Becoming a Registered Nurse

In order to become a Registered Nurse within British Columbia, you must hold a Bachelor’s degree in nursing (or equivalent), from a recognized school of nursing by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).

The CRNBC outlines requisite skills and abilities needed to become an RN in B.C. See:

The following B.C schools offer baccalaureate nursing programs, and are recognized by CRNBC:

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Camosun College with University of Victoria
  • College of New Caledonia with University of Northern British Columbia
  • College of the Rockies with University of Victoria
  • Douglas College
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Langara College
  • North Island College with Vancouver Island University
  • Northwest Community College with University of Northern British Columbia
  • Okanagan College with University of British Columbia
  • Selkirk College with University of Victoria
  • Thompson Rivers University
  • Thompson Rivers University
  • Trinity Western University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of British Columbia-Okanagan
  • University of Northern British Columbia with College of New Caledonia
  • University of Northern British Columbia with Northwest Community College
  • University of the Fraser Valley
  • University of Victoria with Camosun College
  • University of Victoria with College of the Rockies
  • University of Victoria with Selkirk College
  • Vancouver Community College
  • Vancouver Island University
  • Vancouver Island University with North Island College : definition

Upon completion of a baccalaureate nursing program, applicants who wish to apply for registration with the CRNBC must write and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for registered nurses. See:

CRNBC website:

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