Commencing September 2021
KPU has adopted the Computer-based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics (CASPer) online situational judgement test. The test will be used in addition to GPA from the Healthcare Foundations certificate as part of the application process (declaration process) for our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (BPN) programs.
CASPer is an online test that assesses personal competencies and interpersonal characteristics that are important for students to be successful in our program and for graduates to be successful in their careers.
CASPer is an assessment tool used by a number of nursing programs in B.C. and in Canada. KPU is adopting this test to broaden the factors considered in the selection process and to further support student success.
For up to date information regarding program requirements, please refer to the University Calendar.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is a full time cohort program that prepares nursing students to work with individuals, families and communities with varying health and health promotion needs across diverse settings. Caring and health promotion lay the foundation for the BSN curriculum. Nursing practice experiences are essential for the BSN program. Program courses and labs prepare nursing students to practice with clients in a wide variety of institutional and community settings. Upon graduation, students will be eligible to apply for registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) and to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) in order to become a practicing Registered Nurse.
Please note: The Certificate in Health Foundations is the prerequisite requirement for application to this degree program. Completion of the Health Foundations Certificate does not guarantee a seat in the KPU BSN program. Declaration is a competitive process.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is guided by the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) standards. To work as a registered nurse, graduates must meet the required competencies and standards set by the BCCNP. More information can be found at the following links:
- Requisite Skills and Abilities
- New Graduate Competencies
- Registered Nurse Entry Level Competencies
- Professional Nursing Standards