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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Want to help shape the future of health care? Nurses are the largest group of health care providers in Canada. As a nurse, you’ll directly influence the health of individuals, families and communities. Gain experience through our practicum placements. Test your practice in our hospital-based clinical simulation centre.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree
Study options:
Full-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Practicum required


  • Clinical nurse specialist
  • Clinical research coordinator
  • Community or public health nursing
  • Critical care nursing
  • Emergency nursing
  • Geriatric nursing
  • Health care administrator manager
  • Home support supervisor
  • Mental health professional or psychiatric nurse
  • Nurse educator
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Palliative nurse
  • Perinatal nurse
  • Policy or health analyst
  • Surgical nurse


UVic accepts transfer students from the nursing programs offered by Aurora College, Camosun College, College of the Rockies and Selkirk College. Study at one of these colleges for 2.5 years and apply to UVic for your final 1.5 years.

As you progress through the program, your college will prepare you to meet our admission requirements and guide you through the process of transferring to UVic.


Use our tuition calculator to estimate how much your tuition and student fees will cost.

English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

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