RN Access 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 phasedout, year-by-year.

Course offerings that are part of the degree requirements for the RN Access Program will be changing: year-three course offerings will change in 2017-18 and year-four course offerings will change in 2018-19. Students in progress during this transition time will need to use a combination of completed courses and new course offerings to satisfy the degree requirements. 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.

Graduation Requirements

At least 30 credits of studies must be completed at the 300 and 400 level. A minimum grade average of 65% is required for all courses in the third and fourth year. Studies must normally be finished within six years.

Residency Requirements

Students must take a minimum of 23 credits of required Nursing courses at the 300 and 400 level at the UBC Okanagan campus. This must include a minimum of 2 practice courses.

CRNBC Registration Requirement

Students in the RN Access Program are required to maintain a practicing membership with CRNBC for the duration of their enrolment in the program.

English Requirements

    Prior to registering for any 400-level courses, all students must meet one of the following English requirements:

  • successful completion of 6 credits of university-transferable English; or
  • successful completion of ENGL 112 or equivalent; or
  • a Language Proficiency Index score of 5 or greater.

Degree Requirements For Students Graduating Prior to 2017

Third Year Credits
Term One: Introduction to the B.S.N. program  
NRSG 326 Health and Healing (R.N. Access to B.S.N.) 3
NRSG 336 Professional Practice (R.N. Access to B.S.N.) 3
NRSG 346 Nursing Practice (R.N. Access to B.S.N.) 3
Non-Nursing Elective 3
Term Two  
NRSG 313 Relational Practice III: Connecting Across Difference 3
NRSG 321 Health and Healing VII: Promoting Community and Societal Health 3
NRSG 335 Professional Practice VI: Nursing Research 3
NRSG 324 Nursing Practice VI: Promoting Health of Communities and Society 4
NRSG 325 Introduction to Statistics for Nursing 3
Forth Year  
Term One  
NRSG 420 Health and Healing VI: Global Health Issues 3
NRSG 414 Nursing Practice VII: Engaging in Leadership 4
NRSG 422 Professional Practice V: Leadership in Nursing 3
Term Two  
NRSG 424 Nursing Practice VIII: Transitioning to B.S.N. Graduate Part I 3
NRSG 430 Nursing Practice VIIII: Transitioning to B.S.N. Graduate Part II1 6
1 Up to 6 of these credits may be satisfied through approved electives.

Degree Requirements For Students Graduating 2018 and Thereafter

Introductory Courses Credits
English 3
HINT 110 Applied Research in Health 3
NRSG 120 Introduction to Nursing Research 3
Non-Nursing Elective 6
Introductory level credits 15 credits
Third Year  
NRSG 310 Palliative Approach to Chronic Illness 3
NRSG 313 Relational Practice V 3
NRSG 320 Global Health 3
Fourth Year  
NRSG 422 Leadership 3
NRSG 432 Capstone Project 4
Nursing Electives1 6
Nursing Practice Electives2 8
Upper level credits 30 credits
Total program credits 45
1 Must be at 300/400 level and a minimum of 3 credits must be taken from 400 level NRSG electives at UBCO. The goal is to take NRSG elective courses to inform Nursing Practice Electives.
2 These preceptorships must be taken at UBC Okanagan, are arranged with course advising, and are subject to availability.

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