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Nursing: Bachelor of Science Degree (BScN)


Intake
  • Fall

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

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  • Length
    4 years
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $5,600 (Year One)
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1,000-$2,000 (Year One)
  • Credential Granted
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • University Course Transfer
  • Learning Method Options
    Face-to-Face

    This program is offered at Kamloops and Williams Lake. Note: TRU Williams Lake campus offers the BScN program Year 1 and 2 only, as Year 3 and 4 are then completed in Kamloops.

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 TRU's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

The application deadline is January.

Applications are accepted for the following year’s September intake between October and January. The supporting document deadline, (including high school transcripts, post-secondary transcripts, and the Letter of Introduction), is the same date as the application deadline or within 10 days of submission of the application or whichever is later.

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with the institution for specifc dates.

TRU School of Nursing is currently undergoing work to revise admissions processes and criteria for the Bachelor of Nursing program. These changes are expected to come into effect for the Fall of 2023 intake. Please check back regularly on TRU's program website for updates.

Application Fee: $31.64 (domestic); $100 (international)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Option A: High school applicants
1. One of:

  • Students who have graduated high school or who present university preparatory (UPrep) or adult basic education (ABE) coursework. A blend of UPrep/ABE and high school courses may be considered.
  • Students with up to 9 credits of post-secondary coursework. GPA from these courses will not apply.
Academic (minimum grade)
1. Grade 12 or mature student status or equivalent
2. English 12 (73% or equivalent)
3. Math 12 course (73% or equivalent)
4. Anatomy & Physiology 12 (73% or equivalent)
5. Chemistry 11 (73% (or equivalent)
6. One other Grade 11 or 12 level Science (73% or equivalent)

Note: A GPA will be generated using the 5 courses above for admission consideration and ranking.

 
OR 

Option B: Post-secondary applicants (Students with 12 credits or more of post-secondary coursework (by the application deadline))

Academic (minimum grade)
1. Grade 12 (or equivalent) or mature student status
2. Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 30 credits
3. Completion of the following 12 credits:

  • English 1000 level or higher with a C+ minimum
  • Biology 1000 level or higher with a C+ minimum
  • Social Science 1000 or higher with C+ minimum
  • Math/Science 1000 or higher with a C+ minimum

Note: Applicants in this category must have the 4 post-secondary courses noted above. A GPA will be generated for post-secondary coursework. If an applicant has more than 30 credits, the most recent 30 credits will be used for GPA consideration and ranking.

 

Non-academic
1. Situational Judgement Test: CASPer- Applicants will be required to complete an online situational judgement test, which assesses for non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics that we believe are important for successful students and graduates of our program and will complement the other tools that we use for applicant screening.

 

Admission Advice
1. Entry to this program is very competitive. A selective admission process is used to determine admission.

2. There is one intake starting each September for 80 students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) programs. Students are expected to submit only one TRU application for the BScN admission either to Kamloops campus or the Williams Lake campus:

  • Kamloops campus: The BScN program is offered on the Kamloops campus yearly every September
  • Williams Lake campus: Williams Lake offers the first two years of the BScN program. Students then transfer to the Kamloops campus to complete the third and fourth years of the BScN in Kamloops.

 


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

If your first language is not English and wish to enter academic programs without attending ESL courses, you must provide one of the following (minimum scores):

  • TOEFL iBT = score of 88 overall, with no section below 20
  • TOEFL paper-based = 570 overall, with a 4.5 on the TWE (Test of Written English)
  • TOEFL computer based = 230 overall, with 4.5 on Essay
  • IELTS = score of 6.5, with no bands below 6.0
  • MELAB = score of 81
  • CanTEST = score of 4.5 with no component below 4.0
  • CAEL = score of 70, with no subset below 60
  • Duolingo = score of 110 (accepted on a temporary basis, applicable to applications received before August 31, 2022)

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General Admission Requirements (All Students)

TRU programs generally require BC high school graduation or equivalent. Exceptions to this requirement are shown in the program admission requirements.

You may have the equivalent of BC high school graduation if you have completed:

  • the BC Adult Graduation (Adult Dogwood) diploma, or
  • the General Education Diploma (GED)
The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for TRU-Campus.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the program-specific admission requirements of your intended program. To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Business/Arts/Science degree program, you will need to have completed BC Grade 12 (or equivalent).

The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for TRU-Campus.

 

Out-of-Province

You must meet the program-specific admission requirements of your intended program. To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Business/Arts/Science degree program, you will need to have completed BC Grade 12 (or equivalent).

The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for TRU-Campus.

 

BC Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your program at TRU-Campus. Please refer to TRU's Transfer Credit web page. The BC Transfer Guide allows you to check on the transferability of your courses taken at another BC post-secondary institution.

Once you apply to TRU, and submit your official transcripts, you will be automatically assessed for transfer credit.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your program at TRU-Campus. Please refer to TRU's Transfer Credit web page. Once you apply to TRU, and submit your official transcripts, you will be automatically assessed for transfer credit.

Mature Student

For admission purpose, mature students are defined as any applicant of at least 19 years of age who has not graduated from high school. Students classified as mature may have the grade-level admission requirement waived, for example grade 11, grade 12, etc., but they are still required to meet a program’s other admission requirements and all course pre-requisites.

The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for TRU-Campus.

 

International Student

For details on International Student Admission, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

TRU may establish categories for Special Admission where it is considered that previous training and/or work experience is adequate to provide a potential for success in the program. Applicants may possibly earn academic credits for life and work experience learning through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). Please contact a TRU academic advisor for more details.

How to Apply

Click here for details on how to apply for admission to TRU. 

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