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Nursing, eh?
NURSING INFO SESSION
(M. LEE)
GRADE 11/12
OCT. 29, 2012
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Is Nursing Right for You??
Please see handout:
Becoming a Registered Nurse in British
Columbia:
Requisite Skills and Abilities
College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
https://crnbc.ca/Standards/Lists/StandardResources/464requisiteskillsabilities.pdf
NURSING PROFESSIONS IN BC
 Registered Nurses (RN) **our focus today**
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3-4 year degree (depends on the school, the way the program is
structured AND number of credits required beforehand)
 Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN)
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3 year diploma or 4 year degree
 Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
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1-2 year certificate/diploma
 Nurse Practitioner
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Master’s degree (Post RN)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programs
 DIRECT ENTRY
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Admitting students straight out of high school
 POST-SECONDARY CREDIT ENTRY
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Admitting students who have completed certain post-secondary
courses required for entry into the nursing program or a certain
number of post-secondary credits
This seems to be the direction that many schools in the Lower
Mainland are heading…
 BRIDGING ENTRY FOR LPNs
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Licensed Practical Nurses continuing their education to become an
RN
Admission Requirements
 Admission requirements (courses/marks
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required/admission averages) vary from school to school
General admission requirements AND program
admission requirements
Deadlines vary / application timelines vary
Single or multiple intakes (applications vary)
Prepare to apply for MULTIPLE schools
Competitive entry—take best applicants
First qualified, first admitted—meet requirements
then admitted (often there are waitlists)
OTHER REQUIREMENTS (other than grades) need
to be met prior to acceptance / program start
Examples of OTHER REQUIREMENTS
 Attending an info session  Immunization records
 Interview
 Criminal record check
 Letter of introduction /
 Driver’s license
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essay
Letters of
recommendation
Volunteer experience
CPR certification
First Aid certification
 Health assessment
 Respiratory mask fit test
 Non-violent crisis
intervention certification
 Additional requirements
depending on the school
BC BSN Programs (direct from high school)
College of New Caledonia (Prince George)
College of the Rockies (Cranbrook)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Langley)
North Island College (Comox Valley)
Northwest Community College (Terrace)
Selkirk College (Castlegar)
Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops)
UBC Okanagan (Kelowna)
University of the Fraser Valley (Chilliwack)
Vancouver Island University (Nanaimo)
**Schools highlighted in BLUE are located locally**
DIRECT ENTRY PROGRAMS
 Specific high school courses required
 Minimum percentages must be met
 Competitive/selective entry = higher marks than the
minimum required
 First qualified, first admitted = meet requirements
and then admitted (often there are waitlists)
 Entrance requirements/averages are generally lower
outside of the Lower Mainland (higher population
in LM = more competition for spots)
Sample Direct Entry Academic Admission
Requirements
Kwantlen Polytechnic
University (Langley)
 General admission
requirements
(including English Proficiency
Requirement)
 English 12 (minimum B)
College of New Caledonia
(Prince George)
 UNBC admission
requirements
 English 12 (minimum C+)
 Biology 12 (minimum B)
 Biology 12 (minimum B)
 Chemistry 11 (minimum B)
 Pre-calculus 11 or Foundations
of Math 11 (minimum B)
 Chemistry 11 (minimum C+)
 Pre-calculus 11 or
Foundations of Math 11
(minimum C+)
BC BSN Programs (post-secondary entry)
BCIT (Burnaby)
Douglas College (Coquitlam)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Langley)
Langara College (Vancouver)
Vancouver Community College (Vancouver)
UBC Vancouver (3rd year entry)
**Schools highlighted in BLUE are located locally**
Programs That Require Post-Secondary Credits for
Admission
 each program will require that you take certain
courses/minimum # of credits in order to be eligible to apply
for admission
 You will need to enroll in a school that offers the courses
or the equivalent courses required for each program that
you hope to apply for
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Check course transferability using the BC Transfer Guide
(www.bctransferguide.ca)
Ex. Douglas Biology 1103 & 1203 = Kwantlen Biology 1160 & 1260
Speak with program advisors about transferability of courses
Take the courses/course equivalents
Meet / beat the required marks for each course
Complete “other requirements” as needed
Apply for programs when ready
Sample Academic Admission Requirements:
Programs That Require Post-Secondary Credits
Douglas College
(Coquitlam)
Langara College
(Vancouver)
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minimum cumulative GPA of 2.33 on
university-transferable courses
completed a minimum of 15 credit hours
of university-transferable courses (within
the three semesters immediately
preceding application)
complete the following 5 courses with a
minimum grade of C+ in each course.
These courses can be counted towards the
15 credit hours in requirement 2 above
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English 1127 or 1128
Biology 1190**
Statistics 1124
two university-transferable courses
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Completion of 30 university transfer credits (min
C+ in each course)
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Biology 1103
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Biology 1203
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Biology 2401
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Biology 2200
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English 1130
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English Elective
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Math 1160 OR Psyc 2300
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Any Social Sciences university transfer course
(recommended: philosophy, psychology, sociology,
anthropology, women’s studies)
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2 university transfer elective courses
Other BSN Programs in BC
Camosun College (Victoria)
 Program admission under review; update Dec. 2012
Trinity Western University (Langley) (private)
 Direct entry from high school
 Private Institution = higher tuition ($715 /credit)
UNBC and UVic
 3rd and 4th year of Nursing programs; entry via
affiliated college programs
BSN Programs OUTSIDE of BC
Alberta
 Grande Prairie Regional
College
 Grant MacEwan University
 Keyano College
 Lethbridge College
 Medicine Hat College
 Mount Royal University
 Red Deer College
 University of Alberta
 University of Calgary
 University of Lethbridge
Saskatchewan
 First Nations University of
Canada
 SIAST
 University of Saskatchewan
Manitoba
New Brunswick
 Brandon University
 University of New Brunswick
 Red River College
 University College of the North Nova Scotia
 University of Manitoba
 Cape Breton University
Ontario
 Dalhousie University
 32 different institutions
 St. Francis Xavier University
offering undergraduate nursing
programs!!
