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Specialty Nursing (Nephrology)

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


The only academic renal nursing program in Western Canada, BCIT’s Nephrology Nursing Advanced Specialty program enables you to work in any renal health care setting in Canada. As renal disease becomes more prevalent, the demand for our grads is on the rise. They are ready to start working from day one. Nephrology nurses work closely with patients, clients, and their families who require ongoing care or life-sustaining treatment. Using dialysis, renal transplantation, and other treatment methods, nephrology nurses manage illnesses such as chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. Their work directly impacts quality-of-life and end-of-life care for renal patients.

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.

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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 Nephrology Nursing Advanced Certificate for information about the required specialty courses and clinicals.

Entrance Requirements

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

Tony Chacon
Program Head
Toll-free: 800-663-6542 x 7104

Gurpreet Bains, MSN, BSN, BEd., BSc.
Toll-free: 800-663-6542 x 7096

Stephanie Strong
Program Assistant
Toll-free: 800-663-6542 x 8875

Contact Us

Stephanie Strong
Program Assistant

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