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Rural Nursing Certificate


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Intake
  • Fall
  • Winter

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Prince George
  • Campuses
    Prince George

    Resources

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  • Length
    30 Credits
  • Tuition Estimate
    $6510 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1800 Total
  • Credential Granted
    Certificate

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications must be submitted by August 1 to enter the program in the September semester, or by December 1 to enter in the January semester. 

Application Fee: $35.70

Academic

  • general UNBC undergraduate admission requirements apply
  • submit official transcripts from degree or diploma program (2.0 cumulative grade point average in your Nursing diploma or degree)

Non-Academic

  • provide evidence of active and continuing registration as a registered nurse in BC
  • submit a record of your immunization status. The following immunizations are strongly recommended: diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B and varicella. A Mantoux test (PPD) for tuberculosis is also strongly recommended.

Admission Advice

Annual documentation of current, practising College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC) licensure is required while enrolled in the program.

English Language Requirements

Summary
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

Note:
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.

 

Out-of-Province

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.