Bachelor of Science in Nursing
College of the Rockies is situated in Cranbrook, British Columbia amidst the beautiful southeastern Rocky Mountains on the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa people. The College of the Rockies delivers a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in partnership with the University of Victoria and College partners. With all fours years at the College of the Rockies, students will study at the Cranbrook main campus and graduate with a University of Victoria Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.
We offer small class sizes, personalized instruction, up-to-date technology including simulation technology, inter-professional experiences, rural practice placements, great support services and professional, friendly staff who are dedicated to student success.
Each academic year, 32 students are admitted to the BSN program at College of the Rockies. After completion of semester 5 at the College, students become University of Victoria students in Cranbrook, BC and will complete all their remaining undergraduate degree requirements on site at the College.
Our program is nationally accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and provincially recognized by the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). A BSN degree is required by the BCCNP in order to practice as a registered nurse.
To learn more about how to become a registered nurse in British Columbia and what it means to be a nurse in British Columbia, visit: https://www.bccnp.ca/becoming_a_nurse/Pages/Default.aspx.
Applications are received by the College of the Rockies BSN program each academic year commencing on November 1 until February 15 inclusive. All academic admission requirements must be completed and submitted by February 28.
For more information on the application process and requirements, please visit our Admission Requirements page.
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College of the Rockies students can apply for numerous funding sources. Student loans, bursaries, and scholarships are avenues to support funding your education. This relates to the broader student community as well as those specifically enrolled in our nursing program. For more information on financial aid, visit: http://www.cotr.bc.ca/financialAid/.
- The Registered Nurses Foundation of BC is one organization that offers a bursary program that BSN students can apply for at https://rnfbc.ca/bursaries/.
- Application deadline is mid September. Bursary winners will be notified by mid December.