Admission Requirements

UBC Vancouver BSN Eligibility & Program Details

Who can apply? 

  • Only Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents of Canada, and persons with Refugee status in Canada may apply to the program.  
  • Applicants with a completed Bachelors Degree (or equivalent) 
  • Applicants who have completed a minimum of 48 non-nursing undergraduate university credits
  • Kindly check the Admissions Requirement page to get more details on the admissions requirements - Click Here 

Who is ineligible to apply? 

  • Transfer Students from other Nursing Programs 
  • International students (Current Permanent Residents of Canada, and persons with Refugee status in Canada may apply to the program)
  • High School Direct Entry Students: 

Program Overview 

  • Program Start: September 
  • Number of Intakes each year: One (1) 
  • Length: Full-time 20 months
  • Mode of Program Delivery: In-Person
  • Location: UBC Vancouver Point Grey Campus/ Clinical – Metro Vancouver area


What do I need to know? 

  • All UBC-V BSN graduates are eligible to apply for RN registration 
  • Transfer Credits for Nursing Courses are not available.
  • There are no LPN to RN bridging options.
  • If you are an internationally trained nurse, learn more about your options fore registration with BCCNM.
  • Admission deadlines are firm, and extensions normally not granted. 
  • Pre-evaluation of admissions prerequisites is not available. 


Kindly read the Application Instructions page before applying to understand the process and deadlines. BSN Program Application Closing Deadline is December 01, 2023.

Application Steps -

1. Submit a UBC Undergraduate Admissions Application.
2. Supplemental Application - Access the Nursing Supplemental Application via the Applicant Service Centre (after you complete Step 1)
3. Complete an online Casper Test assessment (Casper Test Registration )

More Details on the above Application Steps & Various application Deadlines can be found on the Application Instructions Page 

Attn : If you are currently enrolled in a program at UBC and want to Apply to the BSN program, or if you've been away from UBC and now want to apply for re-admission, you must do so on the UBC Applicant Service Centre. Applicant Service Centre is open and you can submit the application for transfer/re- admission.

To learn more about the specific requirements of the UBC Vancouver BSN Program, please click on the headings below to learn about the requirements.


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