The Faculty of Graduate Studies sets the minimum requirements for admission to all graduate programs at UBC. The School of Nursing invites applications from registered nurses with a minimum overall average of 76% at the third- and fourth-year levels, with a first class standing (80% or above) in 12 credits or more of nursing courses from a degree program that is academically equivalent to a UBC degree. International students should also check their country's specific requirements.
Successful candidates will be drawn from the top-ranked applicants each year. In order to be included among the top-ranked candidates, there must be clear evidence that the applicant is competent to pursue studies in the English language. Completion of a satisfactory TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), with a minimum score of 600, may be required before any offer of admission can be made.
In exceptional circumstances, registered nurses with relevant post-baccalaureate professional experience of an academic nature may be considered for admission on a "special case' basis.
In order to ensure that they have the preparation to be successful at the graduate level prior to consideration for full admission, graduates from programs not accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN), or programs in new universities or institutions that have recently become degree-granting, will be advised to take a limited number of graduate level courses as unclassified students. These courses may be accepted for transfer credit in the MSN program if the student is subsequently accepted.
Prospective applicants are invited to consult with the program advisor, Dr. Geertje Boschma about their eligibility for the program and the application process.
Before you apply to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program, you are encouraged to review your personal goals and learning needs. A graduate advisor is available for consultation. There are five steps to admission to the MSN Program at UBC:
The Faculty of Graduate Studies sets the requirements for admission to any graduate program at UBC.
Applicants are encouraged to apply early. The online application and all supporting documents must be received by:
|September||Applicants to the MSN Program for admission in September||January 31st *|
* Certain exceptions can be made for applications submitted past the deadline date though prior approval is required by contacting Dr. Geertje Boschma
For further information, please contact the Nursing Graduate Records Officer:
Graduate Records Officer
School of Nursing
University of British Columbia
T201 - 2211 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 2B5