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Nursing: Bachelor of Science Degree (BSN) (Bridge from Camosun)


Intake
  • Spring

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Program Start Date
    January (3rd- and 4th-year entry to UVic); September (1st-year entry to Aurora College, Camosun, COTR, or Selkirk)
  • Campuses
    Victoria

    Resources

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    City of Victoria
  • Length
    2 years (third and fourth year at UVic)
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $7,000 (Year One)
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $2,000 (Year One)
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Off-site

    Victoria Campus (UVic); Castlegar Campus (Selkirk College); Yellowknife Campus (Aurora College)

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 UVic's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

UVIC offers the final continuous terms of third and fourth year of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program on-campus for students continuing from college partner sites Aurora CollegeCamosun CollegeCollege of the Rockies and Selkirk College.


There is one entry point (January) for the BSN Partnership Program. The application deadline is 4:00 pm on September 30 for January entry to UVIC. Late or incomplete application packages will not be considered.

The above noted application process is specific to students who are presently completing the college portion of the BSN program.

Students looking to apply to a college partner site would do so directly through the college partner site.

Application Fee: $81 (if all all transcripts come from institutions within Canada); or $142 (If any transcripts come from institutions outside of Canada)

1) Program Admission Requirements

UVic offers the final continuous terms of third and fourth year of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program on-campus for students continuing from college partner sites Aurora CollegeCamosun CollegeCollege of the Rockies and Selkirk College.

Academic (minimum grade)

Option A. Study at Camosun College (UVIC Nursing Partnership Program)

  • Students admitted into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Camosun College will spend 2.5 years at Camosun College (which includes 5 academic semesters and 2 practicum terms), and then move to UVIC for completing the final 1.5 years of the BSN program (which includes 2 semesters and consolidated practice experiences)
  • To apply to the BSN program at Camosun, you must have Canadian citizenship or permanent residency and be one of the following:

    • a current high school student in BC or Yukon
    • a high school graduate
    • a college or university student.

Or

Option B. Study at the college (university transfer program)

  • Students who start the nursing program at Aurora College, Selkirk College or College of the Rockies will study at one of these colleges for 2.5 years and apply to UVIC for the final 1.5 years of UVIC's BSN program* (which includes final continuous terms of third- and fourth-year UVIC courses at their respective college campuses).
  • As you progress through the program, your college will prepare you to meet our admission requirements and guide you through the process of transferring to UVIC.

Note (*): In the final 1.5 years of the program, students in the Program will become University of Victoria students, while staying on site at the College to complete remaining undergraduate degree requirements of UVic.

Non-Academic (for students continuing to UVic)

1. School of Nursing application form

2. New original copy of municipal / RCMP criminal record check

3. Photocopy of your current basic life support certificate (level C or higher) 

4. Evidence of a personal respirator quantitative fit-test before attending any practice placement


Admission Advice

1. High school graduates should visit the respective college websites to learn more about year-one admission requirements and how to apply. 

2. It is recommended that you provide evidence of complete current immunizations on admission to the program. You must also keep your immunizations updated and provide documentation to practice agencies when required.

3. The School of Nursing does not accept applications from students attending post-secondary institutions outside the College-University Transfer.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

Summary

One of the following (minimum scores):

  • Four years of full-time academic studies or completion of a degree program at a recognized institution in which the primary language of instruction is English (click here for a list of countries) 
  • 86% the BC Provincial English 12 Examination within the last three years prior to admission 
  • 86% on Grade 12 English or its equivalent in Canada within the last three years prior to admission
  • A score of 4 on the Advanced Placement Exam in English Language and Composition
  • A score of 4 on IB Higher Level English
  • 1.5 units of transferable university-level English courses
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) = score of 70 overall, with no section less than 60
  • IELTS = score of 6.5 overall, with no component less than 6.0
  • LPI (Language Proficiency Index) = Level 6
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) = score of 90
  • TOEFL iBT = score of 90 with no section less than 20
  • TOEFL paper-based = 575 
  • completion of UVic's University Admission Preparation (UAP) program, with a score of 80% or higher
  • completion of UVic;s University Admission Preparation: Advanced English and Canadian Studies program, with at least 80% in English and at least 60% in Canadian Studies
  • completion of UVic's University Pathways Program for International Students (a specialized first-year university program that combines academic Enlish and UVic credit courses)

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

For students directly entering an undergraduate program after high school, admission is based on four academic courses.

You must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Undergraduate Program Search Database for UVic.

You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Undergraduate Program Search Database for UVic.

Information on admission requirements for high school students are available at the Canadian High School Applicants page.

Out-of-Province

You must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Undergraduate Program Search Database for UVic.

Information on admission requirements for high school students are available at the Canadian High School Applicants page.

BC Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your program at UVic. Please refer to UVic'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.

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 UVic. Please refer to UVic's Transfer Credit web page.


Mature Student

Discovery Studies
Discovery studies allows students to develop skills by taking a university course or two without needing to complete a whole degree. As a discovery student, you can register in up to three units of courses per term (that is two classes). You must:

  • be 21 years old before the first day of class
  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • provide a letter of introduction describing why you want to take courses and your ability to succeed
  • meet UVic's English language proficiency requirements
  • not have been a UVic student before or been refused admission in the past
  • not have been required to withdraw from any post-secondary institution in the previous three years

Special Access Program
If you haven’t studied at UVic before and are over 23 years old, you can apply to UVic's special access program. It’s for BC residents whose academic achievements have been significantly and adversely affected by health, disability, family circumstances or similar responsibilities. 

Special access applicants must:

  • be at least 23 years of age on the first day of classes
  • be a first-time student at UVic
  • be a BC resident
  • meet all prerequisites for your intended faculty or program
For detailed info, verify directly with UVic

International Student

Information for international student applicants can be found here

 

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Students who may not qualify under the regular categories of admission can learn more about UVIC's Other Applicant Categories.

Alternate application categories include the following at UVic:

  • Accelerated entry program for high school students (to enroll in post-secondary level courses at UVic while attending high school)
  • Indigenous students
  • Visiting students
  • Adult Learners  

 

How to Apply

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.