Bachelor of Science Nursing
Important Application Notice:
The College of the Rockies Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program intake for the 2018 academic year is currently full. For those who may still wish to apply for the 2018 academic year, in the event that a seat to the program becomes available, BSN program applications will be open on November 1, 2017 and close on February 15, 2018. All academic admission requirements must be completed and submitted by February 28, 2018.
You can now complete the entire four-years of the BSN program at the Cranbrook main campus.
Please refer to the Admission Requirements page of this website to view prerequisites and admission criteria.
All applicants to the BSN program, at the College of the Rockies will be required to complete an online assessment, Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics (CASPer) as a component of the selection process. Completion of CASPer will be mandatory in order to maintain admission eligibility. Refer to CASPer.com for more information, to sign-up and to reserve a test time and date. Note: There are only 4 available times to take this testing in January and February of each year.
For more information on application process, transfers and wait lists please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
All Registered Nurses who graduate in British Columbia are required to complete a four-year baccalaureate degree meeting national and provincial standards for nursing education. College of the Rockies is in partnership with the University of Victoria and three other colleges located in BC and the Northwest Territories to deliver the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.
College of the Rockies in co-operation with local hospitals, health care agencies and community partners, offers the first five semesters and two consolidated practice experiences of the BSN programs.
While students are in the BSN program, they have the opportunity to join the Canadian Nursing Students' Association (CNSA). CNSA is the national voice of Canadian nursing students. Their goal is to increase the legal, ethical, professional and educational aspects which are an integral part of nursing. CNSA is actively dedicated to the positive promotion of nurses and the nursing profession as a whole. CNSA operates under the Canadian Nurses' Association. The College of the Rockies CNSA is a chapter of the Western Northern Regional CNSA. Check out their Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/COTRCSNA
Upon completion of the program in Cranbrook, students are block transferred to the University of Victoria for program completion.
For information regarding the Professional Standards for Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners and the College of Registered Nurses British Columbia (CRNBC) please visit: www.crnbc.ca
For information about student bursaries from the Registered Nurses Foundation, please visit: http://www.rnfbc.ca/bursary-info-and-application/ Application deadline is mid September. Bursary winners will be notified by mid December.