Program Information

School: Vancouver Island University
Faculty: Health
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Description: This collaborative partnership program was jointly developed between various educational institutions in British Columbia and Northwest Territories. Students entering the program will receive a Vancouver Island University degree.

The Nursing curriculum was developed as a result of the recognized need for increased education for nurses, the changing directions in health care, and the recommendation made by the Canadian Nurses Association and the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) that the minimum requirement to enter the profession be a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The curriculum includes eight academic semesters, and three consolidated practice experiences. Each successive practice experience involves increased nursing responsibility in order to prepare students for their professional autonomous roles. During practice experiences, students could be working with local, provincial or international health care agencies.

URL: Nursing at Vancouver Island University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Careers: Head Nurses and Supervisors,Nurses (RNs)

Admission Requirements


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

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

Additional Admission Requirements:

    Aboriginal students can apply for reserve seats by submitting the Access Initiative for Aboriginal Students form.