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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

**The above costs cover Semesters 1-5 at College of the Rockies. Semesters 6-8 tuition can be found on the University of Victoria website

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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 28, 2018.

You can now complete the entire four-years of the BSN program at the Cranbrook main campus.

Admission Process:

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.

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


Program Overview

With all four years of classes offered at the College of the Rockies, you’ll study in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of southeastern BC and graduate with a University of Victoria Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. We offer small class sizes, personalized instruction, up-to-date technology including simulation technology, inter-professional experiences, rural practice placements, great support services and professional, friendly staff who are dedicated to student success.

Students will be admitted to the program at College of the Rockies. After completion of semester 5 at the college, students will become University of Victoria students in Cranbrook and will complete all their remaining undergraduate degree requirements onsite at the college.

Our program is approved by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) and is nationally accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN). Upon graduation, you will be prepared for entry level practice in diverse health care settings ranging from acute care hospitals to community-based programs. For more in-depth information about the role of the nurses in Canada's health care system, please refer to the CRNBC website at www.crnbc.ca and the Canadian Nurses' Association website at www.cna-aiic.ca .


Program Prerequisites and Transfer Credit:

Eligibility:

  • The College’s Admissions Coordinator shall determine an applicant’s eligibility for admission to the BSN program.
  • The BSN Admissions Committee will qualify applicants through a selective holistic admission process.

Admission Requirements:

  • Applicants must satisfy all admission requirements at least 30 days prior to registration to be eligible for a seat.
  • Applicants may apply for recognition of Advanced Credit: (See policy 2.5.6 Transfer Credit)

Academic Requirements

  • All academic requirements must be current within five years of applying to the program
  • BC secondary school graduation or equivalent
  • Minimum 70% in BIOL 090 or Biology 12
  • Minimum 70% in CHEM 080 or Chemistry 11
  • Minimum 70% in MATH 080, MATH 082 or MATH 090 or Math 11, as of 2013 in Foundations or
  • Pre-Calculus Math 11 or 12
  • Minimum 70% in English 090 or English 12 or equivalent
  • Completion of CASPer testing and submission of results to Registration.
  • There are generally only 4 available times to take this assessment in January and February of
  • each year.
  • Details of this assessment are included in the Admissions package and on our website

English Language Proficiency Requirements

  • Students whose first language is not English may be required to undergo the International  English Language Testing System (IELTS). An overall score of 6.5 in all bands is required to enter the program.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to arrange this assessment through Student Services or an education advisor at the College.

Non-academic Requirements

  • Must meet the requirements for immunization established for Health Care Workers by the BC Ministry of Health. Completion of immunizations and the immunization form is required before final acceptance into the program.
  • Excellent health is required for the program and the profession. Applicants must complete the Requisite Skills and Abilities Declaration that is part of the BSN Program Admission Package.
  • CPR (Level C) is required prior to entry and must be kept valid during the entire program through recertification every two years (the cost of which is the responsibility of the student).
  • Criminal record check.

Criminal Record Check:

  • Applicants must submit an official Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General criminal record search form as part of the application process.
    • The criminal record search will be available, on request, to any health care facility or agency used for practice placement in the Nursing Program.
    • The College will not seek alternative clinical placements for any student denied a placement because of a criminal record deemed unacceptable to the facility or agency.
    • A student denied a practice placement by a health care facility or agency because of a criminal record deemed unacceptable will be required to withdraw from the BSN program.
    • Nurses in BC are regulated by the College of Registered Nurses of B.C. (CRNBC) under the Health Professions Act (HPA). A criminal record may prevent or delay registration with the College of Registered Nurses of B.C. (CRNBC) for students seeking employment as Employed Student Nurses or following graduation from the BSN program. For more information refer to  https://www.crnbc.ca/Registration/Pages/CriminalRecordCheck.aspx

Flexible Assessment (FA): Yes


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.


Course Outline for: Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Degree

Year 1

 

Fall Semester Year 1:

Credits

Hours per week
Lecture / Seminars / Lab
Hours per
Practicum
NURS 110 Health & Healing 6 3/3  
NURS 111 Professional Practice 6 3  
NURS 113 Relational Practice 6 3  
NURS 115 Nursing Practice 6 3 12
BIOL 181 Anatomy & Physiology 6 3/3  
ENGL 100 English Composition 6 3/0  
Total 21    
       
Winter Semester Year 1: Credits Hours per week
Lecture / Seminars / Lab
Hours per
Practicum

NURS 120 Health & Healing 2

6 3/3  

NURS 121 Professional Practice 2

3 3  

NURS 125 Nursing Practice 2

3 /1.5/ 8.5

BIOL 182 Anatomy & Physiology

3 3/ / 3  

Non-nursing elective

3 3  
Total 18    
       
Spring Semester Year 1: Credits Hours per week
Lecture / Seminars / Lab
Hours per
Practicum
NURS 136 Consolidated Practice Experience 1 5   25
Total 5    
       

Year 2

 
Fall Semester Year 2: Credits Hours per week
Lecture / Seminars / Lab
Hours per
Practicum

NURS 210 Health & Healing 3

6 3/3  

NURS 213 Relational Practice 2

3 3  

NURS 215 Nursing Practice 3

8 /3/ 13
BIOL 218 Pathophysiology & Pharmacology 1 3 3  

Non-nursing elective

3 3  
Total 23    
       
Winter Semester Year 2: Credits Hours per week
Lecture / Seminars / Lab
Hours per
Practicum

NURS 220 Health & Healing 4

6 3/3  

NURS 221 Professional Practice 3

3 3  

NURS 225 Nursing Practice 4

8 /3/ 13

BIOL 228 Pathophysiology & Pharmacology 2

3 3  
Total 20    
       
Spring Semester Year 2: Credits Hours per week
Lecture / Seminars / Lab
Hours per
Practicum
NURS 236 Consolidated Practice Experience 2 5   30
Total 5    
       

Year 3

 
Fall Semester Year 3: Credits Hours per week
Lecture / Seminars / Lab
Hours per
Practicum

NURS 310 Health & Healing 5

6 3/3  
NURS 313 Relational Practice 3 3 3  
NURS 315 Nursing Practice 5 8 3 13
Non-nursing elective 3 3  
Total 20    
       
Winter Semester Year 3: Credits Hours per week
Lecture / Seminars / Lab
Hours per
Practicum
NURS 341 Professional Practice 4 1.5 3  
NURS 342 Health & Healing 6 1.5 3  
NURS 350 Health & Healing 7 1.5 3  
NURS 351 Nursing Practice 6 4.5 3 6
Total 9    
       
Spring Semester Year 3: Credits Hours per week
Lecture / Seminars / Lab
Hours per
Practicum

NURS 370 Consolidated Practice Experience 3 

4.5   32
NURS 470 Consolidated Practice Experience 4 4.5   32
Total 9    
       

Year 4

 
Fall Semester Year 4: Credits Hours per week
Lecture / Seminars / Lab
Hours per
Practicum

NURS 430 Professional Practice 5

1.5 3  
NURS 360 Professional Practice 6 1.5 3  
NURS 431 Nursing Practice 7 1.5   6
Nursing Elective 1.5 3  
Total 6    
       
Winter Semester Year 4: Credits Hours per week
Lecture / Seminars / Lab
Hours per
Practicum

NURS 475 Consolidated Practice 5

4.5 3/ 32
NURS 491 Nursing Practice 8 4.5 3 32
Total 9    
       

 

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