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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) 2022 October 1, 2021
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Spring (January) 2023 February 1, 2022
Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing Summer (May) 2023 June 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

Beginning Fall 2019, Health Foundations students entering the Health Care Assistant program (HCAP) will be given credit for HCAP 1121 with the completion of HEAL 1100, and HCAP 1130 with the completion of HEAL 1150.


The Health Foundations (HF) program provides foundational health courses which will prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary to apply to a KPU nursing degree. 

Through a competitive declaration process, students may continue through three years of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (BPN) degree, or they may move to another faculty/program at KPU. Upon graduation, students receive a Certificate in Health Foundations.