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Yes. To be eligible for admission with advanced standing, applicants must complete an in-depth course(s) in both Human Anatomy and Human Physiology.
The 2020 Winter Session version of UBC BIOL 155 does satisfy the human anatomy and physiology requirement.
However, the previous version of BIOL 155 completed in 2019W and before does not satisfy the human anatomy & physiology requirement.
For Courses that transfer to UBC as BIOL 155 will be considered on an individual basis.
*We will accept UBC BIOL 155 courses completed by the end of April 2013 as meeting the human anatomy and physiology prerequisite. As of May 2013, UBC BIOL 155 will no longer satisfy this requirement.
You will have to submit a PLAR application to have the human anatomy and physiology course(s) reviewed.
Details regarding the PLAR review process and application forms are available at https://nursing.ubc.ca/undergraduate-program/admissions under Human Anatomy and Physiology Prerequisite - PLAR Assessment and Application.
You will be notified by e-mail whether the course meets our requirement.
No, all prerequisites must be completed successfully with final transcripts submitted by early June deadline for acceptance of offers. Interim transcripts for ongoing courses must be submitted by the document deadline of January 31st.
No, students are expected to complete the program on a full-time basis and because of the demands of the accelerated program we advise against part-time work during the program. There is also no opportunity for electives.
For the BSN application, we do not accept official transcripts submitted from individual applicants or third parties. The official transcript must be sent by mail to UBC Enrolment Services directly from the issuing institution.
For more information on how to submit your official transcripts, please refer to UBC Undergraduate Programs and Admissions website.
Students must order their transcripts themselves (the School of Nursing is not permitted to order them on your behalf).
Note for Graduate Students Applying for Funding Competitions:
If you are a graduate student applying for awards & funding competitions, you will need transcripts to show your current registration & courses in progress.
Here's what to do to obtain a copy of what your program has on file for you:
- Check the competition application details to verify if the competition accepts "PDFs of Official Transcripts," PDFs of "UBC Academic History" or "Official UBC Transcripts."
- Student Services can assist you in obtaining PDF copies of your "UBC Academic History" and PDF copies of transcripts you submitted with your application to graduate school at the School of Nursing.
- To request a copy of the UBC Grad & PostDoc Studies (G+PS) verified transcripts you submitted into e-vision at the start of your program, please email Gino Kim, Graduate Programs Officer.
- Gino will retrieve the copies we have on file, and supplement a copy of your Academic History from the UBC Student Information System to show your current enrolment & courses in progress, then email you the package as PDF.
- If the competition requires that you order official transcripts, you'll be required to do that online as per this link from above.
The admission average, supplemental application score and CASPer assessment results will be used in making the final admission decisions. We plan to inform all applicants of their status by the end of April.
We receive approximately 700 applications each year.
The School expects to admit 120 students per year each September.
There is no such thing as an "average student" as we have a wide range of people undertaking the course and welcome all applications. In 2015 the average GPA of those offered a place was around 80% (or 3.7), and students were aged between 19-48 years old, from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, 87.5% were female and about 89% had completed a prior first degree qualification.
No. Unsuccessful applicants must reapply the following year.
Yes. All newly admitted students are required
- to attend the Orientation Session scheduled during the week before the start of classes ;
- to comply with the immunization regulations of the Provincial Health Authorities related to vaccine-preventable communicable diseases;
- to complete a Criminal Record Check (CRC), First Aid/CPR BLS level for Helthcare certification and N95 mask fitting test.
For more information on post-admission requirements, please refer to "Post Admission Program Requirements" section.
To view fees and make payments can be done through your Student Service Centre (SSC) account.
Fees and tuition can be paid with Interac Online, Online Banking and by Cheque. For more information and video tutorials on tuition payments, please visit: http://students.ubc.ca/enrolment/finances/tuition/payment
As UBC Students, students in the School of Nursing have access to a wealth of resources with regards to student awards and financial aid. If you have questions about your tuition, your student account, or information on funding and awards opportunities for all students (graduate and undergraduate) please contact the Enrolment Services Professionals at Brock Hall.
Reference for Undergraduate (BSN) Students: How to Contact Enrolment Services at Brock Hall
Reference for Graduate Students: Email your name, student number, and question to email@example.com
If you are experiencing a financial emergency, Enrolment Services Professionals can help you explore your options and manage your finances.
Should students in the School of Nursing have emergent financial needs beyond what UBC is able to provide assistance with, they should contact their program advisor for more information.
