Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

QUICK FACTS

Credential:
Bachelor's degree

Duration:
Three or four-year program options available

How to apply

Start date:
September, January 

Location:
Chilliwack campus at CEP

Cost:
(Details)

FEATURES:

  • Practicum provides work experience and industry contacts
  • LPN access applicants are admitted into the fast track stream starting in January
  • Program eligible for financial aid

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program offers instruction in nursing, health sciences, social sciences, and research; and an opportunity for advanced focus in a variety of areas.

This program is approved by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia. As a graduate, you are eligible to write the registration examination, NCLEX.

UFV provides course delivery options that are flexible wherever possible and include independent study, lectures, seminars, multimedia approaches, and simulation in labs and tutorials. Clinical experiences occur in hospitals and community agencies with supervised practica, preceptorships, and observational experiences.

UFV’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has implemented a concept-based curriculum aimed to create a learning environment with improved student engagement and increased critical thinking through student-centered activities and strategies. The basic premise of a concept-based curriculum is that the concepts most commonly applied in nursing practice provide the foundation for the program. Therefore, you learn the concepts in depth through exemplars and are able to translate that knowledge into a variety of practice contexts and situations.

View program outline in the UFV Academic Calendar

CAREER EXPECTATIONS

The BSN program is designed to prepare you to become an effective and professional nurse in an evolving health care environment.

Recent health care reforms launched by the provincial government emphasize health promotion, disease prevention, and community-based health care. These changes mean new opportunities for today’s UFV nursing grads, who are recognized as major contributors to health care reform.

As a graduate, you are prepared to practice in hospitals or in the community — and at many different levels.

The First Nations Health Authority promotes opportunities for young, passionate, and educated B.C. First Nations and Aborignial youth. Check out their health careers guidebook for info about specific health careers. 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

View entrance requirements in the UFV Academic Calendar.

Given the competitive entry process, meeting the minimal entrance requirements may not lead to admission into the program. Typically, shortlisted applicants have a mininum of two As and Bs in the required academic courses, as well as volunteer or work experience that sets them apart.

UPGRADING OPTIONS

LPN Access to BSN

UFV recognizes that careers change and evolve and that’s why we introduced the Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Access to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.

This access option allows licensed practical nurses to bridge into the UFV Nursing program and start in the third semester (2nd year) of the BSN program.

Learn more about the LPN access to BSN option

Qualifying Studies

If you have been accepted to Qualifying Studies, you may wish to upgrade your qualifications and begin some academic courses through the Nursing track option.

QUESTIONS?

School of Health Studies
Phone: 604-795-2841
Toll free: 1-888-504-7441 ext. 2817
Fax: 604-858-4773
Email: healthstudies@ufv.ca
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