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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for the program?

  • To enrol in the GNIE program you will need to have a Letter of Assessment from the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) stating eligibility for registration upon successful completion of a graduate nurse re-entry program.

  • Please note: Applications to this program will only be accepted from Canadian citizens and permanent residents/landed immigrants of Canada.

How long is the program?

GNIE is a one year certificate program which runs over three (3) consecutive semesters.

How is the program structured?

  • GNIE is a combination of classroom based theory courses, online learning, clinical practice courses and psychomotor skills courses.

Where are the classes held?

  • At present the classes for the GNIE program are held on the KPU Langley campus. 

Which hospitals will I complete my clinical in?

  • Clinical will be in a variety of hospitals which geographically can range from the North Shore to Chilliwack.
  • Clinical rotations will often include weekend and evening shifts.

After completing the program can I work as an RN?

  • After successfully completing the GNIE program and the NCLEX exam, students are eligible to apply to the BCCNP for practicing registration.

Is there a waitlist?

  • We do not have a waitlist. Each program differs (e.g. first qualified, first offered or based on GPA).

How competitive is it to get in?

  • Depends on the program (e.g. first qualified, first offered or based on GPA).

Do I need to re-apply if there is no availability for the intake I apply for?

  • Yes. You will need to re-apply to the program.

Will you accept my CNO letter?

  • No, we refer to the Academic Calendar - only whatever is needed under Admission Requirements.

If I write the English test for BCCNP, does this test satisfy KPU's English Requirement?


Please note: The Academic Calendar for BSNAE is effective September 2019 to August 2020.

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