BSN Students - Elisabeth Bailey
MSN & MPH-MSN Students - Maura MacPhee
MN Students - Fairleth Mccuaig
PHD Students - Susan Dahinten
MHLP Students - Jennifer Baumbusch
Student Health Services & Counselling Services have urgent care options for student emergencies.
If you are experiencing an emergency always call 911
Also keep these numbers in mind:
- UBC Mobile First Aid - 604-822-4444
- UBC Campus Security - 604-822-2222
- UBC Hospital Urgent Care - 604-822-7222
- Ambulance - 604-872-5151
- Campus Fire Department - 604-665-6010
- UBC RCMP Detachment - 604-224-1322 (non-emergency only)
Finally, these resources from UBC Student Health are available to students experiencing an after-hours emergency.
Urgent care - Student Health Service reserves several same-day appointments each day for sudden illness and urgent care. The type of cases we see at that time tend to be sudden illnesses that interfere with your ability to function as a student. Please use these times for unexpected illnesses only.
After-hour emergencies - If you are a patient at Student Health Service and you have an urgent concern that cannot wait until the clinic opens, please call 604.822.7121 and ask to speak to the doctor on call.
Counselling Services reserves same day emergency appointments for urgent concerns.
What are urgent concerns? Urgent concerns are problems or issues that must be dealt with immediately, such as imminent safety concerns.
How to access emergency appointments? You can request an emergency appointment by calling Counselling Services reception at 604.822.3811 or visiting the office in person at 1040 Brock Hall.
After-hour emergencies - If you call Counselling Services at 604.822.3811 after hours, you will have the option of being linked to the Vancouver Crisis Line.
In addition to the support services provided to BSN students by the School of Nursing, you also have access to a plethora of resources through UBC Student Services & your Enrolment Services Professional.
Examples of services provided include:
- Counseling Services
- Student Health
- Student Housing
- Awards & Financial Services
- Career Services
- International Student Advising
- Centre for Accessibility - Disability Resource Services
- UBC Rec - Sports & Intramural Activities
- Childcare Services
- Equity & Inclusion Office
- Food Services
- Office of the Ombudsperson for Students
- Alma Matter Society (AMS)
- UBC Library
- UBC Information Technology
It is your responsibility to maintain up-to-date contact information so that the University can contact you with important information and updates. There are several ways to change contact information such email postal addresses, and name changes at the University.
Please go to the CWL Signup to create an account.
CWL Sign Up allows you to create a unique login name and password. You will be required to provide certain information to confirm your identity and create a CWL account. Once your CWL account is created, you will have access to applications that use CWL for authentication, such as the Student Service Centre, Canvas, and Blackboard Vista.
If you have trouble with your Campus Wide Login account,
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The UBC Student Email Service is an optional combination of email aliasing and UBC hosted mailbox. Users of this service can obtain a UBC email address, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note, it is now required that all BSN Students use the UBC provided email service as their primary mode of communication with UBC, the School of Nursing, and the BSN Program. This requirement has been put into place as of August 2014 to comply with requirements placed by the Health Authorities for facilitating clinical practice placements.
The forwarding service is not an option for BSN Students, as built in SPAM filters block group communications through HSPnet & Health Authority sites.
Why do I have to use my UBC Hosted email account for Canvas?
How do I sync my UBC Hosted email with my mobile device?
How can I ‘un-forward’ my email & use the UBC hosted mailbox?
Why do I have to use my UBC hosted email account? Why can’t I forward my email?
Canvas is UBC's primary learning platform for delivering online course content. In Canvas, instructors can share materials (text or multimedia), enable student collaboration and discussion, manage assignments and quizzes, and assign grades. There are variety of ways technology has been integrated including as a primary means of delivering courses and programs (distance learning), to support and enhance face-to-face learning experiences (blended learning) and to support the self-directed and self-regulated learning of students and faculty.
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BSN students are also required to add & make primary their UBC Hosted email on Canvas because in Practice Course Canvas shells, students and instructors often post information about things that are protected by Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).
To update your email on Canvas please:
- Ensure that you have a UBC Hosted mailbox.
- Go to https://canvas.ubc.ca/ & login with your CWL
- Select the "Account" icon on the top left corner of the page.
- From the menu that appears select "Settings"
- Under ways to contact, select add email & add your UBC Hosted email address.
- You will receive an email from Canvas asking you to confirm your email for your account.
- Once you've confirmed your email, please ensure the star that appears next to the email appears next to your UBC Hosted email. This will ensure communications from Canvas are sent to this email.