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Year 1

Getting started

The focus of year one is on the role of the registered nurse, including promoting health and wellbeing, as a professional; becoming self-aware as a practicing nurse; nursing assessment; basic nursing care; and growth and development in the context of family. You will participate in related courses, in addition to English and Anatomy and Physiology.

Year 1

Effective Date: September 2017

Academic Term 1

  Course Course Name Credits
Total Credits 20
All of BIOL 152 Anatomy & Physiology 1 4
ENGL 151 Academic Writing Strategies See Note 1 3
NURS 110 The Profession of Nursing 3
NURS 132 Nursing and Health: Promoting Health and Wellbeing 3
NURS 142 Foundational Nursing Skills and Assessment 2
NURS 160 Nursing as a Caring Relational Practice 3
NURS 180 Nurses Promoting Health in Practice 2

Academic Term 2

  Course Course Name Credits
Total Credits 18
All of BIOL 153 Anatomy and Physiology 2 4
NURS 111 Discipline of Nursing & Nursing Knowledge 3
NURS 133 Promoting Health Across the Lifespan 3
NURS 143 Holistic Nursing Assessment and Skills 2
NURS 181 Health Promoting Practice Across the Lifespan 3
One of Elective See Note 2 3

Practicum 1

  Course Course Name Credits
Total Credits 3
  NURS 190 Consolidated Practice Experience 1 3


  1. Students may use ENGL 161, ENGL 163, or ENGL 164 in lieu of ENGL 151 toward program completion.
  2. Four electives are required to complete the BSN Program. Students are advised to discuss their elective choices with an Academic Advisor to determine courses to further their Nursing career interests or to support their academic success.
    • Electives may be designated Nursing or Non-Nursing
    • At least one fourth year Nursing elective is required for BSN graduation, and it must be taken at the University of Victoria.
    • At least two electives (Nursing or Non-Nursing) must be completed by the end of Academic Term 5 in order to progress to Academic Term 6 at UVic.
    • All courses (Nursing or Non-Nursing) used toward fulfilling the elective requirement must be designated university transferable and may be at a 100 level or higher.
    • BIOL 103, BIOL 150, BIOL 151, BIOL 143, BIOL 144, HLTH 110, PNUR 101, and PSYC 154 are not accepted as non-nursing electives. This does not constitute a complete list of unacceptable courses; additional courses may be subsequently identified.
    • One additional elective may be completed prior to entry to Year 3 at UVic.
    • Students considering transfer to a collaborative BC college or university should consider an additional English elective which may be necessary in order to meet graduating requirements of that institution. Consult that institution's calendar for program requirements.
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