Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programs Overview

The UBC Okanagan Campus School of Nursing offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program.

Important note for students entering the program in 2020/21, or earlier:
Year 4 of the Nursing programs (Basic, LPN Access and RN Access) is split into two cohorts:

  • Cohort 1 completes Year 4 from May through December.
  • Cohort 2 completes Year 4 from September through April.

The parchment is granted at the June convocation for both cohorts.

Important Note for students entering the program in 2021/22, or later:
Year 3 and Year 4 of the Nursing programs (Basic, LPN Access and RN Access) are split into three cohorts:

  • Cohort 1 completes Year 3 from May through December, and Year 4 from January through August.
  • Cohort 2 completes Year 3 from September through April, and Year 4 from May through December.
  • Cohort 3 completes Year 3 from May through August and January through April, and Year 4 from September through April.

The parchment is granted at the June convocation for all three cohorts.

The UBC Okanagan Campus B.S.N. program is reviewed and recognized by the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). The UBC Okanagan campus B.S.N. program is also accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN).

    The School of Nursing offers three programs:

  • The Basic Program: A four-year program that leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree. Successful completion of the Basic B.S.N. program degree requirements provides eligibility to write the Canadian Entry to Practice Regulatory Exam (Canadian NCLEX) to become eligible to apply for registration as a registered nurse with the BCCNP.
  • LPN Access Program: This program accepts applications from Licenced Practical Nurses (LPN). Successful completion of the LPN Access program degree requirements provides eligibility to write the Canadian Entry to Practice Regulatory Exam (Canadian NCLEX) to become eligible to apply for registration as a registered nurse with the BCCNP.
  • RN Access Program: This accepts applications from nurses registered in B.C. Successful completion of the RN Access degree requirements provides a route to advance from diploma completion to degree completion.

    Additionally, an official agreement between Okanagan College (OC) and UBC provides a means through which eligible OC students who have completed the first two years of the B.S.N. program at OC may apply for transfer into the third year of the B.S.N. program at the UBC Okanagan Campus.

    All potential applicants are advised to consult the admission section of the Academic Calendar for UBC and program specific admission requirements.

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