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Admission Changes for Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing Effective Fall 2022

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing programs have new admission requirements beginning with the Fall 2022 intake.  These changes are to give students more flexibility in which courses they can take to meet the entry requirements to apply for nursing at KPU.  Entry to these programs will move from the current declaration model to an admission model whereby qualified students will apply to their program of choice. 

Fall 2022/23 Intakes

New admissions requirements: Interested applicants are encouraged to review the new admission requirements in the University Calendar and course plan to have all courses complete prior to the selection process.  Only those courses completed with final grades prior to the selection will be considered.  We encourage you to meet with an academic advisor to plan your courses by booking at appointment at www.kpu.ca/advising.    

For full details about the new admission requirements for Fall 2022, please visit the University Calendar:

Apply Online: Interested applicants can apply online at www.kpu.ca/apply to be considered for admission to their program of choice.  Applicants looking to transfer courses to KPU from a recognized post-secondary institution will need to ensure they select “Yes” for a transfer credit assessment within the online application.  Applications for admission will begin as follows:

Program Admission Intake/Program Start Applications open
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Fall (September) 2023 October 1, 2022

Applications may close early due to high demand so it is important to apply early.

CASPer Timelines: All applicants will need to have their CASPer assessment completed and distributed to KPU.  CAPSer test dates for the 2022/23 intakes will begin in October 2021.  Timeline updates will be posted on the Faculty of Health webpage once available at: https://www.kpu.ca/health/casper

Spring 2022/Summer 2022 Intakes

Students interested in declaring into the Spring 2022 BSN intake or the Summer 2022 BPN intake will still follow the current declaration process and dates as posted on the Faculty of Health webpage at: https://www.kpu.ca/health/casper

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is guided by the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) standards. To work as a registered nurse, graduates must meet the required competencies and standards set by the BCCNM. More information can be found at the following links: