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Entrance Requirements

Note: In alignment with public health orders, this program requires that students be vaccinated for a number of communicable diseases – including COVID-19.

The Nephrology Nursing program can lead to two levels of qualification:

  1. Experienced Registered Nurses can earn an advance certificate in Nephrology Nursing after completing 25 credits.
  2. Diploma RN graduates can earn Bachelor of Science in Specialty Nursing (BSN SN) after completing an additional 35 credits (for a total of 60 credits).

To be successful in the Nephrology Nursing program, you need:

  • Excellent critical thinking skills.
  • The ability to make sound clinical judgments.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with clients, family members and a health-care team.
  • Flexibility in managing rapidly changing client situations.
  • Motivation and energy to learn and expand your practice.

Nurses interested in the Nephrology Nursing program should have a minimum of twelve months of recent experience on an acute care unit. For interested nurses from international practice, residential or other areas of care, a refresher course in acute care may be required. BCIT recommends the following programs:

Please contact one of the institutions above, as

well as the Nephrology Nursing program at BCIT, to determine an appropriate preparatory course of study.

Learn more on our Program Details and Courses pages.


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