Nursing is a challenging and rewarding profession. Graduates of this program will be well grounded in acute care nursing, rural nursing, community health and First Nations health, and will be prepared for the changing context of health care and health care delivery.
The Northern Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing Program (NCBNP) is offered collaboratively by UNBC, the College of New Caledonia (CNC), and Northwest Community College (NWCC). The integrated program of studies leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN), awarded by UNBC. Graduates are eligible to write the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination (CRNE) and to apply for registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia. The CRNE will replaced with the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) in 2015.
The NCBNP is a practice-based curriculum. Learning experiences take place in the classroom, community, laboratory, and in clinical settings promoting integration of theoretical knowledge into practice. Students will have the opportunity to learn from expert practitioners.
The NCBNP is a four-year degree program and consists of 136 credits with 95 required credits in nursing. The program is available at three sites: Prince George, Quesnel and Terrace. CNC provides the initial years in Prince George and Quesnel, while NWCC provides the initial years in Terrace. UNBC provides the final course work at all sites.
Nursing Program Advisor - 4 Year NCBNP