Confirm:
your program information with NIC .

BC Student Outcomes surveys tens of thousands of former post-secondary students across BC every year. Key findings from the surveys can be found on the BC Student Outcomes Dashboard.

More Items

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree


slideshow image
thumbnail 0 thumbnail 1

Apply Now

Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Comox Valley
  • Campuses
    Comox Valley

    Resources

    Need more information about Courtenay?

    City of Courtenay - Home
  • Length
    Four Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $4805 year one
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1630 per year
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out NIC's scholarships page.

Application Deadline Advice

Students are accepted based on academic requirements and the evaluation of a completed questionnaire. Early application is encouraged.

Application Fee: $25

Option A: Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree 

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. High school graduation or equivalent

2. English

One of:

  • English 12 (C+)
  • English 12 First Peoples (C+)
  • ENG 060 (C+)
  • ENG 096 (C+)
  • ENG 098 (C+)
  • ESL 090 (C+)
  • equivalent assessment

3. Math

One of:

  • Principles of Math 11 (C+)
  • Applications of Math 12 (C+)
  • Pre-Calculus 11 (C+)
  • Foundations of Math 12 (C+)
  • MAT 053 (C+)
  • equivalent assessment

4. Biology (in last 10 years)

One of:

  • Biology 12 (C+)
  • BIO 060 (C+)
  • BIO 110 (C+)
  • equivalent course

5. Chemistry (in last 10 years)

One of:

  • Chemistry 11 (C+)
  • CHE 051 (C+)
  • equivalent course

Option B: RN Access to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

Academic

  • verify Nursing Registration status from the Colleges of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC)
  • submit transcripts from Diploma School of Nursing and other educational institutes attended
  • Complete NUR 345 at the University of Victoria or Thompson Rivers University Open Learning
  • consult the Nursing Academic Advisor about program planning (mandatory requirement)
Option C: LPN Access to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. English

One of:

  • ENG 115 (C)
  • ENG 117 (C)

2. Math

One of:

  • Principles of Math 11 (C+)
  • Applications of Math 12 (C+)
  • Pre-Calculus 11 (C+)
  • Foundations of Math 12 (C+)
  • MAT 053 (C+)
  • equivalent assessment

3. BIO 160/161 and 260 (C)

4. NUR 170 and 173 from NIC or VIU (C)

5. A cumulative of at least 65% over all six courses.

6. submit transcripts from PN program and other educational institutes attended

7. submit verification of CLPNBC registration status

Admission Advice

1. You may be required to attend an interview. This is to help you make an informed decision about pursuing a nursing career.

2. If accepted you must:

  • attend a group information session (normally in June)
  • provide proof of a current Standard First Aid Certificate with CPR Level C (or equivalent) on the first day of classes
  • provide proof of having completed a Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) course on the first day of classes
  • submit a completed immunization form
  • submit a satisfactory Criminal Record Search form
  • review the College of Registered Nurses of BC approved requisite skills and abilities (RSA)

English Language Requirements

Summary
If English is not your first language, you can either submit TOEFL/IELTS results or complete college-prep English for entry into academic programs.

Verify with the institution directly

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Age Requirement - You must normally be at least 18 years old to attend North Island College. If under 18 years old, you may be admitted:

  • if you have secondary school graduation and will turn 18 years old before the end of the first calendar year of your post-secondary studies; or
  • by special request and discussion with an NIC counsellor.

English Language Requirement - You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The specific admission requirements for North Island programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

Out-of-Province

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The specific admission requirements for North Island programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

BC Transfer Student

Transfer credit may be granted and used to meet program admission requirements or program requirements leading to a credential.

NIC will grant credit for formal learning gained at post-secondary institutions if the course objectives and material are equivalent to courses offered at NIC. Only credits, not grades, are transferred.

You must apply for transfer credit and provide official transcripts directly from, or in sealed envelopes, from the sending institution. The Application for Transfer Credit form may be found here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

Transfer credit may be granted and used to meet program admission requirements or program requirements leading to a credential.

NIC will grant credit for formal learning gained at post-secondary institutions if the course objectives and material are equivalent to courses offered at NIC. Only credits, not grades, are transferred.

You must apply for transfer credit and provide official transcripts directly from, or in sealed envelopes, from the sending institution. The Application for Transfer Credit form may be found here.

Mature Student

If you are over 18 years old and  also meet citizenship and immigration requirements you will qualify for general admission to NIC. In addition, you must also meet the admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The specific admission requirements for North Island programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

International Student

For details on International Student admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

You must normally be at least 18 years old to attend North Island College. If under 18 years old, you may be admitted:
  • if you have secondary school graduation and will turn 18 years old before the end of the first calendar year of your post-secondary studies; or
  • by special request and discussion with an NIC counsellor.

How to Apply

For details on applying to NIC check here.

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.