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Study to become a Registered Nurse

Important Application notice:

Our program intakes for 2016 & 2017 are currently full. The next available application date is November 1, 2017.

Admission process is under review:

The BSN program's admission process and requirements are currently under review. When the revision process is complete and a new admission process is approved, we will be able to advise you of changes to our current prerequisites or admission criteria. We are expecting new admission criteria to be available early fall 2016 and will post updates here as they come available.

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

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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

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:

For information about student bursaries from the Registered Nurses Foundation, please visit:  Application deadline is mid September. Bursary winners will be notified by mid December.

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