Health Assessment for Primary Care Nursing – Application


To be eligible for this program, you must be either a Registered Nurse or Psychiatric Nurse who is in good standing in a Canadian Province or Territory or a 4th-year student registered and in good standing in a Bachelor of Science Nursing program in a Canadian School of Nursing.

In addition, this program involves a preceptorship component in a primary care setting. The preceptor may be a Registered Nurse, Registered Nurse Practitioner, or Licensed Medical Physician. To provide flexibility for learners with respect to timing, location and context, all learners are responsible for identifying a potential preceptor and working with UBC Okanagan to secure the placement. In cases where learners are unable to identify a potential preceptor, UBC Okanagan will work with a learner to arrange for a preceptorship but cannot guarantee a placement in all cases.

The application is focused on: 1) ensuring that you meet the eligibility requirements; and 2) identifying where you are in the process of identifying your potential preceptor so that we are able to assist you as appropriate.

Please note, enrolment is limited for this program. We will evaluate the applications in order of their receipt. A waitlist will be created for the next offering once registration has filled.


How to apply:

Step 1. GatherĀ  Information Required FOR APPLICATION:

  • For Registered Nurses and Psychiatric Nurses:
    The name of the relevant regulatory body (e.g., British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals and Midwives), your registration number, and the province or territory in which you are licensed to practice.
  • For Nursing Students:
    A letter from your university confirming your good standing. View sample letter here.
  • Potential Preceptor Information:
    If you have identified a potential preceptor, ensure that you have gathered their contact details (name, credentials, employer, location) and obtained their permission to share them. Note that if you have not, you will be asked to provide information about your location and employer so that we can assist you.
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Step 2: Complete and submit the Application Form

Complete the application form below.

The UBC Okanagan School of Nursing will begin reviewing applications starting January 4, 2024. You can expect to receive an e-mail response within 2-5 business days starting from that date or your application date if you apply after January 4, 2024. We are accepting applications until January 26, 2024 or until the program is filled. A waitlist will be created for the next offering.


Please send questions to Please note that our office will be closed starting December 22, 2023, and will re-open on January 2, 2024.

Application Form

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