What is our admission process?
The BSN program uses a selective admission process. Get up-to-date information.
When will new applications be accepted?
Applications open October 3, 2023, and close December 15, 2023.
All supporting documents must be received by February 16, 2024.
What is the number of seats in the program?
We welcome 32 students into the program each year.
How much does the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program cost?
Select the "Tuition & Fees" tab on the program page.
Am I able to transfer to another university or college and receive credit for nursing courses completed at Selkirk College?
Several institutions in the province deliver a similar curriculum and support transfer; these include College of the Rockies, Camosun College, North Island College and Vancouver Island University.
It is important to note that transferring is better at some points of the program (e.g., at the end of an academic year) and are dependent on seat availability. Students completing the first five semesters of the BSN Program at Selkirk College receive block transfer with the University of Victoria.
What about high school students?
High school students are eligible to apply and need to submit interim grades of prerequisite courses. We hold two seats specifically for high school students.
Do you hold seats for students identifying as Indigenous?
Yes, we hold two seats for students who identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit.
What can I do while I am waiting?
You are encouraged to take the University Arts and Science courses required in the BSN program; these include BIOL 164, BIOL 165, ENGL 110 and two other university-level non-nursing electives.
To ensure transferable credit for the non-nursing electives, you are advised to contact a Selkirk College counsellor or the program coordinator.
Will I be able to complete practicum hours in my home community?
You will need to travel to a variety of hospitals and agencies in the West Kootenay region for nursing practice experiences between September and April.
Consolidated practice experiences in the spring provide more opportunity for students to work outside of the region and relocation may be required.
May I pursue a specialty area of nursing practice such as critical care while studying at Selkirk College?
The BSN Program is a generalist program and supports graduates in attaining the entry level competencies required of Registered Nurses in the province of BC. You may be able to gain more in-depth knowledge and experience in an area of interest in your fourth year of study and practice experiences.
It is important to connect with the program coordinator to discuss these opportunities.