A variety of learning experiences

Bachelor of Nursing – Bachelor of Science

Program Details

Length: 4 years

Total Credits: 147.5

Intake Terms: Fall

Campus: Castlegar

Student Loans: This program is eligible for Student Loans - details here

Credential Received

Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing

Overview

Program Summary

With all four years of classes held at Selkirk College, you will get to study in one of BC’s most beautiful regions and graduate with a University of Victoria Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

Our location supports you to live in a community where the cost of living is lower than most urban centres. You will experience small class sizes, simulation technology, a variety of rural practice placements, and may have international learning opportunities.

Our program is nationally accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and provincially recognized by the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).

Nursing careers are diverse and include practice, education, administration, and research.

After graduation, you will be prepared for entry level practice in a variety of settings and eligible for post-basic nursing specialty programs including: Medical / Surgical, Critical Care, Gerontology, Maternal Child Health, Mental Health, Rural and Remote, and Community Health

Consider Nursing if you are:

  • Caring and compassionate
  • A creative and critical thinker
  • Professional in demeanor and behavior
  • Able to manage time, stress and uncertainty
  • Committed to learning
  • Comfortable with new technology

Graduates are eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examinations, Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) and qualified to pursue graduate education.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program are prepared to meet the entry level professional practice requirements as identified by the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) and undertake the NCLEX-RN exam. As practicing Registered Nurses graduates will:

  • Practice nursing within a framework of promoting health and healing through the integration of the art and science of nursing within a variety of contexts and with diverse client populations.
  • Be accountable practitioners providing care and making decisions based on relationships with others, nursing knowledge, and different ways of knowing.
  • Influence the current reality and future of nursing practice and health care at the economic, political, social, environmental and professional levels by anticipating and responding to the changing needs of society.
  • Be critically reflective, independent and motivated practitioners with an inquiry approach to lifelong learning.
  • Contribute Registered Nurse knowledge and voice to interprofessional and team based collaborations to optimize health outcomes and strengthen health services and systems.

Program Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

B.C. high school graduation and completion of the following BC Provincial Curriculum courses (or equivalents) with minimum marks as indicated:

  • English Studies 12 or equivalent (73%)
  • Biology 12 (73%)
  • Chemistry 11 (67%)
  • Foundations of Math 12 or Pre-Calculus 11 (67%)

Additional Requirements

Individuals applying for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program must apply during the application period; exact dates are posted on the Nursing webpage. To be considered for the program, applicants must meet all prerequisites and submit their completed application and supporting documents by the end of the application period.

Before an application is considered complete, the following must be received by the Admissions Office:

  • Selkirk College Application Form
  • Official transcripts of high school grades (an interim statement of grades is acceptable if applicant is still attending school)
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary education studies in which the applicant has enrolled
  • BC Ministry of Justice Criminal Record Check
  • Applicant Personal Resume
  • College Readiness Tool (CRT) Assessment
  • Computer-based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics (CASPer Test)

Applicants are responsible for registering for the CASPer Test. A limited number of testing dates and times are available. Results are sent directly to the College Admissions Office.

Admission to the BSN program is through a selective admission process. Successful applicants are identified through the combined evaluation of GPA (based on program prerequisites) and a portfolio. The portfolio includes the CASPer screening tool designed to assess non-cognitive personal characteristics. Applicants will be ranked using a metric which incorporates Academic and non-Academic portfolio information.

Written offers will be sent to the highest ranked applicants. Receipt of a $500.00 non-refundable seat deposit by the offer-acceptance deadline is required otherwise the offer will be considered declined.

Once the seats have been filled, a waitlist will be created for the current intake. Applicants on the waitlist will be offered seats which remain or become vacant after the offer-acceptance deadline.

Applicants who are not accepted in to the program will receive notification. Applicants who are not admitted or do not take a seat in a given year are required to reapply to be considered in a subsequent year; waitlists are not carried over.

Program Courses

Term 1

Required courses

BIOL 164Human Anatomy And Physiology I

4.00

ENGL 110English Composition

3.00

NURS 112Professional Practice I: Intro to Profession of Nursing

3.00

NURS 116Health and Healing I: Living Health

6.00

NURS 117Relational Practice I: Self and Others

3.00

NURS 119Nursing Practice I: Intro to Nursing Practice

3.00

Term 2

Required courses

BIOL 165Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4.00

NURS 122Professional Practice II: Intro to Discipline of Nursing

3.00

NURS 126Health and Healing II: Health Indicators

6.00

NURS 129Nursing Practice II: Coming to Know the Client

4.00

NURS 130Consolidated Practice Experience I

5.00

INDG 302Indigenous Health And Healing

3.00

Term 3

Required courses

AHSC 218Health Sciences III: Pathophysiology and Pharmacology

3.00

NURS 216Health & Healing III: Health Challenges/Healing Initiatives

6.00

NURS 217Relational Practice II: Creating Health - Promoting Relationships

3.00

NURS 219Nursing Practice III: Promoting Health & Healing

7.00

Term 4

Required courses

AHSC 228Health Sciences IV: Pathophysiology and Pharmacology

3.00

NURS 222Professional Practice III: Nursing Ethics

3.00

NURS 226Health and Healing IV: Health Challenges/Healing Initiatives

6.00

NURS 229Nursing Practice IV: Promoting Health & Healing

7.00

NURS 230Consolidated Practice Experience II

6.00

Term 5

Required courses

NURS 316Health and Healing V: Complex Health Challenges

6.00

NURS 317Relational Practice III: Connecting Across Differences

3.00

NURS 319Nursing Practice V: Promoting Health and Healing

7.00

Elective Courses

one (1) 100-400 level General Elective course

See the UAS table of available courses.

Term 6

Required courses

NURS 341Professional Practice IV: Nursing Inquiry

1.50

NURS 342Health Healing VI: Global Health Issues

1.50

NURS 350Health & Healing VII: Promoting Community and Societal Health

1.50

NURS 351Nursing Practice VI: Promoting Health of Communities & Society

4.50

NURS 370Consolidated Practice Experience (CPE) III & IV

9.00

NURS 470Consolidated Practice Experience (CPE) III & IV

9.00

Elective Courses

one (1) 100- 400 level General Elective course

See the UAS table of available courses.

Term 7

Required courses

NURS 360Professional Practice VI: Nursing Research

1.50

NURS 430Professional Practice V: Leadership in Nursing

1.50

NURS 431Nursing Practice VII: Engaging in Leadership

1.50

Elective Courses

one (1) 300 or 400 level Nursing course

Term 8

Required courses

NURS 475Consolidated Practice Experience V

4.50

NURS 491Nursing Practice VIII

4.50