Exhibitor Organization:
UBC - Okanagan - School of Nursing

1147 Research Road, Room ART 175
Kelowna, BC
V1V 1V7


Penticton Trade & Convention Centre (53)
Organization Description:
The School of Nursing at UBC's Okanagan campus provides students with an essential understanding of people within the context of health and healing. As a nursing student at UBC's Okanagan campus, you will experience an intimate, student-centred classroom environment. Our courses focus on giving you excellent nursing skills but also provide you with the understanding of both the nurse's and the health care system's role as promoters of health within the society. You will graduate with the skills to excel in your immediate role as a nurse and with a concept of where those skills will lead you.

The School of Nursing at UBC's Okanagan campus offers a four year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program with access points for Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses who want to complete a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The program is reviewed by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia and is accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing.

The curriculum for the BSN program was developed collaboratively with several institutions and continues to be offered in collaboration with: Aurora College, Camosun College, Malaspina University College, North Island College, Selkirk College, Thompson Rivers University (formerly University College of the Cariboo), and the University of Victoria. Students may be able to transfer between sites offering the same curriculum as the School of Nursing at UBC's Okanagan campus but must consult with the nursing program at the site to which they wish to transfer. Students need to be aware that the ability to transfer is affected by the number of seats available. It is important to note that the curriculum at UBC's Okanagan campus differs from that at the Vancouver campus. Direct transfers between the two programs are not possible.