UBC Nursing: Overview

Written By Stephanie Pugh and Matthew Tran

The UBC School of Nursing has been teaching nursing leaders and doing innovative research since 1919. With a vision of excellence in nursing education, research, and practice, they have an international reputation for research and scholarship!

Do you have what it takes to be a nurse in the future? Do you want to work in medicine someday? Then UBC Nursing is a program you should look at! Continue reading to discover the many advantages of the UBC Nursing degree.

Why Choose UBC Nursing?

UBC offers stellar undergraduate and graduate programs taught by experienced and award-winning faculty members.

They are a top-ranked, internationally renowned research university that has formal partnerships with universities around the world.

In the program you get to share the campus with other healthcare colleagues–Medicine, Pharmacy, Nutrition Science, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Dentistry, and many more!

The UBC Nursing faculty are advisors to the health authorities and Ministry of Health, and the faculty informs policy development at regional, provincial, national and international levels.

At UBC Nursing, nowhere else will you be in the company of so many scholars who are leading the way in nursing.

Possible Career Paths:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Palliative Care Nurse
  • Occupational Health Nurse
  • Research Nurse
  • Nurse Educator or Manager
  • Acute Care
  • Community Health Nurse
  • Mental Health Nurse
  • Clinical Instructor

UBC Vancouver Nursing Eligibility & Program Details

Who can apply?

  • Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada See Note 1
  • Applicants with a completed Bachelors Degree (or equivalent)
  • Those who have completed a min. of 48 non-nursing university credits

Who is not eligible?

Click here to read more about the admission requirements for this program!

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How Much Will UBC Tuition Cost?

The UBC Student Services website on Finances & Financial Resources offers excellent information on tuition, scholarships, financial aid and loans! Visit their website to learn more.

However, for estimated tuition fees ****excluding all other costs (e.g. books, supplies, accident insurance, CPR certificate renewal etc.) based on 30 credits, tuition for Nursing at UBC is approximately $5,616.90 (CAD) for Canadian Residents ($187.23 per credit)

Additional Estimated Expenses:  Check out the Additional Program Costs Table for a breakdown of estimated educational expenses

Departmental Scholarships & Awards: Recipients for most School of Nursing Awards are decided on by the Undergraduate Awards Committee. As opportunities arise for already enrolled BSN students to apply, they will notify students by posting the application announcement on the BSN Announcements Blog.

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