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Nursing

Admission Requirements

This program is in high demand and the number of qualified applicants greatly exceeds the number of seats available, and, as such, not all of those meeting minimum requirements can be admitted.

Admission requirements for the nursing program are organized according to your educational background. You may apply using high school-level (including Adult Basic Education) courses, or you may apply using university transfer courses from Camosun and/or another institution.

If you would like to apply to the nursing program with a combination of high school-level and university transfer courses, please contact Admissions for more information about how you can meet the program requirements.

High School and Adult Basic Education Applicants

Admission Requirements

If you are applying using high school-level and/or Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses, you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

For information about applying or admission requirements, please contact Admissions.

New for Fall 2018

BC/Yukon high school students are eligible to apply in their Grade 12 year. GPA will be initially calculated on interim grades to determine provisional qualification.

Note GPA for competitive entry ranking will be calculated on the four Grade 12 courses or ABE alternatives listed below.

Requirement High school courses ABE courses
English 11
one of:
Math 11
one of:
Biology 11
one of:
Chemistry 11
one of:
Social Studies 11
one of:
English 12
one of:
Academic 12
one of:
Biology 12
one of:
Chemistry 12
one of:
Grade 12 Grade 12 graduation or equivalent
English Language Proficiency All students must complete the English Language Proficiency requirement
CRNBC requirements The RSA acknowledgment form must be signed and submitted with the initial transcripts and application. (Acknowledgement of meeting the requirements for registration with the College of Registered Nurses of B.C. (CRNBC) as laid out in the CRNBC document Requisite Skills and Abilities (RSAs)*

Notes

  • The cost of all program admission and participation requirements is the responsibility of the applicant.
  • 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 but will not need to resubmit academic information already provided, unless additional coursework is completed.
  • Applicants who have qualifying courses in progress at the time of application must submit final documentation by the published deadline.

University Transfer Applicants

Admission Requirements

To apply for admission into the nursing program, you must complete at least eight university transfer courses and submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

For information about applying or admission requirements, please contact Admissions.

Note GPA for competitive entry ranking will be calculated on four courses, one from each of the following categories: English, Biology, Chemistry and University Transfer.

Requirement Camosun courses Alternatives
English
one of:
Math
one of:
Biology
one of:
Chemistry
one of:
University Transfer
one of:
Any transferable UT course based on the BC Transfer Guide
English Language Proficiency All students must complete the English Language Proficiency requirement
CRNBC requirements The RSA acknowledgment form must be signed and submitted with the initial transcripts and application. (Acknowledgement of meeting the requirements for registration with the College of Registered Nurses of B.C. (CRNBC) as laid out in the CRNBC document Requisite Skills and Abilities (RSAs)*

Notes

  • The cost of all program admission and participation requirements is the responsibility of the applicant.
  • 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 but will not need to resubmit academic information already provided, unless additional coursework is completed.

Participation requirements

  • Students must provide evidence they do not have active TB. Acceptable evidence is a negative TB skin test or a negative chest x-ray. Evidence must be dated no more than six months before the program start date. Students are responsible for the cost of testing. An additional TB test is required after each possible exposure to TB and/or travel within an area where there is a known prevalence of TB.
  • Students must provide evidence of their immunization status. Students are highly recommended to maintain current immunizations as per the Practice Education Guidelines of B.C. Recommended immunizations are found on the Health Sciences Placement Network of Canada website by searching for immunization guidelines. Failure to comply with immunization guidelines could result in the health care organization or the college barring the individual from the clinical/practicum setting until proof of immunity is provided and/or until a communicable disease outbreak is declared over. This could impact a student’s ability to successfully complete the clinical/practicum placement and/or a clinical/community rotation.
  • Students are required to submit Standard First Aid with CPR-HCP prior to the first semester of the program. The CPR-HCP must be renewed yearly, while in the program.
  • Students are required to have respirator mask “fit-testing” done yearly. Fitting will be completed in the program and you will be responsible for completing this process prior to the first clinical experience and for any associated costs.
  • You must complete a criminal record check (CRC) through Camosun College. You'll be sent instructions about the CRC process that need to be followed. Criminal record checks completed outside of the Camosun process aren't accepted.

Completion requirements

  • Students must complete each course in the program with a C grade minimum, and obtain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (C+) to transfer to the University of Victoria. UVic includes repeated and failed courses in the GPA calculation for all required courses, including the required English and elective courses.
  • The baccalaureate degree must be completed within seven years of commencement of the program.

A Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing is awarded by the University of Victoria upon successful completion of the four-year program. In addition, the NCLEX-RN exam is required for licensing of registered nurses in Canada.

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Application Deadlines

Next intake
September 2018
Application window
September 5, 2017 to December 15, 2017 at 4pm
Documents/Transcripts deadline
February 28, 2018

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

Have you been out of school for a few years?

It is recommended that the high school sciences and math be completed within the last 5 years.

If you have not completed these within the last 5 years, it does not mean that you will not be considered; however, we do recommend that you upgrade and/or retake these high school courses or an alternate course at Camosun.

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