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Nursing: Bachelor of Science Degree (Bridge to UVic)


Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Program Start Date
    September
  • Campuses
    Cranbrook

    Resources

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    City of Cranbrook
  • Length
    4 years
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $12,100
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $3,000 per year
  • Credential Granted
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • University Block Transfer
    • University Course Transfer
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Off-site

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out COTR's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications are open from November 1 until February 15 inclusive. 

All academic admission requirements, including a CASPer Assessment, must be completed and submitted by February 28.

Application Fee: $30

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in brackets)

1. High school graduation (or equivalent)

2. English

One of:

  • English 12 (70%)
  • English Studies 12 (70%)
  • English First Peoples 12 (70%)
  • ENGL 090 (70%)
  • ENGL 091 (70%)
  • COMC 100 (70%)
  • Equivalent

3. Math

One of:

  • Pre-calculus 11 (70%)
  • Pre-calculus 12 (70%)
  • Foundations of Math 11 (70%)
  • Foundations of Math 12 (70%)
  • MATH 080 (70%)
  • MATH 082 (70%)
  • MATH 090 (70%)
  • equivalent 

4. Biology

One of:

  • Biology 12 (70%)
  • Anatomy & Physiology 12 (70%)
  • BIOL 090 (70%)
  • equivalent 

5. Chemistry

One of:

  • Chemistry 11 (70%)
  • CHEM 080 (70%)
  • equivalent 

6. Completion of CASPer (Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics) testing; submit results directly to COTR's Registration 

Non-Academic

1. Once accepted into the program, the following will be required before starting the academic year:

  • Evidence of satisfactory health (complete the Requisite Skills and Abilities Declaration; see details)
  • FOIPP Voluntary Self-Disclosure
  • CPR for Health Care Providers Certificate (BLS or HCP or equivalent; must be kept valid during the program)
  • Current immunization record (as per requirements set by BCCDC for BC Health Care Workers including annual influenza immunization)*
  • Negative TB testing results
  • Criminal Record Check through the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Criminal Records Review Program
Note (*): Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and strain to the health human resources, COTR will not require information on immunizations / First Aid / CPR requirements at present to complete your application. However, as services have begun to open up, it is student's responsibility to continue actively seeking to obtain and complete these requirements. This information will be required at a later date once the COVID-19 pandemic is declared resolved.

Admission Advice

1. Each academic year, 32 students are admitted to the BSN program at College of the Rockies. After completion of semester 5 at the College, students will become University of Victoria students, while staying at the College in Cranbrook BC to complete remaining undergraduate degree requirements on site at the College.

2. All academic requirements must be completed and submitted by February 28.  This means that if you are currently studying in high school, your Chemistry 11, Math 11, Biology 12, and English 12 must be completed and final grades received by February 28 of your Grade 12 year. Make sure to consider taking these admission prerequisite courses in semesters appropriate to meet application deadlines.

3. If a student in the Program is denied a practicum placement because of a criminal record, they will be required to withdraw from the Program.

4. If English is not your first language, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall score of 6.5 in all bands is required to enter the program.

5. As there is high-demand for this program, you are encouraged to complete your English 100, Biology 181 and 182, and three non-nursing electives while awaiting an available seat. This will reduce your course load once you are admitted and help you to be more successful.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy COTR's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Demonstrate one of the following:

  • English 12 (65%) or equivalent and three years of full-time instruction in an English speaking country
  • Any English 12 course or equivalent (at the grade needed for your program) or equivalent, and four years of full-time instruction in an English speaking country
  • Four consecutive years of recognized instruction at an eligible international secondary school that uses English as the language of instruction but operates in a country where the primary language is not English (note: These four years must be immediately prior to attending the College)
  • 6 credits of first-year English course at the post-secondary level
  • If English is not your first language, direct admission is offered by one of the following (minimum score):
    • TOEFL iBT (overall score of 80, with at least 13 in Reading, 21 in Writing, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking)
    • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition and the TOEFL ITP Plus for China (overall score of 80, with at least 13 in Reading, 21 in Writing, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking)
    • IELTS Academic (overall score of 6.0 overall, with no band below 6.0)
    • IELTS Indicator (overall score of 6.0, with no band below 6.0) (6.5 overall is required for PDDB)
    • CAEL (overall score of 60, with no sub score below 60)
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (overall score of 56)
    • Duolingo (110) (can be used for admission to Winter 2022 and Spring 2022 semesters)

Conditional admission can be offered after an English Language Assessment. The result will determine if a student has to take ESL and/or High School English or if they can directly enter the full academic program. 

Details about English Equivalency can be found here. Verify English Language Proficiency requirements directly with COTR. 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Each program has individual admissions requirements. To be considered for admission, you must meet or exceed the requirements for your chosen program. You must also meet the English proficiency requirement at a level suitable for your desired program. Program-specific admission requirements can be found on the 'Admission Info' tab of each program profile for Coast Mountain College on EducationPlannerBC's program search database

Many programs or courses at College of the Rockies require English 12 (65%) or Equivalent

If English is not your first language, or if you have received your primary education in a language other than English, you are required to provide proof of the College’s English language proficiency requirements. College of the Rockies (COTR) offers conditional and direct admission for college programs. 

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for College of the Rockies (COTR) in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database.

General information for high school students on applying for undergraduate programs at COTR can be found here.

Out-of-Province

You must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for College of the Rockies (COTR) in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database.

General information for high school students on applying for undergraduate programs at COTR can be found here.

BC Transfer Student

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your current program. Please refer to College of the Rockies' Transfer Credit web page. The transfer credit evaluation process involves a form, a fee, and sealed, official transcripts.

If you want to transfer credits from a BC institution, visit the BC Transfer Guide website to see what courses will transfer. For courses taken at Alberta institutions, please visit the ACAT Transfer website, where College of the Rockies is a member institution.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your current program. Please refer to College of the Rockies' Transfer Credit web page. The transfer credit evaluation process involves a form, a fee, and sealed, official transcripts.

For courses taken at Alberta institutions, please visit the ACAT Transfer website, where College of the Rockies is a member institution.

Mature Student

If you have not graduated from secondary school you may be considered for admission as a mature student as long as you are at least 19 years old on the first day of classes. You must also meet the specific course/program prerequisites for your intended program.

International Student

For details on applying as an International Student check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

If you do not qualify for admission under the regular or mature student admission requirements, it is possible to be considered for special admission by the Office of the Registrar. For more details, please contact a COTR education advisor.

How to Apply

For details on application and registration process to become a College of the Rockies student, please check here.

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