Program Information

School: Selkirk College
Faculty: Health
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Description: With all four years of classes held at Selkirk College, you’ll get to study in one of BC’s most beautiful regions and graduate with a University of Victoria Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Our location supports you to live in a community where the cost of living is lower than most urban centres. You will experience small class sizes, simulation technology, a variety of rural practice placements, and may have international learning opportunities. Our program is nationally accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and provincially recognized by the College of Registered Nurses in BC (CRNBC). Studying Nursing at Selkirk College includes a unique opportunity to complete a practicum in Guatemala. If you have an interest in travel, Selkirk College can help you see the world. For more information on studying abroad, visit Selkirk International.

According to a 2009 study by the Canadian Nurses Association, Canada will experience a shortage of almost 60,000 nurses by 2022. Nursing careers are diverse and include practice, education, administration, and research.

URL: Nursing at Selkirk College
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program. Compulsory fees are included.

Careers: Head Nurses and Supervisors,Nurses (RNs)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade11 Precalculus  or  Grade11 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C) 

Applicants are required to have graduated from BC Secondary school or equivalent with the following courses and minimum grade of: B in English 12, B in Biology 12, C+ in Chemistry 11, and C+ in Math: Foundations 12 or Pre-Calculus 11.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79-80]

If your first language is not English, you must meet the following English Language Proficiency requirements for entry in to Selkirk College University Transfer, Diploma or Degree programs: completion of BC English 12, or equivalent; or completion, with a grade of “C+” or better, advanced core courses in the Selkirk College English Language Program and Provincial Level English 51; or submission of a TOEFL score of 213 (computer) or ibt 79-80 or better; or submission of an IELTS score of 6.0 or better; or submission of an EIKEN Grade Pre -1; or submission of an acceptable score on the Language Proficiency Index score of 4 or better. For Indian students coming through the SPP program, the IELTS requirement for diploma programs is 6.0 with no band less than 5.5.

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Letter(s) of Reference

Applicants are required to submit a letter or reference and a questionnaire. Please visit the website for complete program requirements.