Program Information

School: Vancouver Community College
Faculty: Health Sciences
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Description: This advanced entry into Year 3 of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a full-time program that prepares graduates to become registered nurses. Registered nurses provide nursing care autonomously and in collaboration with other health care professionals, for people of all ages in a variety of settings. Graduates may work in hospitals, communities, homes, clinics or residential facilities. Graduates will have the competencies to plan, coordinate and provide care for individuals, families, groups and communities. Graduates have the ability to work in a complex, ever-changing health care system by the use of critical thinking skills and evidence-informed practice.

Graduates of the program are eligible to write the national registration exams, and to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse in BC. Registration through the College of Registered Nurses of BC is required before employment as a Registered Nurse in BC.

URL: Nursing (BScN) Advanced Entry at Vancouver Community College
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program and does not include compulsory fees.

Careers: Head Nurses and Supervisors,Nurses (RNs)

Admission Requirements

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Work Experience

Applicant is required to be a Practical Nurse who holds a current Canadian registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse, and have worked to full scope of practice for a minimum of 900 hours or full time work for 6 months, and within the last five years, as verified by a letter from their employer. Applicants must also have University Transfer first year courses* equivalent to 18.0 credits, which include the following: VCC English 1100 and 1200 or equivalent with a minimum C+ or better in each course, or VCC 1101/1001 and 1102/1002 with a ‘C+’ or better in each course, VCC Biology 1120 and 1220 (Human Anatomy & Physiology), or equivalent with a minimum C+ or better in each course, tand wo semesters (6.0 credits) of a Humanities course (Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy, or another Humanities course with a minimum C+ or better in each semester. Note: Students are required to take both halves of the Humanities course (e.g., Psychology 1100 and 1200 qualifies as two semester (6.0 credits); Psychology 1100 and Sociology 1100 together do not qualify).