LPN Access Program - Admission Requirements

The School of Nursing accepts applications from Licenced Practical Nurses (LPNs). 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 British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

Application for admission to the School of Nursing must be made through Enrolment Services. Inquiries related to admission requirements to the B.S.N. program should be directed to Student Recruitment & Advising.

Procedures, policies, and admission requirements to the University of British Columbia and the School of Nursing are specified in Admissions. Please see additional Nursing-specific admission requirements below.

Admission Requirements for the LPN Access Program

To be admissible to the LPN Access program, students must have completed their LPN training and be licensed in Canada as an LPN. The academic admissibility of applicants to the LPN Access program will be determined based on the satisfaction of and performance in the Nursing-specific high school prerequisite courses and/or any transferable post-secondary level courses completed. See Admissions for the program's high school prerequisite courses, and Admission from a Post-Secondary Institution for information on transfer requirements.

Other Admission Requirements for the LPN Access Program

  • Verification of current Canadian licensure as a practical nurse.
  • A letter from an employer or supervisor describing satisfactory work performance and suitability for the LPN Access program is required.

Documentation for the above can be submitted directly to the Associate Director for the School of Nursing.

The University of British Columbia

Enrolment Services
University Centre, Room 322
3333 University Way, Kelowna BC, Canada V1V 1V7