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Registered Nurse Access Program (RNA): Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree


Intake
  • Winter 1

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

    Resources

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    City of Kelowna
  • Length
    Final Two Years of a Four-Year degree
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $7300 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1700 per year
  • Credential Granted
    Statement of Completion
  • Learning Method Options
    Face-to-Face

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 UBCO's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications must be submitted by January 15 for September entry. Early application is recommended.

Application Fee: $71.75 (for domestic students)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic/Non-Academic

1. A certified copy of practicing registration as a registered nurse in British Columbia.

2. Two letters of reference indicating nursing practice competency.

3. Meet general UBC Okanagan admission requirements

Admission Advice

1. You are strongly advised to have a beginner's level of competency with computers and word processing before entering the Nursing program.  Applications are individually assessed by the School of Nursing.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

One of the following (minimum scores):

  • four or more consecutive years of recognized, full-time education in English within Canada immediately prior to attending UBC
  • four or more consecutive years of full-time education in English in a country other than Canada where English is the principal language. These four years must be immediately prior to attending UBC
  • four or more years 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. These four years must be immediately prior to attending UBC.
  • A 70% grade or better on the provincial examination portion of BC English 12 (achived August 2019 or earlier) or Alberta English Language Arts 30-1, or equivalents
  • A grade of 4 on Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition or AP Literature and Composition
  • A grade of 5 on International Baccalaureate (IB) English A (higher or standard level)
  • Achieve the competence standard indicated by one of the tests of English language proficiency that evaluates skills in listening, reading, speaking, and writing:
    • CAEL score of 70 overall
    • Campbridge English Qualifications score of 180
    • CEL (UBC Certificate in English) score of 600 
    • IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with no part less than a 6.0
    • PTE score of 65 overall, with a 60 in each of the sub-sections: Reading, Listening, Writing, and Speaking
    • An internet based TOEFL or TOEFL iBt Home Edition score of 90 overall with a:
      • 22 in reading
      • 22 in listening
      • 21 in writing
      • 21 in speaking
    • Duolingo English Test (DET) overall score of 125, where video and writing sample should also demonstrate a strong command of English language (note: DET is accepted only for students in countries where no other English proficiency test is available)
  • Six credits of post-secondary first-year English studies at a recognized university in an English-speaking country (note: transcript showing course completion must be submitted by February 15)
  • Graduation from a recognized degree program at an accredited university where English is the primary language of instruction in an English-speaking country
  • Achieve a UBC Certificate in English Language or CEL by completing Level 600 of the UBC Continuing Studies English for Academic Purposes program on UBC’s Vancouver campus
If you are proficient in English, but do not meet the above requirements, you can request a waiver for the English Language Admission Standard. 

Verify information with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

All students must meet UBC's English Language Competency Standard. There are nine different ways to meet this requirement, such as completing three or more consecutive years of full-time education in English in Canada. For complete details, please check the English Language Competency Requirement page.

You must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Undergraduate Program Search Database for UBC-Okanagan Campus. 

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 in EducationPlannerBC's Undergraduate Program Search Database for UBC-Okanagan Campus. 

Click here for details for BC high school graduates.

Click here for details for Yukon high school graduates.

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 in EducationPlannerBC's Undergraduate Program Search Database for UBC-Okanagan Campus. 

For details on admission for Secondary School graduates from other provinces, please check here (and select your Province in the drop-down menu)

BC Transfer Student

To apply to UBC as a transfer student, you are strongly encouraged to have completed 24 transferable credits – with at least a C average (60% where 50% is a passing grade), or a grade point of 2.0. Use the BC Transfer Guide and/or UBC Transfer Credit Search Tool to see how courses from your institution transfer to UBC.

For details on university and college transfer to UBC, please refer to this page.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

To apply to UBC as a transfer student, you are strongly encouraged to have completed 24 transferable credits – with at least a C average (60% where 50% is a passing grade), or a grade point of 2.0. Use the UBC Transfer Credit Search Tool to see how courses from your institution transfer to UBC.

For details on university and college transfer to UBC, please refer to this page.

 

Mature Student

For admission purpose, mature students are defined as someone who have been out of full-time formal education for at least four years and satisfy the English language requirement and degree-specific requirements.

Click here for further details on Mature Student admission at UBC.

International Student

For details on International Student admission at UBC, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

For Canadian Aboriginal Students:
Most Indigenous students are admitted based on their competitive average. However, UBC offers a number of pathways to a post-secondary degree. Details on admission requirements for Canadian Aboriginal Students are found here

For Visiting Students:
Details for studying at UBC as a Visiting Student are found here.

 

How to Apply

Visit the Applying to UBC page for more information on UBC’s application process.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.