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Specialty Nursing (Critical Care - Standard Option)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time/Distance & Online Learning School of Health Sciences


The BCIT Critical Care Nursing program has a reputation for delivering educational excellence. Our faculty is known for their commitment to students’ learning progress. They give you individual support and a high quality of learning to help you succeed. We prepare you to care for patients who are seriously ill or injured and in failing health, and part of this care is supporting patients’ families who are going through a difficult time. It’s a demanding job. Our grads have the passion and commitment to take it on.

Program delivery mode: online

  • This program will be delivered online for the coming semester.

Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.

Please visit our COVID-19 Information page for information and updates about BCIT’s ongoing pandemic response.

About the program

The BCIT Nursing Specialty Bachelor of Science (BSN) is a combination of our advanced certificate program and our specific academic BSN courses. Choose to complete both concurrently or study in the order that works best for you.

Visit Nursing Specialty BSN for information about the required academic courses.

Visit Critical Care Health Nursing Advanced Certificate for information about the required specialty courses and clinicals.

Entrance Requirements

Current Experience

Nurses interested in the Critical Care program should have a minimum of six months (preferably one year) 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 Critical Care program at BCIT, to determine an appropriate preparatory course of study.

Costs & Supplies

Face respirator fit testing – approx $25 per year; annual re-fitting required.


Graduating & Jobs

Health Match BC

Health Match BC is a new service that helps recent specialty nursing graduates find work within BC. Funded by the provincial government, Health Match BC prioritizes the hiring of BC nursing graduates. For more information, download the Health Match BC [PDF].

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Lara Parker, RN, MSN, CNCC(C)
Program Head
Toll-free: 1-800-663-6542 ext 7083

Jenna Coroliuc
Program Assistant
Toll-free: 800-663-6542 x 7103

Contact Us

Jenna Coroliuc
Program Assistant
Toll-free: 800-663-6542 x 7103

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