Graduates of the program are eligible to write the national registration exams, and to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse in BC. Registration through the College of Registered Nurses of BC is required before employment as a Registered Nurse in BC.
See the College of Registered Nurses website for more information on skills required to be a nurse.
|Start||Length||Credentials||Campus||Part- or Full-time|
|January||2 Years||Bachelor Degree||Broadway||Full-time|
This program is offered on a full-time basis. Each term must be successfully completed before the next one can be attempted. A major emphasis of this program is active student participation. Throughout the program faculty will encourage students to become increasingly more self-directed and responsible for their own learning. Students are expected to come to class well prepared for active participation in classroom and clinical activities.
All courses are presented in the form of learning packages. Learning activities guide the student through each package/module. The teacher acts as facilitator and expert to promote an environment conducive for learning through activities, such as guided discussion, debate, audio-visual presentation, and skill building exercises.
The clinical component of the courses provides the learner with the opportunity to integrate practice and theory in a safe and caring way. This clinical practice encompasses a variety of supportive and healing measures.
Year 3 (Term 5) focuses on individuals and families experiencing mental health transitions within residential and community settings.
Year 3 (Term 6) focuses on care of the individual and family who experience major disruptions to health and healing and require support in an acute care setting with follow-up in the community and home care.
Year 4 (Term 7) focuses on the health of populations as measured by the health status indicators and as influenced by social, political and physical environments, personal health practices, individual capacity and coping skills, human biology, early childhood development and accessibility of health services.
Year 4 (Term 8) is an extended consolidation of clinical practice at diverse sites.
Classes are generally held 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday. Practicums are 2 days a week, weekdays or weekends, from 6:30 am - 1:30 pm, or 6:30 am - 3:30 pm, or 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm (class times are subject to change).
VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.
Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.
Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.Year 3 Admission Requirements
All requests for transfer credits or course exemptions for all courses in the program must be submitted with application to the program. Click here for Request for Transfer Credit (PDF) form.
Seats are offered to applicants who have met all admission requirements, on a first-qualified, first-served basis
*Post-secondary transcripts must be official. Photocopies or faxed transcripts will not be accepted. If you have foreign documents, your documents must be evaluated by the International Credential Evaluation Service. For an evaluation application and current fee information, email ICES or call toll free 1.866.434.9197.
Fees and Other costs
|Student Union Fee||$ 147|
|College Initiative Fee||$ 163|
|Student Union Health Plan Fee||$ 219|
|Student Union Dental Plan Fee||$ 219|
|U-Pass Fee||$ 711|
|Other Costs|| $ 21 - Graduation Fee
$ 181 - Campus Resource Fee
$ 139 - Material Fee
$ 85 - Lab Kit
Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (advanced entry) is a full-time program that prepares graduates for work as registered nurses.
Come to information session to learn about transition courses from LPN studies to the degree program.
Join us at VCC's Broadway campus, 1155 East Broadway, across from VCC/Clark SkyTrain station.
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|Introduction to Statistics (MATH 1111)||3.0 credits||course outline|
|Collaboration Mental Health (NURS 3161)||3.0 credits|
|Pathophysiology Mental Health (NURS 3162)||3.0 credits|
|Situational Transitions (NURS 3163)||3.0 credits|
|Clinical Mental Health (NURS 3164)||3.0 credits|
|Nursing Research (NURS 3265)||3.0 credits|
|Pathophysiology Complex Illness (NURS 3262)||2.0 credits|
|Multiple Transitions (NURS 3263)||2.0 credits|
|Nursing Clinical Practice 6 (NURS 3264)||9.0 credits|
|Focused Practice Preparation (NURS 3266)||2.0 credits|
|Clinical Consolidation 3 (NURS 3370)||6.0 credits|
|Community Health (NURS 4163)||3.0 credits|
|Community Health Clinical (NURS 4164)||3.0 credits|
|Canadian Health Care System (NURS 4166)||2.0 credits|
|Ethics in Health Care (NURS 4168)||2.0 credits|
|Health Law (NURS 4169)||2.0 credits|
|Non-Nursing Elective (NURS ELEC)||3.0 credits|
|Nursing Leadership (NURS 4261)||3.0 credits|
|Focused Preceptorship (NURS 4264)||12.0 credits|