Trinity Western University

Program Specifics


Admission to the TWU School of Nursing is limited to 50 students and students may begin in the fall semester only. Students applying to nNursing must complete both an application to the University and one to the School of Nursing (a separate application and reference). Visit

Admission into the School of Nursing is competitive and based upon academic admission requirements, the nursing application, references, and relevant work and volunteer experience. Applications are reviewed for nursing admission after the February 28 deadline for the following fall semester. Applications will not be considered until all required components have been received. Late applications will be considered on a space availability basis.

In addition to meeting TWU entrance requirements, admission to the School of Nursing requires completion of Grade 12 or GED with a minimum cumulative GPA of B- in Biology 12, Chemistry 12, English 12, and Pre-Calculus 11 (Math 11 in old BC curriculum) with a minimum standing of C+ in each course.

Transfer students from colleges and universities, including TWU, must meet the entrance requirements outlined above. University credits must meet the stipulated minimum requirements within the School of Nursing: C in science courses, C average in all other courses, and C+ in any prior nursing credits. Transferring nursing credits into the TWU School of Nursing should not be assumed. Courses are considered on an individual basis. Transfer credits do not usually shorten the four years required to complete the TWU School of Nursing.

Admitted students will receive notification by letter and/or a telephone call from their admissions counsellor. All students admitted to the School must forward a $500 Nursing deposit by May 1 to confirm their admission into the School of Nursing (in addition to the $400 admissions deposit). Those who do not make this payment by May 1 will lose their place in the program. This deposit is non-refundable after May 1. Students who meet the entrance criteria but who are not admitted are placed on a deferred admission list. Students from this list may be admitted after May 1 providing there is a place in the program. Applications received after March 15 will be reviewed space permitting.

Personal interviews with Nursing faculty may be required prior to admission to the School of Nursing.

Current TWU students who wish to transfer into the School of Nursing must pick up an application package from the School of Nursing faculty assistant. Completed application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted by February 28.

Students with English as a second language are required to meet the English Proficiency Requirement as outlined in this Calendar.

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