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Applications now open for VCC nursing programs

Posted on April 19, 2021

Nursing student with IV and patient

British Columbia needs health care professionals. Over the next ten years, WorkBC estimates there will be a need for over 19,000 registered nurses, 17,000 health care assistants, and 4,200 licensed practical nurses in the province.

In response to this need, Vancouver Community College’s (VCC) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program has now streamlined its application process to eliminate the need for waitlists.

In line with other B.C. institutions, VCC’s new BScN application cycle will reset yearly and no longer place applicants on a waitlist for future intakes. After a given year’s cohort is filled, any students not admitted will be required to reapply the following year.

This change will also provide our future health care professionals the flexibility to apply to other nursing programs or enter related VCC health care or bridging programs instead of waiting in academic limbo.

Applications for VCC’s Bachelor of Nursing program are now being accepted for the September 2021 intake. Application deadline is May 31, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Start your health sciences career now

There are countless options for those interested in a health care career. See the full list of VCC health sciences programs currently accepting applications:


Health Unit Coordinator
September 2021 - Currently filling

Medical Office Assistant
September 2021 - Currently filling

Medical Transcriptionist
September 2021 - Currently filling

Office Administration: Medical Office Skills (Continuing Studies)
May 2021 - Registering now
September 2021 - Registering now


Acute Care for Health Care Assistants
October 2021 - Currently filling

Health Care Assistant
May 2021 - Currently filling
September 2021 - Currently filling 

Health Care Assistant – ESL
September 2021 - Currently filling

Medical Device Reprocessing Technician (Continuing Studies)
May 2021 - Registering now
September 2021 - Registering now

Medical Laboratory Assistant
May 2021 - Limited space left
September 2021 - Currently filling

Occupational/Physical Therapist Assistant (Rehab Assistant)
September 2021 - Currently filling

Pharmacy Technician
September 2021 - Currently filling


Practical NursingSeptember 2021 - Currently filling

Access to Practical Nursing
September 2022 - Next intake

Nursing (BScN)
September 2021 - Currently filling (deadline May 31, 2021)

Nursing (BScN) Advanced Entry
August 2021 - Full

Information is current as of April 19, 2021. Apply now to secure your seat in these popular programs.