- Program Length4 Years
- CredentialBachelor Degree
- Location OfferedNanaimo
VIU offers a full-time four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program. The same program/concept-based collaborative curriculum is also offered in partnership with North Island College (NIC) in Comox BC. The BSN program is accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and approved by the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC). Upon successful completion of eight academic semesters (fall and spring semesters) and three consolidated practice experiences (Intercession), students will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from VIU, be eligible to write the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses), and apply for nursing registration through CRNBC.
The concept-based curriculum is based on the concepts of caring and health promotion and includes core concepts such as leadership, advocacy, political action, nursing knowledge development, and nursing scholarship. Practice experience is emphasized, as well as the need for thoughtful, reflective action as defined by the concept of praxis. Settings include classroom, lab/simulation lab, practice (hospital and community settings) which offer diverse contexts to ensure students develop professional nursing skills to provide direct care and leadership as part of a team in urban, rural, and global settings.
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Option A involves completion of the program in its entirety in order to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. On successful completion of 8 academic semesters and 3 consolidated practice experiences, and institutional Degree English Requirements, students will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from VIU and be eligible to write the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses) and apply for nursing registration through CRNBC.