 hours
    • TOTAL LENGTH: 2.5 – 3.5 hours


  • Full Course (certification) – $90.00
  • Recertification – $65.00

(Note: Titan Health donates $5 of each registration fee to the University of Calgary Nursing Students’ Association)

Course Content:

  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • Chain of Survival
  • Use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Ventilations using a barrier device and bag-valve-mask
  • Multi-rescuer resuscitation
  • Team Dynamics
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults, children, and infants

This course meets all ILCOR guidelines.

Course Schedule

Part 1: Online Learning can be completed on your own schedule! This self-paced learning is intended to be flexible to meet your needs.

North Locations:

  • Suite 252, 1632 – 14 Ave N.W. Calgary AB (North Hill Professional Centre)
  • Tactic Room 1 & 2, 2359 Banff Trail N.W. Calgary AB (Aloft Calgary University)

If you have already registered, request a Part 2 date by emailing admin@titanhealth.ca or by calling 403-452-7727.

If you are registering now, choose a date for Part 2 while registering for your course.

Register Now