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What courses do I need to have?

Direct Entry Program  

  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent with a minimum grade of 70 in five academic Grade 12 courses including:
  • English
  • Math
  • Two sciences from biology, chemistry or physics.

Advanced Program 

  • A grade of 65 in the five core courses:  Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Statistics and English and an overall 65 % average in the remaining five Humanities or Social Science courses.

When is the deadline to apply and how do I do it?

February, 28th is the deadline for applications for the September start date.  The application form can be filled out online or in hard copy and mailed to the Student Service Centre at CBU.

What should I expect from this program?

Nursing involves care and service to people. It is an essential health affirming practice based on a unique body of knowledge, competence, and commitment.  This program is designed to cultivate the best qualities in future professionals. The practitioner role of the baccalaureate graduate reflects competence in all aspects of nursing, particularly:

  • Expert skill in the performance of nursing at a highly individualized level
  • Critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Knowledge is organized sequentially, from simple to complex.
  • Each program level builds on the teaching and learning experiences of the previous level.

What do I need to do before beginning the program?

All accepted BScN  Program students are required to provide the following mandatory program requirements:

  • Child abuse registry form
  • Police Records Check from their local police department or RCMP detachment
  • Health Science placement network consent form

All accepted BScN Program students  must have proof of the following vaccinations:

  • MMR
  • DTPT & Td boosters
  • Rubella Titre
  • 2 step mantoux test
  • Hepatitis B (highly recommended)

Each student must also be trained in First Aid and Health Care Provider (HCP) CPR from St. John’s Ambulance or the Red Cross.

Prospective  and accepted  BScN students are advised that the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia (CRNNS) (licensure body for nurses) requires disclosure of criminal activity prior to consideration for registration by the CRNNS. Those deemed a risk to others may not be considered for registration by the CRNNS.

How many students are accepted into the program annually?

As this is a competitive, professional studies program only 70-80 students are accepted annually.

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