COVID-19: UPDATE

Public post-secondary institutions in BC are prepared to welcome new and current students for classes in Fall 2020 through a variety of learning methods while continuing to adhere to public health guidelines.

In addition to their current services for students, institutions are also developing supports to ensure a smooth and successful transition into the new learning methods for their programs.

Our Helpdesk will remain available to answer any questions or concerns regarding applications.

Please find links to post-secondary institution websites regarding their response on COVID-19 in our FAQs.

Please find the Ministry of Education regular updates regarding COVID-19 here: Safe & Healthy Schools.

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Nursing (BScN) Year 1 Entry Program


Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Campuses
    Broadway

    Resources

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    City of Vancouver
  • Length
    36 Months (full-time)
  • Tuition Estimate
    $23,100 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1550 per year
  • Credential Granted
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • University Course Transfer
  • Learning Method Options
    Face-to-Face

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 VCC's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications should be submitted as early as possible. Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application Fee: $35

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade in bracket)

Completed 18 credits of university transferable courses as the following:

1. VCC ENGL 1100 and 1200 (C+) or equivalent

2. Biology (completed within last 5 years)

  • VCC BIOL 1120 and 1220 - Human Anatomy and Physiology (C+)
  • equivalent courses

3. Two semesters (six credits) of a humanities course such as Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, or Philosophy (C+). These 6 credits must be completed in the same subject area (for example, Psychology 1100 and Psychology 1200).

Non-Academic

  • volunteer experience in a health care setting or employment in a health care field. This must consist of at least 30 hours of volunteer work with adults or children in an acute care, long-term care or community health care agency. A written reference from an employer or volunteer coordinator that reflects the length and nature of the volunteer experience or employment in a health care setting must be submitted.

Admission Advice

1. Information about equivalency of courses taken in BC post-secondary schools can be found at BC Transfer Guide.  

2. After acceptance you must also provide:

  • a current CPR certificate
  • a Criminal Record Search
  • a TB Skin Test or Chest X-ray
  • be properly fitted for a respiratory mask
  • updated immunization history
3. It's recommended that you have:
  • a caring attitude;
  • have a sincere interest in people of all ages who require all levels of care. This includes individuals who are: mentally or physically disabled, experiencing life threatening situations, confused or requiring rehabilitation;
  • good command of oral and written English;
  • good manual dexterity;
  • a basic foundation in mathematical calculations of decimals, fractions and metric conversions;
  • flexibility to adjust to early morning and evening practicum shifts at a variety of Metro Vancouver locations.

 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

Summary

All applicants are required to demonstrate the appropriate level of English language proficiency to function successfully in an English-speaking classroom.

Check individual programs at VCC for English proficiency requirements. 

Verify with the institution directly

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

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

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program before your name is added to a waitlist or registered in a program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all VCC programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

Out-of-Province

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program before your name is added to a waitlist or registered in a program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all VCC programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

BC Transfer Student

Students transfering between post-secondary institutions in B.C. may refer to the BC Transfer Guide to find program transfer credits or BC Articulation Handbook for entrance requirement equivalencies.

If you have prior post-secondary education that you want to transfer to VCC, you must make a formal request through the Registrar's Office by completing an Approval for Transfer Credit form and attaching all required documents. For more information call 604.871.7000.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have prior post-secondary education that you want to transfer to VCC, you must make a formal request through the Registrar's Office by completing an Approval for Transfer Credit form and attaching all required documents. For more information call 604.871.7000. 

Mature Student

You must be at least 18 years old (unless you have graduated from Secondary School) to meet the general admission requirement for VCC. In addition, specific program admission requirements must also be met.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all VCC programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

International Student

VCC International provides helpful information for International Students. It includes information on admission requirements, application procedures and much more.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Not Applicable

How to Apply

For information about applying to VCC, please 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.