LPN Access to BSN

UBC Okanagan offers access to the second year of our BSN program for LPN graduates who have some work experience. This program will help you upgrade your credential and take the next step in your nursing career.

Successful completion of the Basic program provides eligibility to write the Canadian Registered Nurses Exam and to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia.

Practice experiences are an integral part of the nursing program. The location of practice varies (e.g., hospitals, extended care facilities, community agencies, private homes). Sites are located throughout the Okanagan region. Access to reliable transportation is required.

Students wishing to apply to the LPN Access program will be referred for general inquiries to Student Recruitment and Advising (this includes information about the application process, deadlines, and general requirements). Specific course content advising and more specific admissions questions will be done in the faculty.

Contact:   Student Advising : 250-807-8521

Academic Admission Requirements

  • Current licensure as a Practical Nurse is required.
  • Two of ENGL 112, 113, 150, 151, 152, and 153.
  • BIOL 131 and 133 and one university transfer course selected from psychology, sociology, anthropology, or philosophy. Note: No grade less than 60% will be accepted. A 64% grade average in these courses is required.
  • Students must demonstrate competency in mathematics by achieving a "C" in MATH 111, 125 or STAT 121, or 60% in Principles of Mathematics 11.
  • Verification of the equivalent of six months full time work as a practical nurse (or equivalent position) in a hospital or community health care agency within the last two years. A letter from an employer or supervisor describing satisfactory work performance and suitability for the Access option is required.

Courses must be completed within seven years before entry into the LPN Access to BSN program.

Program Outline

  • NRSG 140 LPN Access to BSN

For students entering the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) LPN Access program.  Participants will be introduced, through theory and laboratory instruction, to the process of critical reflection and to the foundational constructs associated with courses in the first year of the Nursing program.

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