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Graduate Nurse, Internationally Educated Re-entry Certificate


Intake
  • Fall
  • Spring

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Langley
  • Campuses
    Langley

    Resources

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    City of Langley
  • Length
    Nine Months (47 credits)
  • Tuition Estimate
    $5600 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $2320 Total
  • Credential Granted
    Certificate

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out Kwantlen'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

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. One of:

2. English Proficiency

One of:

  • English Studies 12 (C+) or equivalents
  • English First Peoples 12 (C+)
  • IB (International Baccalaureate) English A1 or 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 English course (C-) from a recognized post-secondary institution where English in the primary language of instruction
  • A baccalaureate degree, or two-year diploma, or 60 undergraduate-level credits, at a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction (2.0 cumulative GPA)
  • Both KPU ESLT 0381 (B) and ELST 0383 (B)
  • Both ELST 0381 (B) and KPU placement score higher than ELST 0383 level
  • ENGQ 1091 (C) or ENGQ 1092 (C) or ENGQ 1099 (C)
  • KPU Placement Test into ENGL 1100
  • IELTS Academic score = at least overall 6.5, with 6.0 in each band (within the last two years)
  • Internet based TOEFL score = at least 88, with no sub score less than 20 (within the last two years)
  • CAEL score = at least 70, with no sub score less than 60 (within the last two years)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) score = at least 61 (within the last two years)
  • LPI score = at least level 5, with an essay score of 30 or higher (within the last two years)
Non-Academic

1. A letter assessment from The British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP), indicating either:

  • Supplementary education to either a RN Re-Entry To Practice Program or Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, or
  • Eligibility to apply for provisional or practicing registration

2. Assessment results, One of:

  • Nursing Community Assessment Services (NCAS) Summary:
    • Section 2 with 50%, or less, of undemonstrated competency themes, or
    • Section 2 with 51%, or higher, undemonstrated competency themes, and successful completion of the KPU course PNUR 9030.
  • Substantially Equivalent Competence (SEC) Assessment Summary:
    • 50%, or less, unmet competencies overall, or
    • 51%, or higher, unmet competencies overall, and successful completion of the KPU course PNUR 9030.
note:
  • assessment must be completed within the last 5 years from the start of the program
  • Applicants with either a NCAS Summary or a SEC Assessment Summary over five years old, but less than ten years old, from the start of the program are required to successfully complete the KPU Continuing and Professional Studies course PNUR 9030 - Nurse Ready. For further information see kpu.ca/cps/health

3. 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.

4. Valid Canadian CPR Basic Life Support (BLS) or CPR Health Care Provider (HCP) (Note: CPR certification must remain current throughout the program).

5. A Canadian TB skin test or chest x-ray dated within 2 years of registering into the program.

6. Immunizations records consistent with the requirements of clinical agencies prior to practicum placement. 


Admission Advice

1. Some clinical agencies may require you to take an Oath of Confidentiality.

2. This Program only accepts applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents / landed immigrants of Canada.

3. As this is a limited-intake program, meeting admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

4. If you have any criminal convictions, you should request advice from the Registrar of the Canadian Registered Nurses Association of BC (CRNBC) before applying to the program.

5. If you have any general questions about this program, don’t hesitate to contact the Future Students’ Office.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

English is the primary language of study at KPU. Therefore, all applicants must be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of English language proficiency for their undergraduate, vocational or preparatory area of study. English requirements can be found here.

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 or to apply to KPU, visit: KPU High School Graduate.

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 or to apply to KPU, visit: KPU High School Graduate.

BC Transfer Student

You may request transfer credit for courses taken previously at another post-secondary institution. Transfer credit assessments take approximately 6-8 weeks. For more information or to apply to KPU, visit: KPU Transfer Students.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

You may request transfer credit for courses taken previously at another post-secondary institution. Transfer credit assessments take approximately 6-8 weeks. For more information or to apply to KPU, visit: KPU Transfer Students.

Mature Student

At KPU, we proudly welcome students of all walks and ages. If you have not graduated from High School, have taken fewer than 24 post-secondary credits, and are 19 years of age or older, we can admit you 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 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

 

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