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Faculty of Health

Interested in an increasingly complex and challenging career? Want to expand your opportunities through creative learning experiences? Kwantlen's Faculty of Health programs may be what you are looking for.

Our academic programs and courses are designed to meet the demands of the current provincial health care system. Our programs vary in length from four year bachelor degrees to short courses and workshops. The Faculty of Health offers various degrees, diplomas and certificates in the health care fields. Faculty members support students in their learning with theoretical and hands-on practice experience including high fidelity simulation technology used for developing student competence in psychomotor communication skills.

Acupuncture Diploma Program

This program offers comprehensive courses, including English and Mandarin language, communication, Ancient Chinese philosophy, and Western biomedical sciences which are necessary for the critical understanding and development of complex TCM concepts.

Bachelor of Science In Nursing (BSN)

This program prepares students to function as Registered Nurses (RNs) in acute care, intermediate and/or long term care, clinics, home care, and community agencies. Degree completion for practising RNs is included.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Post Baccalaureate (BSN-PB)

The BSN PB program is an alternative to the traditional four-year entry level nursing program. It serves a distinct group of mature, successful learners and recognizes their prior learning. The program is open to applicants who already have a four year degree as well as two first year Anatomy and Physiology courses and two first year English courses.

The 27 month long BSN-PB program is taught using a hybrid or blended approach. Most courses are taught online, augmented by the use of iPads and other innovative technologies. The program also includes two two-week long residencies on the Langley campus as well as two full-time practice semesters in various health care agencies in the Lower Mainland.

Information Sessions are offered online and via Skype to be able to experience the blended nature of the program. Two types of sessions are available; 1) For those individuals considering applying to the BSN-PB program and 2) For students who have applied to the program and are looking for more information. It is highly suggested that applicants attend one of these sessions to make an informed decision about the program. Please email Leeann Ring, Admissions Chair, at for the link to the online Information Session and upcoming Skype sessions.

Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (BPN)

This program prepares learners to function as Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs) in a broad range of settings that provide challenging and exciting opportunities in health care. This program includes degree completion for practicing RPNs.

BPN graduates may apply to enter Semester 3 of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Post Baccalaureate (BSN-PB) program.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for this program are being accepted between July 1 and November 30.

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Important details

Health Unit Coordinator (HAUC)

You will learn how to coordinate and communicate the various nursing unit activities in a hospital, which include maintaining patient chart records and how to process written doctor's orders.

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Health Care Assistant Program (HCAP)

The Health Care Assistant Program is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and values necessary to care for older adults and people with disabilities in their home and in facilities. HCAP graduates who complete the required co-requisite courses may apply to enter Semester 3 of the Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (BPN) program.

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Graduate Nurse, Internationally Educated Re-entry

This program educates nurses to work with individuals, families, groups and communities from a health perspective and with an ethic of caring.

Professional Studies

Check for ongoing and new offerings. Registrants are encouraged to check for any last minute changes or updates. To register for any of our new and exciting Professional Studies Workshops, please download this Registration Form. Clearly print and forward your form to Lorna Wolfe via mail to:

c/o Lorna Wolfe, Professional Studies
12666 72nd Avenue
Surrey, BC V3W 2M8.