RN Access Program - 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.

BCCNM Registration Requirement

Students in the RN Access Program are required to maintain a practicing membership with British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) 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 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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