Collaborative nursing program offered by UBCO and Okanagan College gains approval

September 8, 2014

The College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia has granted a 7-year approval to UBC Okanagan’s collaborative nursing program with Okanagan College. The 2+2 UBC/OC Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program allows students to take the first 2 years at Okanagan College before enrolling at UBCO to complete years 3 and 4. The approval was granted without terms or conditions, and occurred in 2 steps: the 4-year BSN program at UBCO was granted a 7-year approval in 2012, and the college received approval of their 2-year program this summer. “Our collaborative efforts and joint commitment to quality education lie behind this extended approval,” explained Okanagan College’s Dean of Science, Technology and Health, Yvonne Moritz. “That makes a good piece of news even more inspiring for the 2 departments and our students.” UBCO News Release