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Degree Requirements

English Requirements

To qualify for the B.S.N., all students must have a minimum of 3 credits in English. Exceptionally, this English prerequisite may be waived for students who have completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited university (where English was the main language of instruction during that degree).

Regulations and Requirements for students enrolled before 2017W

Third and Fourth Year Courses

Term 1
NURS 302 6
NURS 303 8
NURS 304 2
NURS 305 1
NURS 306 1
Total Credits 18
Terms 2, 3, and 4
NURS 333 6
NURS 334 6
NURS 335 6
NURS 336 6
NURS 337 12
NURS 338 2
NURS 339 2
NURS 340 2
NURS 341 2
NURS 342 1
NURS 343 2
Total Credits 47
Term 5
NURS 344 2
Clinical Nursing Focus 6
NURS 427 8
Total Credits 16
Total Credits (Years 3 and 4) 81
Total Program Credits 129

Clinical Nursing Focus

  • NURS 420 (6) Clinical Nursing Focus: Adults Experiencing Acute or Chronic Health Conditions
  • NURS 422 (6) Clinical Nursing Focus: Childbearing Families
  • NURS 423 (6) Clinical Nursing Focus: Children and their Families
  • NURS 424 (6) Clinical Nursing Focus: Individuals and Families with Mental Health Concerns
  • NURS 425 (6) Clinical Nursing Focus: Community and Population Health

Credit is given for one of NURS 420, 422, 423, 424, or 425.

Advancement

The minimum passing grade in each nursing course is 60%. The minimum cumulative grade average to continue in the program is 65%.

In clinical nursing courses the student is required to have successfully completed clinical practice before being allowed to write the final course assessment.

Supplemental examinations are not offered.

Students who do not achieve the minimum grade average for promotion will normally be required to discontinue study in the School for at least one year.

Although satisfactory academic performance is a prerequisite to advancement, it is not the sole criterion in the consideration of the suitability of a student for promotion or graduation. The School reserves the right to require a student to withdraw from the School if considered to be unsuited to proceed with the study or practice of nursing.

Students who begin the BSN program before 2017W and who fall out of sequence with their cohort will transition into the new curriculum. Students will be appointed an advisor who will map out the program requirements upon re-entry to ensure the student receives credit for courses completed, and completes courses required to achieve the program outcomes.

The students' adapted program requirements will be approved by the Director and documented in their record. For such students, the modified program credit requirements will remain at 81 credits.

Interprofessional Education

In order to graduate and to meet the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) requirements for Interprofessional Practice competencies, and as required by B.S.N. program approval from the regulatory body, students must complete the interprofessional education requirements of the program: students are required to participate in a minimum series of learning activities determined by the School of Nursing and offered through the UBC Interprofessional (IPE) Passport system. This system offers students learning experiences that include a combination of “exposure” and “immersion” learning activities that are recorded by the students and tracked online by the UBC IPE Passport system.

Regulations and Requirements for students enrolled 2017W onwards

Third & Fourth Year Courses

Term 1
NURS 300 3
NURS 330 3
NURS 310 2
NURS 321 2
NURS 360 4
Total 14
Terms 2, 3, 4
NURS 352 3
NURS 353 2
NURS 331 3
NURS 354 3
NURS 322 1
NURS 351 3
NURS 303 3
NURS 344 2
NURS 301 3
NURS 323 1
NURS 363 4
NURS 365 3
NURS 350 3
NURS 362 4
NURS 345 3
NURS 346 3
NURS 401 1
NURS 366 3
NURS 361 7
Total 55
Term 5
NURS 430 2
NURS 402 1
NURS 427 9
Total 12
Total Credits (Years 3 & 4) 81
Total Program Credits 129

Advancement

The minimum passing grade for nursing theory courses is 60%. The minimum cumulative grade average to continue in the program is 65%.

Clinical nursing and laboratory courses are marked on a Pass/Fail basis. A clinical course must be passed in order to progress to a subsequent clinical course. A failure in a laboratory course may require withdrawal from a clinical course.

Supplemental examinations are not offered.

Students who do not achieve the minimum grade average for promotion or who fail a clinical course will normally be required to discontinue study in the School for at least one year.

Although satisfactory academic performance is a prerequisite to advancement, it is not the sole criterion in the consideration of the suitability of a student for promotion or graduation. The School reserves the right to require a student to withdraw from the School if considered to be unsuited to proceed with the study or practice of nursing.

Interprofessional Education

In order to graduate and to meet the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) requirements for Interprofessional Practice competencies, and as required by B.S.N. program approval from the regulatory body, students must complete the interprofessional education requirements of the program: students are required to participate in a minimum series of learning activities determined by the School of Nursing. Some of these experiences are integrated into courses and others are offered through the UBC Interprofessional (IPE) Passport system. This system offers students learning experiences that include a combination of “exposure” and “immersion” learning activities that are recorded by the students and tracked online by the UBC IPE Passport system.

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