The program prepares highly skilled, practice-ready graduates eligible for nurse registration. On completion of the program graduates are eligible to write the Canadian Registered Nurse Exams.

Self-directed learning, small group learning, and problem-based learning help students develop the skills required in the health-care system. The program emphasizes the development of professionalism, communication, professional growth, reasoning and reflection, creative leadership, facilitation skills, and technical skills.

Self-directed learning is a method that encourages students to take charge of their learning by identifying learning needs, implementing strategies to meet these learning needs, and evaluating progress toward learning. These skills prepare students for lifelong learning and professional growth.

Small group learning is an approach in which students work in groups of 4 to 12 people to learn material and discuss course issues. This approach also develops communication and facilitation skills.

Problem-based learning is an approach in which a patient health problem is presented in a scenario. This is a starting point for learning. With the help of a tutor, students work together to acquire the knowledge they need to nurse patients with the health problem. Each course presents two to three scenarios. Each scenario may have several health issues to explore. Problem-based learning has two purposes: the development of a base of knowledge related to the problem and the development of reasoning and problem-solving skills. This learning approach also perfects facilitation skills.

The program offers courses in nursing, basic health sciences, psychology, English, liberal studies, health informatics, health-care management, and nursing specialties. Courses are offered in a variety of formats including lecture, laboratory, small group work, online, paper based distance and clinical experiences. Learning opportunities in hospitals include clinical practice with acutely ill seniors, adults, children, and families. Learning opportunities in community health include clinical practice in public health, homecare and other community health agencies. The clinical practice experience can be during the day, evening or night shifts, including weekends and holidays.

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Nursing Programs in British Columbia

Camosun College
The requirements of today‚??s nurse are that of a committed professional, who is strong academically, and thinks independently. Developing relationships with... More >
College of New Caledonia
Nursing education responds to societal concerns by developing a curriculum that is relevant and considers future trends in health care. Nursing education... More >
College of the Rockies
All Registered Nurses who graduate in British Columbia are required to complete a four-year baccalaureate degree meeting new national and provincial... More >
Douglas College
The health care system is always changing, as are the needs of its diverse clients. With cutting-edge curriculum and facilities, the Douglas College Bachelor... More >
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is to educate nurses to work with individuals, families, groups and communities in a variety... More >
Langara College
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program equips students with the broad base of knowledge and skills necessary to provide professional nursing care... More >
North Island College
Once you complete necessary upgrading and are qualified for the Nursing Program, it is possible to take a total of SIX courses before you begin the Nursing... More >
Northwest Community College
Start your bachelor's degree in nursing at NWCC! The Northern Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing Program (NCBNP) leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing... More >
Okanagan College
The Practical Nursing program prepares graduates to provide care, in partnership with other health professionals, to selected clients in a variety of... More >
Selkirk College
All registered nurses who graduate in British Columbia are now required to complete a four-year baccalaureate degree in order to meet national and provincial... More >
The University of British Columbia
The UBC School of Nursing combines a strong international reputation with award-winning faculty and students and the highest levels excellence in research,... More >
The University of Northern British Columbia
At the University of Northern British Columbia School of Nursing we are actively engaged in preparing excellent nurses who are ready to meet the complex care... More >
The University of the Fraser Valley
The School of Health Sciences currently offers degree, diploma and certificate programs leading to a variety of career options. Programs offered include: the... More >
The University of Victoria
The University of Victoria School of Nursing is a partner in the Collaboration for Academic Education in Nursing (CAEN) in the province of British Columbia... More >
Thompson Rivers University
The TRU School of Nursing offers a variety of basic and continuing nursing education programs. As well, we offer a HSRCA Certificate and a LPN program in... More >
Vancouver Community College
VCC is a leader in training in British Columbians for careers in health and caring for our communities. From early childhood education to nursing, and... More >
Vancouver Island University
The 4-year BSN program at Vancouver Island University is part of a 8-group consortium of nursing schools all sharing the same curriculum. Completion of the... More >