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RN Access Program - Degree Requirements

Graduation Requirements

At least 30 credits of studies must be completed at the 300 and 400 level. A minimum grade average of 65% is required for all courses in the third and fourth year. Studies must normally be finished within six years.

Residency Requirements

Students must take a minimum of 23 credits of required Nursing courses at the 300 and 400 level at the UBC Okanagan campus. This must include a minimum of 2 practice courses.

BCCNM Registration Requirement

Students in the RN Access Program are required to maintain a practicing membership with British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) for the duration of their enrolment in the program.

English Requirements

  • successful completion of 6 credits of university-transferable English; or
  • successful completion of ENGL 112 or equivalent

Degree Requirements For Students

Introductory CoursesCredits
HINT 110 Applied Research in Health3
NRSG 120 Introduction to Nursing Research3
Non-Nursing Elective6
Introductory level credits15 credits
Third Year 
NRSG 310 Palliative Approach to Chronic Illness3
NRSG 313 Relational Practice V3
NRSG 320 Global Health or HINT 320 Global Health3
Fourth Year 
NRSG 422 Leadership3
NRSG 432 Capstone Project4
Nursing Electives16
Nursing Practice Electives28
Upper level credits30 credits
Total program credits45
1 Must be at 300/400 level and a minimum of 3 credits must be taken from 400 level NRSG electives at UBCO. The goal is to take NRSG elective courses to inform Nursing Practice Electives.
2 These preceptorships must be taken at UBC Okanagan, are arranged with course advising, and are subject to availability.

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