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Nursing (BScN) Year 1 Entry Program


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Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Broadway (King Edward) Campus
  • Campuses
    Broadway

    Resources

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    City of Vancouver
  • Length
    36 Months
  • Tuition Estimate
    $22,190 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1883 per year
  • Credential Granted
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • University Course Transfer

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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

Academic (minimum grade in bracket)

1. One of:

  • high school graduation
  • be at least 18 years old 

2.  English 1100 and 1200 (C+) or equivalent

3. Biology (in the last 5 years)

One of:

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

4. Two semesters (six credits) of a humanities course such as Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, or Philosophy (C+)

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. 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
2. 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.

English Language Requirements

Summary

Check individual programs 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

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 604.443.8411.

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 604.443.8411.

 

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 is the information gateway for International Students. It includes information on admission requirements, application procedures and much more.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Not Applicable

How to Apply

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