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No. Unsuccessful applicants must reapply the following year.
We receive approximately 500 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.
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), CPR-HCP certification and N95 mask fitting test.
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.
Check UBC Student Services.
A breakdown of estimated program costs (excluding tuition) could be found below:
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
Enrolment Services Professionals (ESP) are here to provide personalized support throughout your time at UBC. If you have questions about the registration process or your student account, contact your Enrolment Services Professional (ESP). ESPs are available to help all UBC students.
All undergraduate students in a degree program at UBC's Vancouver campus have their own dedicated Enrolment Services Professional. Your ESP can help you over the phone, by email, or you can make an appointment to meet with your ESP in person at a time that's convenient for you.
Your ESP will be your go-to person for help with anything from your tuition payment to your application to graduate:
- Tuition and fee collection and inquiries
- Financial assistance and planning
- Registration help
- Support for U-Pass, your medical/dental plan and opting out
- Requests for transcripts, etc.
- Referrals to the right student services and resources across campus
Find your ESP's contact information on the Student Service Centre (SSC) under Personal Info > UBC Contacts.
An immunization review by UBC Student Health Services must be completed before you enter your first clinical practical experience. The following immunizations must be reviewed/updated: Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, Pertussis, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chicken Pox, Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis Screening as well as any health authority mandated seasonal vaccinations.
For more information, please contact Student Health Services who will be happy to advise and update you on any immunization requirements.
Please Note, an incomplete immunization status may prevent a student from attending clinical settings, and may have an impact on their progress in the program.
You are required to have completed a CPR-HCP (Health Care Provider) Level course before you begin your clinical practice experience. CPR-HCP certification is to be renewed every year thereafter. You can take the course through a number of facilities (e.g., adult education at your local School Board, local colleges, St. John’s Ambulance, etc.).
The above companies are recommended but is not at all an inclusive list. Please feel free to enroll in a re-certification CPR-HCP course you in your own community.
As a requirement for practice, each student must be fitted with an N95 respirator prior to the start of practicum. The N95 respirator is a specially fitted mask to be used with Airborne infection control precautions. Fit testing for an N95 mask is to be renewed annually.
Suggested N95 Fit Testing Locations:
EMTEC Environmental Consulting Ltd.,
#121-8680 Cambie Road, Richmond, B.C.
Please click on link below to sign up for session.
Sign up for N95 Mask Fit Testing
The above four companies are recommended but is not an all an inclusive list. Outside the lower mainland you may find N95 Fit testing services for health facilities in your own community. The service you need is N95 respirator fit testing services conducted in accordance with the CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z94.4.02. The masks generally supplied in the relevant clinical placements in the BC Health Authorities include: 3M Aura 1870+ (3M 1870 to be phased out by 2016), 3M 1860, 3M 1860S, Kimberly Clark Regular, Kimberly Clark Small.
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, Connect, and Blackboard Vista.
If you have trouble with your Campus Wide Login account,
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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.
For information on course schedules, registration dates, registration deposits and registration video tutorials please visit: http://students.ubc.ca/enrolment/courses/registration
If you have questions about the registration process or your student account, contact your Enrolment Services Professional (ESP). ESPs are available to help all UBC students.
Please refer to the schedules posted on the School of Nursing website and your course syllabus.
BSN Program dates for Academic Year 2016 – 2017
The BSN Program is off-schedule from the UBC Academic Calendar and below are the dates Enrolment Services has approved for the BSN. These dates include exams, last days for practicum, and remedial learning courses that should fall somewhere into one of those terms. These are also the dates students will be using when reporting their program dates.
Term 1 – 2016 Winter Term 1
- Start: September 6, 2016
- End: December 21, 2016
Term 2 – 2016 Winter Term 2
- Start: March 1st, 2017
- End: April 14, 2017
Term 3 – 2017 Summer (1 & 2)
- Start: April 24, 2017
- End: July 28, 2017
Term 4 – 2016 Winter Term 1
- Start: September 6, 2016
- End: December 21, 2016
Term 5 – 2016 Winter Term 2
- Start: January 3, 2017
- End: April 30, 2017
Print your own from the Grades & Records tab of your SSC account – you can even create a letter for previous years and sessions. Check with the intended recipient to find out if the letter needs to bare the UBC seal – if so, contact your Enrolment Services Professional (ESP) or visit the Information Centre in Brock Hall.
When exam dates become available, information is then posted on the bulletin boards outside the School of Nursing Administration Office and the Student Services Office. Exam dates & locations will also be posted on the "Announcements" tab of the BSN Program Announcements Blog.
As the SoN courses are off cycle from official UBC exam periods, please do not rely on UBC Student Services Center for exam information. Always check your syllabus for correct exam dates.
If you are planning on becoming an ESN once Term 3 has completed, you will be required to request a Letter of Good Standing to include with your Health Authority application.
Once all exams, papers and grades have been submitted, the Progressions Committee Meeting determines whether students are in good standing. If you are planning to apply for an ESN role, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org just prior the completion of Term 3 to request your Letter of Good Standing. The Letters of Good Standing will be sent directly to students via e-mail.
It is recommended that students review the UBC School of Nursing Policy for Students Working as Employed Student Nurses (ESNs), which outlines what is required by the UBC School of Nursing to become an ESN.
There are two gender-inclusive single-stall washrooms located in the UBC Hospital-Koerner Pavillion.
- First one is located on the 3rd Floor - Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy Room# T328
- Second one is located on the main floor near the hospital reception area Room# M104.
For more information please visit the Access & Diversity Webpage
Students completing the bachelor of science in nursing program will be granted:
- Honours standing if they are in the top-ranked 15% of their graduating class and achieve an average of a minimum of 85% in the third and fourth year levels of the program with no failed courses.
- Class 1 Standing is any student over 85% who is not in the top 15% of the graduating class but has achieved 80% GPA or greater.
- Class 2 Standing encompasses those whose graduating GPA is greater than 65% but less than 80%.