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Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Degree (2017/18)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$10,969.02
Tuition: $9,851.12
  • Year 1: $4,076.26
  • Year 2: $4,076.26
  • Year 3: $1,698.60
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Additional Fees
Application Fee:30.00
Student Association Fee:190.90
Bus Pass Fee:222.00
Health and Dental Fee:675.00
Total Fees:$1,117.90

*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change.

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 23, 2018.

Exciting News:

We are working with the University of Victoria to transition the final three semesters of the BSN program to the College.  As of January 2018, the four-years of the BSN program will be completed at the Cranbrook main campus.

Admission Process:

The BSN program's admission process and requirements are changing. 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 www.takeCASPer.com for more information, to sign-up and to reserve a test time and date.

For more information on application process, transfers and wait lists please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Program Overview

All Registered Nurses who graduate in British Columbia are required to complete a baccalaureate degree in nursing to meet national and provincial standards for nursing education.

The College of the Rockies is in partnership with the University of Victoria to offer a BSN program.

Professional Registered Nurses support primary health care and are employed in diverse health care settings ranging from acute care hospitals to community-based programs. The College of the Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) regulates the professional practice standards. The British Columbia Nurses' Union (BCNU) establishes working conditions.

There is one intake of 32 students in September.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must satisfy all admission requirements at least 30 days prior to registration to be eligible for a seat.

Academic Requirements

  • BC secondary school graduation or equivalent
  • Minimum 65% in BIOL 090 or Biology 12
  • Minimum 65% in CHEM 080 or Chemistry 11
  • Minimum 65% in MATH 080, MATH 082 or MATH 090 or Foundations or Pre-Calculus Math 11 or 12 (or equivalent)
  • Minimum 65% in English 12 or equivalent

Non-academic Requirements

  • Completion of immunizations. Immunization form is required before final acceptance into the program.
  • Satisfactory health is required by all applicants.
  • Satisfactory references are required by all applicants.
  • CPR (Level C) is required prior to entry and must be kept valid during the entire program through recertification every two years (cost is the responsibility of the student).
  • Solicitor General Criminal Record check. A criminal record may be unacceptable to clinical placement agencies and facilities and may reduce an applicant's access to employment opportunities following graduation.

Transfer Information

Many of our programs and courses will allow you to transfer to other colleges and universities in Canada. You can also apply to get transfer credits from past courses that will go towards completing your program here at College of the Rockies.

Learn how to transfer your courses to College of the Rockies

Transfer Opportunities

If you would like to continue your studies our courses transfer to a wide number of Canadian colleges and universities. If you are transferring to a BC college or university visit the BC Transfer website to see if our courses transfer to that institution.

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