Basic Program Degree Requirements

Beginning in September 2015, the School of Nursing will be phasing in a revised curriculum for the B.S.N. programs.

During the transitional years in which the new curriculum structure is being phased-in, the previous curriculum structure will be phased-out, year by year. Regardless of the year in which they entered the program, graduates of the B.S.N. programs must meet the same exit requirements.

After September 2015, students entering the first year of the Basic B.S.N. program must complete the degree requirements set out below.

Please Note: Students who were admitted into the first year of the Basic B.S.N. program in September 2014, or transfer into any cohort of the Basic B.S.N. program where the first-year entry would have occurred in September 2014, must normally complete the degree requirements described for the Basic B.S.N. program in the 2014 Academic Calendar. However, all students who experience a disruption in their studies (e.g. extended absences, medical leaves, withdrawals, failure) will not be able to complete the degree requirements and courses as described in the 2014 or earlier Academic Calendar as many courses will no longer be offered. Each student’s circumstance will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Each student will require course advising with the Associate Director to review their credits and obtain a list of degree requirements. A combination of completed courses and new course offerings will be used to satisfy the degree requirements set out below. Every effort will be made to accommodate the student’s completion of the degree requirements within a reasonable duration of study.

Graduation Requirements

Students must achieve a minimum of 60% in each course to be able to apply the course to the B.S.N. Degree. A minimum cumulative grade average of 65% for all courses required in the B.S.N. program must be obtained in order to graduate. Normally students must complete the program within seven years of initial entry.

Taking Non-UBC Courses While Registered in the B.S.N. Program

The program must ensure the professional competency of its B.S.N. graduates; therefore, practice courses and some theory courses must be completed at the UBC Okanagan campus. Students are advised to seek academic advising prior to registering in courses outside of UBC Okanagan that they wish to apply to their B.S.N. degree.

Students require a letter of permission from the School of Nursing to register in most other academic institutions. On completion of the course, students are responsible for submitting an official transcript as well as a request form to have the credits assessed and applied to their degree.

Note: For further details please refer to the BSN Program Procedure for Taking Non-UBC Courses While in the Nursing Program located on the School of Nursing website.

Residency Requirements

Students in the B.S.N. program are also subject to the Requirements to Receive a Degree or Diploma.

Residency Requirement for Okanagan College B.S.N. Block Transfer Students

Once admitted, students will join the third-year of the B.S.N. program. Students in the B.S.N. program are generally subject to the Requirements to Receive a Degree or Diploma; however, the B.S.N. Block Transfer program is established such that over 50% of its total required credits are taken at Okanagan College (OC).

Students who transfer prior 2017:

The B.S.N. Block Transfer program is established such that over 50% of its total of 134 required credits are taken at OC. There are 69 required credits taken in years one and two at OC. The 65 credits required in years 3 and 4 of the program must be taken at UBC’s Okanagan Campus.

Students who transfer in 2017 and thereafter:

The B.S.N. Block Transfer program is established such that over 50% of its total of 130 required credits are taken at OC. There are 66 required credits taken in years one and two at OC. The 64 credits required in years 3 and 4 of the program must be taken at UBC’s Okanagan Campus.

B.S.N. Degree Course Requirements

First Year Credits
Term One  
HINT 110 Applied Research in Health 3
NRSG 111 Foundations of Health 3
NRSG 112 Introduction to the Profession of Nursing I 1.5
NRSG 113 Relational Practice I 1.5
BIOL 131 Human Anatomy and Physiology I1 3
One of ENGL 112 or 114, 113, 150, 151, 1531 3
Term Two  
NRSG 101 Nursing Lab Practice I 2
NRSG 120 Introduction to Nursing Research 3
NRSG 122 Introduction to the Profession of Nursing II 1.5
NRSG 123 Relational Practice II 1.5
NRSG 126 Health and Healing I 3
NRSG 136 Nursing Practice I 3
BIOL 133 Human Anatomy and Physiology II1 3
Second Year  
Term One  
NRSG 201 Nursing Lab Practice II 2
NRSG 210 Pharmacology for Nursing I 1.5
NRSG 213 Relational Practice III 1.5
NRSG 226 Health & Healing II 1.5
NRSG 236 Nursing Practice with Acute care Patients I 3
One of NRSG 228 Community Health or NRSG 229 Mental Health 1.5
One of NRSG 238 Nursing Practice in Community NRSG 239 Nursing Practice in Mental Health 3
HINT 231 Pathophysiology for Health Sciences1 3
Term Two  
NRSG 202 Nursing Lab Practice III 2
NRSG 220 Pharmacology for Nursing II 1.5
NRSG 223 Relational Practice IV 1.5
NRSG 227 Health & Healing III 1.5
NRSG 237 Nursing Practice III 3
One of NRSG 228 Community Health or NRSG 229 Mental Health 1.5
One of NRSG 238 Nursing Practice in Community NRSG 239 Nursing Practice in Mental Health 3
BIOL 232 Human Infectious Disease1 3
Third Year  
Term One  
NRSG 301 Nursing Lab Practice IV 1
NRSG 310 Palliative Approach to Care 3
NRSG 326 Health & Healing IV 1.5
NRSG 336 Nursing Practice with Medical Patients 4
One of NRSG 328 Newborn Family Health or NRSG 329 Child health 1.5
One of NRSG 338 Nursing Practice in Newborn Family Health or NRSG 339 Nursing Practice in Child Health 2
HINT 331 Nutrition for Health Sciences 3
Term Two  
NRSG 302 Nursing Lab Practice V 1
NRSG 313 Relational Practice V 3
NRSG 320 Global Health 3
NRSG 327 Health & Healing V 1.5
NRSG 337 Nursing Practice with Surgical Patients 4
One of NRSG 328 Newborn Family Health or NRSG 329 Child health 1.5
One of NRSG 338 Nursing Practice in Newborn Family Health or NRSG 339 Nursing Practice in Child Health 2
Fourth Year  
Term One  
Offered Twice:  
1. Summer Session, Term 1 & 2 (Cohort 1)
2. Winter Session, Term 1 (Cohort 2)
 
NRSG 421 Capstone NCLEX Preparation 3
NRSG 422 Leadership 3
NRSG 432 Capstone Project 4
Elective1 3
Nursing Electives3 3
Term Two2  
Offered Twice:  
1. Winter Session Term 1 (Cohort 1)
2. Winter Session Term 2 (Cohort 2)
 
NRSG 431 Capstone Acute Care Preceptorship 8
Nursing Preceptorship Electives4 8
1 May be taken before entering the Nursing program.
2 To support clinical placements in Year 4, students are split into two cohorts. Cohort 1 is offered Year 4 starting with Summer Session, Term 1 & 2 through Winter Session, Term 1 (May-December). Cohort 2 is offered Year 4 starting with Winter Session, Term 1 through Winter Session, Term 2 (September-April).
3 One of NRSG 426, 428, 429 - these courses are prerequisites for term two NRSG Preceptorship options.
4 Options of NRSG 434, 440, 436, 438, 439 for a total of 8 credits –options are limited by availability of placements.

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