Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Northern Baccalaureate Nursing

2 years
22,460 CAD/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
University of Northern British Columbia

Program description

Northern Baccalaureate Nursing Program (NBNP) at UNBC prepares students to become registered nurses in Fort St. John and Prince George.

Students in the NBNP learn about the challenges and rewards of providing health care in remote and underserved areas of northern British Columbia and beyond.

The NBNP curriculum is intended to help you:

  • consider clients' physical, psychological, social, environmental, and spiritual domains
  • demonstrate cultural awareness
  • collaborate with patients, other health-care providers, and members of the community

Program structure

300 Level

  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Health Assessment
  • Pathophysiological Concepts
  • Pharmacology
  • Ethics and Law for Nursing Practice
  • Concepts for Evidence-Informed Nursing
  • Introduction to Nursing Practice
  • Medical and Surgical Nursing Practice 1

400 Level

  • Nursing Leadership for Quality Care
  • Professional Practice: Mental Health and Addictions Nursing
  • Professional Practice: Community Health Nursing
  • Professional Practice: Perinatal Health and Care of the Childbearing Family
  • Medical and Surgical Nursing Practice 2

At least one of the following areas of clinical focus:

  • Community Health Nursing
  • Rural Health and Nursing
  • Indigenous Health and Nursing
  • Mental Health and Addictions Nursing
  • Acute Care Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Specialty Focus in Nursing


  • First Year Tuition (3 Semesters)* CAD 8,253
  • Second Year Tuition (2 Semesters)* CAD 5,000
  • Student Fees* CAD 990 
  • Books* CAD 160

*Tuition, fees and books are subject to change and vary among programs.


Requirements for applicants

  • Meet UNBC's English language requirements
  • Meet the international admission requirements by country or meet the admission with a General Certificate of Education (or equivalent)
  • Complete the required high school course equivalencies outlined in the Domestic tab prior.

About the university

One of Canada's top universities, UNBC is situated in the breathtaking scenery of northern British Columbia.

Excellent undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities are offered by UNBC in the areas of cultures, economics, health, sciences, and the environment. We share the exhilaration of new knowledge with our students and the results of our teaching and research with the world as one of British Columbia's research-intensive institutions. UNBC is a welcome place with a warm, inclusive, and supportive learning environment in addition to cultivating and celebrating academic excellence.

The University of the North by and for the North is UNBC. Our students, alumni, teachers, staff, and the communities we serve all feel a strong sense of ownership, purpose, and adventure as a result of our goal. We are also Canada's Green UniversityTM, paving the road for everyone's future to be more sustainable.


To affect people's lives and communities in the North and around the world while being Canada's top destination university in terms of personal character.


To have an impact on the world today and inspire future leaders.

UNBC's Academic Structure

  1. Faculty of Environment
  2. Faculty of Business and Economics
  3. Faculty of Human and Health Sciences
  4. Faculty of Indigenous Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities
  5. Faculty of Science and Engineering
  6. Division of Medical Sciences

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