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Nursing: Bachelor of Science Degree


Intake
  • Fall
  • Winter

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Coquitlam
  • Campuses
    Coquitlam

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    City of Coquitlam
  • Length
    Six Semesters (124 credits) after 1 year of academic foundation
  • Tuition Estimate
    $9300 Year One
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $5500 - $5800 Year One
  • Credential Granted
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • University Course Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

For Fall term intake: applications are open from October 1st of the preceding year
For Winter term intake: applications are open from February 1st of the preceding year

Note: Fall 2020 applications will open on Oct 1, 2019 at 8:30am and will close on October 3, 2019 at 4pm. 

Application Fee: $34.65

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic

1. Completion of the following 30 credits at university-level, with a minimum grade of 65% (C+) in each course:

  • BIOL 1103, BIOL 1203, BIOL 2200, BIOL 2401
  • ENGL 1130 and one university transferable ENGL elective course
  • MATH 1160 or PSYC 2300
  • 3 credit university transferable Social Science/Humanities elective
  • 6 credits university transferable electives

Non-Academic

  • attend a mandatory program orientation (applicants will be notified by mail of the orientation date) 
  • Upon acceptance into the 2nd year of the BSN program, you are required to:
    • attend an interview (in some cases) for the purposes of providing information and academic counselling
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certificate (current within 1 year). Standard First Aid Certificates that include Basic Life Support within 1 year of the date of application are also accepted.
    • Standard First Aid Certificate (current within 3 years of the start date of the program).
    • satisfactory health assessment completed by a physician
    • current record of recommended immunizations
    • current Criminal Record Search - details will be provided at the time the applicant is offered admission to the program.
    • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certificate
    • respiratory mask fit-test (N95)
Admission Advice
1. Completion of the admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the BSN program.

2. If you are taking the admission prerequisite courses at another post-secondary institution in BC, you may use BC Transfer Guide to find out about course transferability and equivalency.  

3. Those students who are accepted to and complete Douglas College's Academic Foundations for Potential Nursing Applicants program will receive priority admission to the BSN. Applications will be pooled based on semester of completion of admission requirements. Of the students who completed in the same semester, those students in the Academic Foundation program will receive higher admission priority than those who are in a different program.

4. Students are accepted to the BSN program on a first qualified, first admitted basis.  Students may apply to the BSN program for the Fall or Winter semester following completion of the required 30 credits listed above. In the event where students qualify for admission at the same time, but there are fewer program seats available than demand dictates, offers will be given to those students with a higher GPA on the required courses for admission to BSN.

5. International students are not currently eligible for this program. For more information, contact Douglas College International.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

Summary

One of the following (minimum scores):

  • a C grade in English 12, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Technical and Professional Communications 12 (the mark is based on both the course and provincial exam)
  • a B grade in Communications 12 (the mark is based on both the course and provincial exam)
  • a grade of 3 or a "C" grade on Advanced Placement (AP) English Language or Literature
  • a grade of 3 or a "C" grade on International Baccalaureate (IB) English Language A (Standard Level)
  • an essay score of 4 on the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) exam
  • a GED Language Arts Writing and Reading score of 450
  • a TOEFL score of 220 (computer based) or 83 (internet based) or 560 (paper based)
  • an IELTS score of 6.5 (academic module only)
  • an overall and essay CAEL score of 60
  • an EIKEN Test of Practical English placement of Grade 1
  • completion of an ABE English course equivalent to DVST 0355 or higher
  • a college level writing or literature course that transfers as a college level English, Communications or Creative Writing course
  • an undergraduate degree from an English speaking post-secondary institution
  • completion of a Douglas college writing assessment with a
  • Mastery of DVST 0350 and 0360 or DVST 0355 or DVST 0356 or EASL 0360
  • a P grade in DVST 0455 or EASL 0460 or EASL 0820
  • a P grade in DVST 0450 and mastery of DVST 0460
  • Mastery of EASL 0375 or EASL 0376 or assessment of EASL 0475 and mastery of EASL 0365 or assessment of EASL 0465

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General Admission Requirements (All Students)

You are eligible for enrollment at Douglas College if you meet the General Admission Requirements along with the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for Douglas College programs are detailed separately in EducationPlannerBC.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

If you have BC secondary school graduation or lack one course for BC secondary school graduation you may qualify for admission to Douglas.

You must also meet the college's English Language Proficiency Requirement and the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for Douglas College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

Out-of-Province

If you have BC secondary school graduation or lack one course for BC secondary school graduation you may qualify for admission to Douglas.

You must also meet the college's English Language Proficiency Requirement and the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for Douglas College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

BC Transfer Student

You must meet the General Admission Requirements for Douglas College.

You may transfer from another institution with up to 75% of the credits required for a Douglas College citation, diploma, degree or university transfer program.

To receive transfer credit, you must submit an official transcript with your Application for Admission or Readmission along with a Transfer Credit Request form. A detailed course description may also be required before credit can be evaluated.

You are strongly recommended to request transfer credit at least four months in advance of your first semester of attendance. Requests for evaluation of credit received after this time may not be processed in time.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

You must meet the General Admission Requirements for Douglas College.

You may transfer from another institution with up to 75% of the credits required for a Douglas College citation, diploma, degree or university transfer program.

To receive transfer credit, you must submit an official transcript with your Application for Admission or Readmission along with a Transfer Credit Request form. A detailed course description may also be required before credit can be evaluated.

You are strongly recommended to request transfer credit at least four months in advance of your first semester of attendance. Requests for evaluation of credit received after this time may not be processed in time.

Mature Student

If you are at least 19 years old on the first day of class, or at least 17 years old and have not been enrolled in school for at least one year, you may qualify for admission to Douglas College.

You must also meet the college's English Language Proficiency Requirement and the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for Douglas College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

International Student

For details on admission requirements for International Students check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

If you are a student with special needs and have completed a certificate or equivalent from a special program and have been in school for at least 12 years you may qualify for admission to Douglas College.

You must also meet the college's English Language Proficiency Requirement and the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for Douglas College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

How to Apply


Canadian Students - Applying to the College

International Students - Applying to the College

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