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Degree Requirements

English Requirements

To qualify for the B.S.N., all students must have a minimum of 3 credits in English. Exceptionally, this English prerequisite may be waived for students who have completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited university (where English was the main language of instruction during that degree).

Regulations and Requirements for students

Third & Fourth Year Courses

Term 1
NURS 3003
NURS 3303
NURS 3102
NURS 3212
NURS 3604
NURS 3523
Terms 2, 3, 4 
NURS 3532
NURS 3313
NURS 3543
NURS 3221
NURS 3513
NURS 3033
NURS 3442
NURS 3013
NURS 3232
NURS 3633
NURS 3653
NURS 3503
NURS 3623
NURS 3453
NURS 3463
NURS 4011
NURS 3663
NURS 3617
Term 5 
NURS 4302
NURS 4021
NURS 42710
Total Credits (Years 3 & 4)81
Total Program Credits129


The minimum passing grade for nursing theory courses is 60%. The minimum cumulative grade average to continue in the program is 65%.

Clinical nursing and laboratory courses are marked on a Pass/Fail basis. A clinical course must be passed in order to progress to a subsequent clinical course. A failure in a laboratory course may require withdrawal from a clinical course.

Supplemental examinations are not offered.

Students who do not achieve the minimum grade average for promotion or who fail a clinical course will normally be required to discontinue study in the School for at least one year.

Although satisfactory academic performance is a prerequisite to advancement, it is not the sole criterion in the consideration of the suitability of a student for promotion or graduation. The School reserves the right to require a student to withdraw from the School if considered to be unsuited to proceed with the study or practice of nursing.

Interprofessional Education

In order to graduate and to meet the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) requirements for Interprofessional Practice competencies, and as required as B.S.N program approval from the regulatory body, students must complete the interprofessional education requirements of the program. Students are required to participate in and complete a minimum series of learning activities determined by the School of Nursing in collaboration with UBC Health, and offered as an integrated interprofessional curriculum. 

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