Planning During your BSN Degree
The fourth (4th) year of the nursing program will be offered over three semesters for the students who began Sept 2015 or later as follows:
- Half of the students register in Summer/Spring Term immediately following term 2 of year 3 and for their final semester in Winter I Term with program completion in December.
- Half of the students register in Winter I Term and Winter II Term for their final two semesters and complete the program in April.
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Tuition & Scholarships
University is a big investment. At UBC’s Okanagan campus, we recognize the significant contribution you and your family make toward your education. We’re here to support you through financial advising, scholarships, bursaries, and other assistance programs.
Prior to applying for student loans, students are advised to check their SSC mail for an annual update from the UBC Student Financial Assistance and Awards office.
This communication, sent out each summer, will provide you with the information that you need to cover your summer CPE as part of the loan period. If you have questions, please contac the office at 250.807.9100.
Prior to the start of classes, all admitted students must present:
- Current certification in Occupational First Aid Level I or Standard First Aid.
- Current certification in Basic Life Support, Level C. This must be maintained throughout the program.
- Signed copy of CRNBC Requisite Skills and Abilities Form.
- Criminal Record Check done through the BC Ministry of Justice, not the RCMP – Criminal record checks are completed via an on-line process and have a fee of $28. Students need to apply for the criminal record check between June 1 and August 31 in the year in which the student commences the BSN program. For example if your program starts in September 2016, your criminal record must occur no earlier than June 1, 2016, or later than August 1, 2016.
- Results of Tuberculin Testing done no more than six months before the first day of classes, with evidence of appropriate follow up if the test was positive.
- Tetanus and Diptheria Toxoid (Td) – Booster doses of Td are recommended every 10 years, or as a minimum at least once during adult life.
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccine – For measles protection: two doses of MMR are recommended for all individuals born or or after January 1, 1957 who do not have a history of lab confirmed measeles desease. For mumps protection: two doses of MMR are recommended for all individuals born on or after January 1, 1970; one dose is recommended for all individuals born January 1 1957 to December 31, 1969 who do not have evidence of mumps immunity. For rubella protection, a single dose of MMR is recommended for all individuals who do not have evidence of rubella immunity. One dose is considered evidence of immunity to rubella.
- Polio Vaccine – Primary immunization with inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine (IPV) is indicated for all who have not had a primary course of poliovirus vaccine (OPV or IPV). If you have not been given a full primary course, you should have the series completed with IPV regardless of the interval since the last dose. Booster doses of IPV are not required in Canada.
- Hepatitis B Vaccine – Recommended because of potential exposure to blood or body fluids, as well as increased risk of penetrating injuries.
- Varicella Vaccine – Indicated for those who do not have either reliable history of disease or serologic evidence of immunity.
- Flu Immunization – Annual Flu immunization is recommended.