B.C. Nursing Info

Nursing Programs in B.C.

All programs are very competitive. Nonacademic prerequisites usually include: volunteering, first aid certificate, CPR certificate, immunization record, criminal record check, TB test etc.

Preference will be given to applicants with: Academic grades above the minimum and related experience.

BCIT:

Grade 12 students must apply to the Academic Foundations Certificate first. You cannot apply straight into the Nursing program from high school.

Chemistry 11 (73%), Math: one of the following: Principals of Math 11 (73%) or 12 (67%), Applications of Math 12 (73%), Foundations of Math 11 (73%) or 12 (73%), Pre-Calc 11 (73%) or 12 (67%).

Camosun College – Deadline to apply: November 30th

English 12 (B), One of Foundations of Math 11 (B) or Pre-Calc 11 (B), or Foundations of Math 12 (B) or Pre-Calc 12 (B), and Chemistry 11(B) or Chemistry 12 (B), and Biology 12 (B)

College of the Rockies – Deadline to apply: March 1st

Chem 11 (C+), Biology 12 (C+), English 12 (C+)

Douglas College – Deadline to apply: Fall 2019 applications will open on October 1, 2018 at 8:30am and will close on October 3, 2018 at 4:00pm. Please see the Program Overview below for additional details.

Grade 12 students must apply to the Academic Foundations for Potential Nursing first.

English 12 B or better, Biology 11 or 12 B or better and Foundations or Pre Calc of Math 11 or 12 B or better

*In most cases, university transferable coursework completed in the above subject areas can be used toward meeting the entrance requirements.

Students offered a seat in this cohort will receive priority registration and have earlier access to the courses required for entry to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.

Students who are offered a seat in the cohort are not guaranteed admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Students may apply to the BSN program for the Fall or Winter semester following completion of the required 30 credits listed under the curriculum tab on this page.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Deadline to apply: March 1st (Opens Nov 1st)

Health Foundations (Nursing)

At this time, we are no longer accepting any new applications for Health Foundations. This decision was made so focus and resources could be put on our students who have already been admitted, and supporting them to progress through the program. A notice has been placed on the EPBC online application, and is reflected within KPU’s Application Deadlines and Fees webpage. We will keep you informed if applications re-open for a future intake. If a student is interested in this program, please have them contact us or attend one of our drop-in sessions to discuss their options.

Langara College

High school students must apply to the Foundations in Health Sciences.

Biology 11 or 12 (C+), English 12 (C+), Foundations Math 11 or 12 or Pre-Calc 11 or 12 (C)

North Island College – Deadline to apply: December 15th

English 12 (C+), One of Foundations of Math 11 (C+) or Foundations of Math 12 (C+) or Pre-Calc 11 (C+) or Foundations of Math 12 (C+), Biology 12 (C+), Chemistry 11 (C+)

Okanagan College

English 12 (70%), One of Foundations of Math 11 or Pre-Calc 11 or Foundations of Math 12, Biology 11 or 12 (67%), and Chemistry 11/12, two other approved subjects (67%)

Thompson Rivers University – Deadline to apply: January 30th( opens Oct. 1st)

English 12 (73%), Foundations of Math 12 or Pre-Calc 12 and Chemistry 11 (C+) and Biology 12 (C+) and one other Grad 11 or 12 Science course (C+).

Trinity Western University – Deadline to apply: February 28th

English 12 (C+), Pre-Calc 11 or Foundations(C+), Biology 12 (C+), Chemistry 12 (C+).  B average in all  courses.

University of British Columbia

Third year entry.  Must have at least 48 credits towards a degree in another field and has achieved at least a 2.8 (70%) grade point average on the most recent 30 credits completed. Also has completed first year English and Biology 153 or an equivalent human anatomy and physiology course.

University of British Columbia – Okanagan – January 15th

English 12, Biology 12, Chemistry 12 plus one other academic approved grade 12 course. In addition, you need Biology 11, Chemistry 11 and Foundations or Pre-Calc 11 or 12.

University of the Fraser Valley – Deadline to apply: January 31st

English 12 (B), Either Foundations of Math 11 (C+) or Foundations of Math 12 (C+) or Pre-Calc 11 (C+), Biology 12 (C+) and Chemistry 11 (C+). An option is to do your LPN first and transfer into the Nursing program.

University of Northern British Columbia – Deadline to apply: March 31st

English 12 (67%) and Foundations of Mathematics 11 or Pre-Calc 11 or Foundations of Mathematics 11 (65%), Chemistry 11 (67%), Biology 12 (73%) and two other approved * Grade 12 courses and a fifth Grade 12 course (67%)

University of Victoria

Third year entry with at least a 3.0 (C+) grade point average.

Vancouver Community College

High school students must take the University Transfer Pathway to Health Sciences Certificate first.

English 12 (C+), Chemistry 11, Biology 12, English 12, Foundations of Math 11 or Pre-Calc 11 or Foundations of Math 12.

Vancouver Island University – Deadline to apply: February 28th

English 12 (C+), One of Foundations of Math 11 (C+) or Pre-Calc 11 (C+) or Foundations of Math 12 (C+), Chemistry 11 (C+), Biology 12 (C+)

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