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Nursing: Bachelor of Science Degree (BSN)


Intake
  • Fall
  • Spring

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience

Courses in this program are offered using online and/or hybrid delivery method in Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 due to COVID-19. Confirm directly with KPU about the learning method.

  • Campuses
    Langley

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  • Length
    Four Years (125 credits)
  • Tuition Estimate
    $5600 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1200 per year
  • Credential Granted
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • University Course Transfer
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Off-site
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Summer 2020
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Fall 2020

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 KPU's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

This is a limited intake program. Limited intake programs are not offered every semester. Please check the academic calendar to verify when this program is being offered.

The application periods are:

Semester

Applications Open

Applications Close

Fall (Sept)

October 1

March 1*

Spring (Jan)

February 1

August 1*

Summer (May)

June 1

December 1*


*Note: Select programs may extend the application deadline, space permitting.

Application Fee: $40 (domestic students); $120 (international students)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. English

One of:

  • English Studies 12 (B) or equivalent
  • English First Peoples 12 (BC) or equivalent
  • an undergraduate-level English course (C+) or equivalent 

2. Biology

One of:

  • Anatomy & Physiology 12 (B) or equivalent
  • an undergraduate-level Biology course (C+) or equivalent

3. Chemistry

One of:

  • Chemistry 11 (B) or equivalent
  • an undergraduate-level Chemistry course (C+) or equivalent 

4. Math

One of:

  • Foundations of Mathematics 11 (B)
  • Foundations of Mathematics 12 (C)
  • Applications of Mathematics 11 (A)
  • Applications of Mathematics 12 (B)
  • IB Mathematical Studies (SL) (C)
  • KPU MATQ 1094 (C)
  • KPU MATQ 1099 (C)
  • equivalent 

5. Year-two progression and declaration in to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing requires the following*:

  • In good academic standing with the University
  • Completion of KPU's Certificate in Health Foundations with at least 2.33 GPA and no grade lower than C.
  • Completion of a minimum of 30 hours of volunteer work with adults or children, evidenced by a written reference reflecting the length and nature of the experience.

Note(*): If seats are oversubscribed, admittance to Year 2 will be based on GPA from KPU's Certificate in Health Foundations

Non-Academic

1. After conditional acceptance, the following must be completed before final acceptance/declaration is granted:

  • Valid Canadian CPR Basic Life Support (BLS) or CPR Health Care Provider (HCP) (Note: CPR certification must remain current throughout the program.)
  • Current Standard First Aid Certificate
  • An acceptable Criminal Record Check through the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General's Criminal Records Review Program within 6 months prior to the start of the program.
  • Immunization Record Form reflecting required immunizations as per Practice Education Guidelines for BC

Note: If you have lived outside of Canada as an adult, you will also be required to secure a Criminal Record Search with the Vulnerable Sector from your country of origin. Please contact the Office of Admissions for further direction on obtaining your criminal record check.


Admission Advice

1. KPU's Certificate in Health Foundations fulfills the first-year requirements of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. 

2. While the Certificate in Health Foundations is open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and international students, the Nursing program will only accept applications from Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents, or Landed Immigrants.

3. Meeting the basic admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. Admission selection will be based on the highest admission average of the admission-required courses.

4. Three (3) seats will be reserved for self-declared Indigenous students for each intake. Any reserved seats that are not offered to the above noted specific student population will be offered to the general pool of qualified BSN applicants.

5. If you have any questions about this Program, including program declaration requirements, please contact the Future Students’ Office.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

All applicants to undergraduate studies must satisfy KPU's Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement through one of the following ways (with minimum grades in brackets):
  • English Studies 12 (C+) or English First Peoples 12 (C+) or Literary Studies 12 (C+) or equivalent 
  • IB (International Baccalaureate) English A1/A2 (HL or SL) with a minimum grade of 3 (or C+)
  • AP (Advanced Placement) English Language and Composition or AP English Literature and Composition with a minimum grade of 2 (or C+)
  • 3 credits of undergraduate-level English (ENGL) (C-) from a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction
  • Graduation from a baccalaureate degree, or two-year diploma program, or successful completion of two years of study (60 credits) at the undergraduate level, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, at a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction
  • ELST 0381 (B) and ELST 0383 (B)
  • ELST 0381 (B) and KPU placement score higher than ELST 0383 level
  • ENGQ 1091 (C), or ENGQ 1092 (C) or ENGQ 1099 (C)
  • KPU English Placement Test (EPT) with placement into ENGL 1100
  • IELTS Academic = 6.5 overall band, with at least 6.0 in each band (taken within the last two years from the term of admission)
  • TOEFL = iBT 88 overall, with no sub score less than 20 (taken within the last two years from the term of admission)
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) = Score of 70 or higher with no sub score less than 60 (taken within the last two years from the term of admission)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) = Score of 61 or higher (taken within the last two years from the term of admission)
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI) = Level 5 with an essay score of 30 or higher (taken within the last two years from the term of admission)
Note: English proficiency requirements for university preparatory studies and vocation studies vary by program. (These admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for KPU within EducationPlannerBC's Search Database)

Verify with the institution directly.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University's General University Admission Requirements are found here.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

To qualify for admission into Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you must meet the English proficiency requirement in addition to any additional requirements for your intended program. For more information on admission requirements for different applicant categories (including for High School graduates), click here.

Out-of-Province

To qualify for admission into Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you must meet the English proficiency requirement in addition to any additional requirements for your intended program. For more information on admission requirements for different applicant categories (including for High School graduates), click here.

BC Transfer Student

To qualify for admission into Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you must meet the English proficiency requirement in addition to any additional requirements for your intended program. For more information on admission requirements for different applicant categories (including for Transfer Students), click here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

To qualify for admission into Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you must meet the English proficiency requirement in addition to any additional requirements for your intended program. For more information on admission requirements for different applicant categories (including for Transfer Students), click here.

Mature Student

KPU proudly welcome students of all walks and ages. If you have not graduated from High School and are 19 years of age or older, you can be admitted as a mature student. Mature students bring a lot of experience and diversity into the classroom, and KPU will support you in achieving your personal and professional goals. For more information on how you can apply to KPU, visit: KPU Mature Students.

International Student

Kwantlen Polytechnic University accepts applications from international students who meet the English Proficiency Requirement. All international undergraduate applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission.

Details on admission for International Students can be found here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

There are 5 categories that offer students special consideration for admission:

  • Aboriginal
  • Visiting
  • Exchange
  • Concurrent
  • General Interest

To learn more about these categories, visit: Applicant Categories

 

How to Apply

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.