PEI
Quebec
 University of PEI
 McGill
 Other schools offer programs
Northwest Territories
taught in French
 Aurora College
Newfoundland & Labrador
 Centre for Nursing Studies
 Memorial University of
Newfoundland
Nunavut
 Nunavut Arctic College
REQUIREMENTS! REQUIREMENTS!
 Not meeting requirements = you won’t qualify at this
time—no exceptions! (missing course, unsatisfactory
grades, missing certification etc)
 Minimum may not be enough…(competition, space
etc)
 It is YOUR responsibility to check the requirements!
 Check out school websites / viewbooks
 Attend program info sessions
 Speak with Program Advisors (in person, phone, email, chat)
A Sample of Direct Entry Admission Averages
(last year)
 Average is calculated on the required courses
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Kwantlen: approximately 93%
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UBC Okanagan: mid to high 80s
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College of New Caledonia (PG): approximiately 76% and above
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University of Alberta: 80% (early admission avg for Sept 2013)
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University of Calgary: 78%
Do you REALLY want to become a nurse?
 Educate yourself!
 Be realisitic!
 Talk to professionals!
SOME Other Health Related Careers /
Programs
Kwantlen
Health Unit Coordinator
Health Care Assistant
BCIT
Cardiology Technology
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography
Electroneurophysiology
Douglas
Environmental Health (Public
Dental Assisting
Health Care Support Worker Heath Inspection)
Food Safety
Health Information
Food Technology
Management
Medical Laboratory Science
Therapeutic Recreation
Medical Office Assistant
Medical Radiography
Langara
Nuclear Medicine
Dietetics
Occupational Health and
Health Sciences
Safety
Human Kinetics
Prosthetics and Orthotics
Leisure Studies
Radiation Therapy
Recreation Leadership
Recreation Management
VCC
Dental Assisting
Dental Hygiene
Dental Reception Coordinator
Dental Technology
Denturist
Health Care Assistant
Medical Lab Assistant
Medical Offices Assistant
Medical Transcriptionist
Nursing Unit Clerk
Occupational/Physical
Therapist Assistant
Pharmacy Technician
Renal Dialysis Technician
Certificate
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Upcoming Events
 BCIT Nursing Info Session: TODAY 6-8pm @BCIT
 Kwantlen Applications OPEN November 1st! APPLY!
 Kwantlen Drop In Advising: Tues/Thurs 1-4pm
 Nov. 6th: Langara Nursing Info Session
 Wed. Nov. 14th: PM Scholarship Evening
 November 15th: Kwantlen Psychiatric Nursing Info
Session
 Nov. 13th & Dec. 4th: Douglas Nursing Info Session
Links to BC Nursing Program Websites
BCIT (Burnaby)
Camosun College (Victoria)
http://www.bcit.ca/study/programs/8870bsn
http://camosun.ca/learn/programs/nurse/
College of New Caledonia (Prince George) http://www.cnc.bc.ca/CNC_Programs/Nursing_BA.htm
College of the Rockies (Cranbrook) http://www.cotr.bc.ca/regnurse/
Douglas College (Coquitlam)
http://www.douglas.bc.ca/programs/nursing.html
Kwantlen (Langley)
http://www.kwantlen.ca/calendar/2012-13/health/nursing-deg.html
Langara College (Vancouver)
http://www.langara.bc.ca/programs-and-courses/programs/nursing/index.html
North Island College (Comox Valley) http://www.nic.bc.ca/program/bachelor_of_science_in_nursing
North West Community College (Terrace) http://www.nwcc.bc.ca/Programs/BOSN.cfm?Program=BOSN
Selkirk college (Castlegar)
http://selkirk.ca/programs/hhs/health/nursing/
Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops)
http://www.tru.ca/nursing.html
Trinity Western (Langley)
https://twu.ca/academics/nursing/
UBC Okanagan (Kelowna)
http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/nursing/welcome.html
UNBC (Prince George)
http://www.unbc.ca/nursing/programs/undergraduate/index.html
UFV (Chilliwack)
http://www.ufv.ca/health/programs/bachelor_of_science_in_nursing_degree.htm
UVic (Victoria)
http://www.uvic.ca/hsd/nursing/prospective/undergraduate/oncampus/index.php
VCC (Vancouver)
http://www.vcc.ca/programs-courses/detail.cfm?div_id=6&prog_id=220
VIU (Nanaimo)
http://www.viu.ca/calendar/UniversityDegreeCompletion/bscnursing.asp
UBC Vancouver
http://www.nursing.ubc.ca/Undergrad/ProspectiveStudents.aspx
Listing of LPN (private & public)
Programs in BC:
https://www.clpnbc.org/Practice-Support-Learning/Education/CLPNBC-Recognized-PN-Programs.aspx
Useful Websites
 Career Cruising: www.careercruising.com
 Login: pmss Password: careers
 Search for programs at schools across Canada
 Detailed career information
 BC Transfer Guide: www.bctransferguide.ca
 Check for transferable courses between institutions
 Student Aid BC: https://www.aved.gov.bc.ca/studentaidbc/
 Information on financing your post secondary education
Questions??

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