Bachelor of Science Nursing
Admission Requirements

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

Academic

  • All academic courses must have been completed within the last five (5) years.
  • BC Secondary school graduation or equivalent
  • Minimum 70% or higher in Chemistry 11 or CHEM 080
  • Minimum of 70% or higher in MATH 080, 082, 090 or Math 11, as of 2013 in Foundations or Pre-Calculus Math 11 or 12
  • Minimum of 70% or higher in Biology 12 or BIOL 090
  • Minimum of 70% or higher in English 12 or equivalent
  • Completion of CASPer testing. Refer to: takecasper.com

Note:

  • Applicants with degrees within the past five years are assessed individually to determine equivalency with academic criteria
  • Students for whom English is a second language may be required to undergo the 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 at an IELT test location
    • for test locations. Refer to: https://ieltscanadatest.com/
  • CASPer testing dates are posted on their website. CASPer testing must be completed prior to February 23, 2018. (Completion dates will be posted each year).

Non-Academic

  • Must meet the requirements for immunization established for health care workers by the BC Ministry of Health. Completion of immunizations and the immunization form in the BSN Admissions Package by a health care professional is required before final acceptance into the program.
  • Self-declared satisfactory health is required by all applicants. This assessment is based on the Requisite Skills and Abilities for Nurses in the BSN Program Admission Package.
  • CPR (Level C) is required prior to entry and must be kept valid during the entire program through re-certification every 2 years (the cost of which is the responsibility of the student).
  • Criminal record check.

Note:

  • Conviction of a criminal offense may influence an applicant's access to employment opportunities following graduation.
  • Course assignments must be word processed. Word processing, computer and library skills are mandatory.