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Northern Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing Program

  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
  • Location
    Prince George, Terrace and Quesnel
  • Campuses
    Prince George


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  • Length
    Four Years (Two years on a UNBC campus)
  • Tuition Estimate
    Varies Contact 250.960.5645 or
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $2000 per year
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications must be submitted by March 31 for September entry. To apply,please contact our partner institutions College of New Caledonia or Northwest Community College. The fulfillment of admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the post-diploma program and is based on available space.

Application Fee: $35.70

1) Program Admission Requirements

BC High School Graduates require the following for entry into the Baccalaureate Nursing Program:


1. All of:

  • English 12 or English 12 First People (with at least a 67% grade)
  • Principles of Mathematics 11, Pre-Calculus 11 or Foundations of Mathematics 11 (with at least a 67% grade)
  • Chemistry 11 (with at least a 67% grade)
  • Biology 12 (with at least a 73% grade) within the past five years
  • two other approved Grade 12 courses*
  • a fifth Grade 12 course **
  • at least a 67% average


(*) Approved Grade 12 courses are: Applications of Mathematics, BC First Nations Studies, Biology, Business/Hospitality Management, Calculus, Chemistry, Comparative Civilizations, Economics, English Literature, Français, Français Langue Seconde-Immersion, French, German, Geography, Geology, History, Japanese, Latin, Law, Mandarin, Math Foundations, Middle Earth 12, Physics, Pre-Calculus, Principles of Mathematics, Punjabi, Social Justice, Spanish, Sustainable Resources, Technical and Professional Communications, Writing.

(*) Approved AP and IB (all standard level and higher level) courses can be used in place of any approved Grade 12 Canadian high school course.

(*) Approved Advanced Placement courses are: AP Biology (General), AP Calculus AB or BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A or AB, AP English, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French, AP German, AP History of Art, AP Human Geography, AP Latin, AP Microeconomics/Macroeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics B and/or Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Literature, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP United States History, AP US Government & Politics, AP World History.

(*) Approved International Baccalaureate courses: IB Biology, IB Business Management, IB Chemistry, IB Computer Science, IB Economics, IB English Language A, IB Environmental Systems, IB French Language A and/or French Language B, IB Geography, IB German, IB Greek, IB History, IB History - Asian, IB History - European, IB History and Culture of the Islamic World, IB Latin, IB Mathematics, IB Further Mathematics, IB Music, IB Philosophy, IB Physics, IB Psychology, IB Social and Cultural Anthropology, IB Spanish A and/or Spanish B.

(**) A fifth Grade 12 course = any other approved Grade 12 courses, and also any Grade 12 course taught in the secondary school including locally-developed courses (eg - First Nations Languages), career preparation courses (eg - Construction 12) or others (eg - Art 12, Band 12, Information Technology 12, Communications 12, CAPP 12) or any Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses.


  • submit a record of your immunization status. The following immunizations are strongly recommended: meningococcal C conjugate, influenza, diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B and varicella. A Mantoux test (PPD) for tuberculosis is also strongly recommended.
  • submit documentation of CPR certification, Level C, which must be maintained throughout the program
  • successfully complete a Criminal Record Check

Admission Advice

1. Self-identified Aboriginal applicants who meet or exceed the minimum requirements for admission will be given priority for up to 20% of the first-year seats for the program.

2. Licensed Practical Nurses who wish to apply to the LPN Access option can click here (you will need to scroll down to find the appropriate admission requirements). 

3. You are encouraged to contact an advisor for help with navigating the admission requirements.


2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you may meet the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways (minimum score):

  • Completed five consecutive years of education in English immediately before admission
  • Completed 2 full years of full-time post-secondary level studies (or equivalent) at a recognized institution where English is the language of instruction
  • A 70% final grade in English 12 or equivalent in the BC secondary system
  • A 75% (B) grade in a university transferable English course
  • A 2.00 (C ) grade in the UNBC English Language Studies 50 and English Language Studies 170.
  • An internet based TOEFL score of 90, with no less than 20 in each of the Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking components
  • An IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with no less than a 6.0 in any of the four modules
  • A final grade of 2 in Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature & Composition or AP Literature & Composition
  • A final grade f 3 in International Baccalaureate (IB) English A1 or A2 (higher or subsidiary level)
  • A grade of (B) on Cambridge English: Advanced (CEA)
  •  (no longer listed in 2018/19 calendar; is it still current?) Comparable results to the TOEFL or IELTS requirements in any other recognized English Language Assessment

1. French-speaking Canadians and Canadian First Nations language speakers are exempted from English language requirement for admission. 

2. Click here for a full list of ways to meet the English language proficiency requirement.  

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement - English is the primary language of instruction and communication at UNBC. If your first language is not English, you must be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency in the use of English to participate in classroom instruction and discussion as well as complete written assignments. See English Language Requirements for full details.



BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Details on admission requirements for BC Secondary School graduates can be found here.



Details on admission requirements for students from other Canadian provinces are found here.

BC Transfer Student

For details on admission as a Transfer Student check here.


Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on admission as a Transfer Student check here.

Mature Student

For details on Mature Student admission check here.

International Student

For details on International Student admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Information for other Admission Categories is found here.

These categories include:

  • Mature Student Entry
  • Interest Only (ie-taking courses for credit but not a credential)
  • Special Entry
  • Audit Only (ie-taking courses but not for credit)
  • Studying at UNBC as a Visiting Student
  • Dual High School/University Credit

How to Apply

For details on How to Apply 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.