Potential applicants are strongly advised to view the ongoing version of the UBC Okanagan Academic Calendar for the most accurate listing of program admission requirements.
Basic BSN Program Applicants
This applies to the following student groups:
Students requiring general advising about program admissions, nature of program etc. should be referred to UBC Okanagan Student Recruitment and Advising (STRA).
Contact: Student Recruitment and Advising 250.807.8521
Admission from Secondary School
Procedures, policies, and admission requirements to the University of British Columbia and the School of Nursing are specified in "Admissions". Because of enrolment limitations, the academic standing required for admissions is higher than the published University minimum, and not every qualified applicant will be offered admission.
Please be advised that there has been a senate approved change to the admission requirements for high school applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program effective for the academic year beginning September 2015. The change includes the addition of the requirement of two courses; all applicants from secondary schools will be required to have Biology 11 and Chemistry 12 or equivalent.
Admission from Post-Secondary Institutions
Transfer students who have completed transferable course work at another accredited post-secondary institution will be considered for admission. The minimum academic standing to qualify for admission to the University as a transfer student is successful completion of 24 transferable credits. A minimum grade-point average of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is required to be considered for admission, although a higher competitive average may be required. Academic standing is based on the average on all college or university courses attempted, including failures and repeated courses. In the case of applicants with more than 30 credits of prior study, the admission average is calculated on the basis of the most recently completed 30 credits. Transfer applicants should present transfer credit in Biology, Chemistry, English, and Mathematics. If an applicant is not able to fulfill these requirements at the post-secondary level, they must be fulfilled at the high school level. Students with unsatisfactory standing or who have been required to withdraw from another post-secondary institution will not be considered for admission.
It is important to note that the curriculum of the nursing program at UBC Okanagan is different than the curriculum of the nursing program at UBC Vancouver. Direct transfer between the two programs is not possible.
Prior to the start of classes, all admitted students must present:
Additionally, the following vaccines are recommended for all health care workers (HCW):
Students are asked to bring the completed Immunization Record to Document Submission Day, date/time TBA.
Students who cannot provide acceptable information or evidence of adequate immunity will require additional boosters or immunizations and the SON recognizes that this may take some time. Therefore, students have until November 30, 2014 to obtain all additional required boosters or immunizations.
Applicants are advised that, if they choose not to complete this recommended immunization schedule, any outbreak of an infectious disease can have serious implications for their practice experience because of a requirement by the Health Authority that all those not immunized remain outside of the practice area.
Last reviewed 2/28/2014 3:35:29 PM