Undergraduate Program

The UBC Okanagan School of Nursing offers a four year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program with access points for Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses who want to complete a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The program is reviewed by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia and is accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing.

The nursing program is a four-year program. Each year has two semesters during which the student takes classroom and practice courses. All years are followed by consolidated practice courses. Classroom courses include courses in nursing, physical and social sciences. Practice experiences are an integral part of the nursing program. For the practice courses, attendance is mandatory. Students are required to travel to practice placement sites throughout the valley region. Students must have access to reliable transportation since it is the student’s responsibility to get to the practice location. Some opportunity exists for students to work in placements beyond the Okanagan region.

The nursing program is approved by the Provincial Government and the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC). At the completion of the program you will be eligible to apply to the CRNBC to write the National Licensure Exam and on successful completion apply for provincial nursing licensure, which is required to practice as a Registered Nurse in BC.

Continue Your Education

The LPN Access to BSN and the RN Access to BSN provide routes by which Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses can continue their education. Both accesses initially introduce students to the concepts and perspectives found in the basic program and are then integrated with the basic program students.