Admission Requirements

  • Evidence of active registration as a nurse in British Columbia. Note that annual evidence of current, practicing BCCNM licensure is required while enrolled in the program.
  • Evidence of a minimum of two years of relevant full-time (or equivalent to full-time i.e. 3600 hours) registered nursing practice within the last five years. Relevant registered nursing practice involves engaging in direct clinical care with patients/clients/families/communities in clinical environments.  
  • Completed baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited institution with a grade point average of 3.00 (B or 73%) in the final two years (or 60 credits) of the program.
  • An academic transcript showing evidence of successful completion of an undergraduate or graduate introductory statistics course with a minimum C+ grade.
  • Two references, preferably including one academic and one professional.
    • One from an academic referee in a professor or instructor role who has instructed the applicant.
    • One from a clinical/professional referee in a supervisory role in the clinical environment.    
      • Applicants should secure the names and contact information of two referees.
      • Once the application has been processed applicants will be sent a link to forward on to their referees.
      • This link requires referees to answer some questions about the applicant and those responses will be sent directly to TRU.
  • Official copies of ALL post-secondary transcripts.
  • Nursing practice résumé or curriculum vitae.
  • A statement of interest.
    • Your statement of interest will be uploaded during the application process, so have it prepared before beginning the application.
    • The statement of interest is intended to be a scholarly submission that best reflects your writing skills.
    • The statement of interest should be concise but include:
      • Motivation to applying to a graduate level NP education program.
      • Overview of background and preparedness to embark upon a graduate level NP education program.
      • NP practice interests and goals for entering the NP profession, including potential geographical area of practice.
      • Description of a desired topic of academic study related to NP practice.
    • The statement of interest should be no more than 500 words in length, with double-spaced 12- point Times New Roman font on standard letter-sized document, in PDF format.

TRU will accept up to 15 students each year. Approximately three seats per entry are allocated to self-declared Indigenous applicants who meet all entry requirements. Preference is given to applicants who reside within the BC Interior region and in rural/remote BC.

General requirements for clinical practice coursework

  • Updated immunization schedule.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required for all students upon entrance into the program, and students are required to have updated their BLS certification less than one year prior to beginning clinical practice.
  • WHMIS certificate (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System).
  • Criminal record check needs to be completed before entry to a practice setting.

English language proficiency

Students who have completed studies in a country where English is not the official language, must also submit English language test scores.

Acceptable tests and levels

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) a minimum score of 7.0 and the following sub-test scores:

  • Speaking: 7.0
  • Writing: 7.0
  • Listening: 7.5
  • Reading: 6.5


Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • iBT: a minimum score of 100 (iBT) with no section below a 20
  • Paper-based: 600 with a TWE of 5.0

Granting transfer credits

Transfer credits from one university to another are determined on a case-by-case basis.