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Nursing: Bachelor of Science Degree (BSN)


Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Program Start Date
    September
  • Campuses
    Interurban

    Resources

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    City of Victoria
  • Length
    2.5 years at Camosun, and final 1.5 years at UVic
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $12,500 (Total)
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $2,400 (Year One)
  • Credential Granted
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • University Course Transfer
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Off-site

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 Camosun's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

This is a competitive entry program. Verify directly with Camosun for yearly application timelines.

Application Fee: $121.44 (Camosun College/University of Victoria BSN Program application fees for both Camosun and UVIC and includes transfer credit assessment for the BSN)

1) Program Admission Requirements

The program is a partnership with the University of Victoria, with a common admission process being established. Application is competitive.

Academic (minimum grade)
Option A. Direct entry from high school

1. High school graduation or equivalent
2. English 12 (73%) or equivalent 
3. English 11 or equivalent 
4. Meet the English Language Proficiency requirement
5. Foundations of Math 11 (73%) or equivalent 
6. Biology 11 (73%) or equivalent
7. Biology 12 (73%) or equivalent
8. Chemistry 11 or equivalent 
9. Chemistry 12 or equivalent 
10. Social Studies 11 or equivalent 
11. Approved academic Grade 12 course 

Note: Information about equivalent Adult Basic Education (ABE) alternatives can be found in the Ministry's adult upgrading website (refer to ABE Articulation Handbook). 

OR

Option B. University transfer

1. High school graduation or equivalent
2. English

One of:

  • both ENGL 103 (B) and ENGL 104 (B)
  • ENGL 142 (B)
  • ENGL 151 (B)
  • ENGL 161 (B)
  • ENGL 164 (B)
  • both ENGL 170 (B) and ENGL 273 (B)
  • ENGL 175 (B)
  • equivalent 

3. Meet the English Language Proficiency requirement
4. Math
One of:

  • MATH 100 (B)
  • MATH 101 (B)
  • MATH 107 (B)
  • MATH 108 (B)
  • MATH 109 (B)
  • STAT 116 (B)
  • STAT 216 (B)
  • STAT 218 (B)
  • equivalent 

5. Biology
One of: 

  • BIOL 103 (B)
  • BIOL 126 (B)
  • equivalent  

6. Chemistry
One of:

  • both CHEM 100 (B) and CHEM 110 (B)
  • both CHEM 100 (B) and CHEM 120 (B)
  • both CHEM 100 (B) and CHEM 121 (B)
  • equivalent 

7. Additional four courses at the post-secondary level that are university transferable


Non-Academic (all applicants) 
1. Complete the Requisite Skills and Abilities (RSA) form - confirming acknowledgement and understanding of the requirements for registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) as laid out in the BCCNP document Requisite Skills and Abilities (RSAs).

2. Upon acceptance into the program and before classes start, you will be required to:

  • submit a negative TB skin test or chest x-ray (no more than six months before the program start date)
  • provide evidence of immunization status. (You are highly recommended to maintain current immunizations as per the Practice Education Guidelines of B.C.)
  • have current Standard First Aid Certification and including the airway management and oxygen therapy courses (BLS add-on courses) prior to the first semester of the program. Currency must be maintained throughout the program
  • have yearly respirator mask "fit-testing" done early (students are responsible for any associated costs);
  • Criminal Record Check (Camosun will send you information on how to complete your Criminal Record Check after you have been accepted to your program.)


Admission Advice
1. This program is in high demand, and admission is competitive. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the Program.

2. GPA for competitive entry ranking will be calculated on the four Grade 12 courses or equivalent ABE alternatives.

3. For students who have studied at another post-secondary institution in BC, you can use BC Transfer Guide to find out course equivalency and transferability.

4. After the January 31 document/transcript deadline, no in-progress course work can be used towards admission requirements (exceptions for current BC/Yukon high school students).

5. There is priority seating in this program for students of Indigenous ancestry.

6. The program will maintain a short waitlist for entry into the same year, pending withdrawals or deferrals. In extenuating circumstances, an invited applicant may apply for a one year deferral. The waitlist will not be retained for future years. Those applicants meeting the academic requirements, but not gaining a seat in the year of application will need to reapply and resubmit academic information already provided.

7. Students in the program will spend 2.5 years at Camosun, which includes 5 academic semesters and 2 spring practicum terms. You'll then move to the University of Victoria to finish up your final 2 semesters and consolidated practice experiences, which takes a total of 1.5 years.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

English proficiency for admission to most programs at Camosun College requires English 12 (C+) or equivalent. 

Students may meet the English proficiency requirement with one or more of the following alternatives.

Assessment

Minimum Result

IELTS (Academic)

6.0 overall (no sub-score less than 6.0)

TOEFL iBT

78 overall (no sub-score less than 19)

Duolingo English Test (DET)*

105 overall*

PTE Academic

54 overall (no sub-score less than 50)

Cambridge Assessment of English: C1 Advanced

174 overall (no sub-score less than 169)

CAEL CE

60 overall (no -sub-score less than 60)

GTEC CBT

1200 overall (minimum sub-score: Reading 325; Writing 270; Speaking 260; Listening 335)


Note(*): Duolingo English Test (DET) score of 105 is for General Admission to most Certificate and Diploma programs, and Bachelor of Business Administration programs (exceptions: Nursing and certain other Health-related programs). Score of 115 is for admission to Post-Degree programs (all majors) and Degree programs offered by Centre for Sport and Exercise Education.

International applicants are encouraged to contact Camosun International to learn about your options towards direct entry into Camosun programs.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Each program has individual admissions requirements. To be considered for admission, you must meet or exceed the requirements for your chosen program. You must also meet the English proficiency requirement at a level suitable for your desired program. Program admission requirements can be found on the 'Admission Info' tab of each program profile in the program search database

 

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Current BC/Yukon high school student can apply for provisional admission between September 15 and May 15; please check here for special high school admission process.

If you are a secondary school graduate or a mature student (19 years or older), you are eligible for general admission to Camosun College and can apply anytime. You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Camosun College within EducationPlannerBC's Search Database)

For more details on admission to Camosun, check here

Out-of-Province

Current BC/Yukon high school student can apply for provisional admission between September 15 and May 15; please check here for special high school admission process.

If you are a secondary school graduate or a mature student (19 years or older), you are eligible for general admission to Camosun College and can apply anytime. You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Camosun College within EducationPlannerBC's Search Database)

For more details on admission to Camosun, check here

BC Transfer Student

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution and wish to gain transfer credit*, please refer to Camosun's Transfer Credit web page. The transfer credit evaluation process involves a form, a fee, and sealed, official transcripts.

Footnote (*): Transfer credit is defined as academic work that is completed at another institution that is formally recognized as being equivalent to a Camosun course.

For students who study at another post-secondary institution in BC, you can use BC Transfer Guide to find out course equivalency and transferability.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution and wish to gain transfer credit*, please refer to Camosun's Transfer Credit web page. The transfer credit evaluation process involves a form, a fee, and sealed, official transcripts.

Footnote (*): Transfer credit is defined as academic work that is completed at another institution that is formally recognized as being equivalent to a Camosun course.

Mature Student

If you are at least 19 years old at the start of your first academic term, you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet the specific admission requirements for your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Camosun College within EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database)

International Student

For complete details on admission to Camosun College as an International Student, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Camosun College may consider granting special admission to underage applicants on an individual basis. For more details, please refer to Camosun's Admission Policy (Section C: Special College Admission Admission).

How to Apply

For details on applying to Camosun College, please check here.

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