What will I learn?

The program is recognized by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).

The purpose of the program is to educate nurses to work with individuals, families, groups and communities from a health promotion perspective and with an ethic of caring.

The program will assist students to develop sensitivity to people's experiences with health and healing across the lifespan in a variety of settings. Students will learn to work as partners with clients and with other health care providers. Through their understanding of and participation in the changing health care system, graduates will be active participants in creating health for all.

Students complete the Health Foundations Certificate and six (6) additional academic semesters. Graduates will be eligible to apply to write national examinations to obtain registration to practice as registered nurses in British Columbia.

The curriculum of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is based on the concepts of caring and health promotion and has been developed in consultation with nursing practitioners, theorists, professional associations, and various government ministries. The program includes non-nursing courses that complement nursing theory and practice. The curriculum considers the changing health care needs of our society.

A health promotion and constructivist perspective has been used to organize the curriculum. Pedagogy and teaching methodologies encourage the development of critical thinking and the discovery of personal meaning. There is an emphasis on practice experiences as the foundation of nursing and the recognition that nurses' work requires thoughtful, reflective action.

Declaration Requirements

Students intending to graduate with this Faculty of Health degree must declare the credential. At the time of declaration, the student must satisfy all of the following requirements:

In good academic standing with the University

Completion of the Certificate in Health Foundations with a minimum GPA of 2.33 and no grade lower than C.

Completion of a minimum of 30 hours of volunteer work with adults or children, evidenced by a written reference reflecting the length and nature of the experience.

If spaces are oversubscribed, admittance to Year 2 will be based on GPA from the Certificate in Health Foundations. Upon being offered admittance to Year 2 students will be required to submit documentation of the following before their declaration is granted:

Canadian CPR Health Care Provider (Note: CPR certification must remain current throughout the program.)

Current Standard First Aid Certificate

An acceptable Criminal Record Check through the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General's Criminal Records Review Program within 6 months prior to the start of the program.

Applicants who have lived outside of Canada as an adult are required to secure a Criminal Record Search with the Vulnerable Sector from their country of origin.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health

Study options

Full Time (Minimum Credits required: 125)

Tuition fees
CAD$20,563.43 (US$ 15,534) per year
CAN $82,253.75 for the entire course
Application deadline

Expected August 2020

Start date

Expected September 2020

Venue

KPU Langley Campus

20901 Langley Bypass,

LANGLEY,

British Columbia (BC),

V3A 8G9, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): Score of 70 or higher with no sub score less than 60, taken within the last two years; Pearson Test of English (PTE): Score of 61 or higher, taken within the last two years; Language Proficiency Index (LPI): Level 5 with an essay score of 30 or higher, taken within the last two years.

For international students

High School: A graduate of a BC secondary school or an equivalent school system.

KPU English Placement Test (EPT) with placement into ENGL 1100

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Test: overall band of 6.5 or higher, with a minimum 6.0 in each band, taken within the last two years from the term of admission

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): iBT 88 or higher, with no sub score less than 20, taken within the last two years from the term of admission

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): Score of 70 or higher with no sub score less than 60, taken within the last two years from the term of admission

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Score of 61 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission

Language Proficiency Index (LPI): Level 5 with an essay score of 30 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission

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