B.Sc. On Campus


University of Prince Edward Island

48 months
6450 CAD/year
6450 CAD/year
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The Bachelor of Nursing degree program at the University of Prince Edward Island fosters an interactive academic environment that prepares nursing students to become critically reflective practitioners, advocates, educators, and professional leaders grounded in the principles of primary health care.


The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) is a four-year program at the University of Prince Edward Island. Graduates are eligible to write licensure examinations to practice nursing, and to hold membership in the College of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island.

The curriculum of the Faculty of Nursing is based on the concepts and principles of Primary Health Care. Primary Health Care is defined by the World Health Organization (1978) as "essential health care made universally accessible to individuals and families in the community by means acceptable to them, through their full participation and at a cost that the community and country can afford." The purpose of the program is to prepare nurses to practice according to the concepts and principles of Primary Health Care.

In keeping with the basis of Primary Health Care, nurses collaborate with clients, other health care providers, and people from other sectors of society in promoting health. Nursing roles range from direct caregiver to formulator of healthy public policy and include advocate, leader, educator, researcher, and program developer.


  • Registered Nurse
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Long-Term Care Provider
  • Pediatric Nurse

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Foundations of Nursing
  • Nutrition for Nursing Practice
  • Pathophysiology
  • Health Assessment
  • Pharmacology
  •  Issues in Nursing and Health Care
  • Nursing Research Methods
  • Health Teaching

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A high school applicant must have achieved a mark of at least 65% in each of the following academic courses: English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and one other grade 12 academic course, with an overall average in these courses of at least 70%.
  • Applicants attending or having attended a University must meet the same requirements as listed above but can also complete the course requirements by taking degree level courses. A minimum mark of 60% is required in degree level courses.
  • A student of mature years may be admitted to the Faculty of Nursing without fulfilling all the entrance requirements specified for the high school graduates. A mature applicant must have achieved a mark of 65% in each of Grade 12 academic English, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Biology or a mark of 60% for 3 semester hours in the same subjects at the university level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6450 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6450 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    6450 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6450 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • International fee: $7,548 per year in addition to full-time course tuition

Living costs for Charlottetown

1080 - 1710 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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