Bachelor of Science in Nursing‌


QUICK FACTS

Credential:
Bachelor's degree

Duration:
Three or four-year program options available

Format:
Full time

How to apply

Start date:
September, January 

Location:
Chilliwack campus at CEP

Cost:
See link (Details)

FEATURES:

  • There are two streams available

    Four-year
    Three-year fast track * LPN access applicants are admitted into the fast track stream starting in January

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. Graduates will be eligible to write the registration examinations (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 to nursing practice provide the foundation for the program. Students learn the concepts in depth through exemplars and are then able to translate that knowledge into a variety of practice contexts and situations.

CAREER EXPECTATIONS

It's your career, our program is designed to meet your needs and will prepare you for a career in health care.

  • The BSN program is designed to prepare graduates to become effective and professional nurses 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.
  • Graduates will be prepared to practise in hospitals or in the community — and at many different levels. 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Details outlining the entrance requirements can be found in the Academic Calendar.

Please consider the following:

The BSN program has a very large applicant pool. Many more applicants meet the program requirements than can be admitted. In the last 2-3 years, there have been 200 or more applicants eligible for each class.  Given the competitive entry process, meeting the minimal academic requirements is not sufficient to be considered for a program seat. Applicants shortlisted for attendance at the information session and interview in the last two years have had a minimum of two "A"s and two "B"s in the required academic courses. 

The LPN access option to BSN program has a very large applicant pool. Many more applicants meet the program requirements than can be admitted. In the last 2-3 years, there have been 60 or more applicants eligible for each class.  Given the competitive entry process, meeting the minimal academic requirements is not sufficient to be considered for a program seat. Applicants shortlisted for attendance at the information session and interview in the last two years have had a minimum of a  B+ in each of the required academic courses.

UPGRADING OPTIONS

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

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

Learn more about the LPN to BSN access option. 

QUESTIONS?

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