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Hello there, I am currently a registered dietitian who practice in the U.S. I am intend to get a BSN in Canada in a year or two. As I check BSN nursing program in Canada, I found out I have all the nursing pre-req except human anatomy. I work full time right now, so really difficult to take anatomy classes in class since it requires hours everyday. Could you please let me know any online anatomy classes provided by Canada college or universities? Or any other options I can do? Much appreciate!!!!!

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Lucydog14 has 13 years experience.

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How long has it been since you completed the other prerequisites? They do have to be done within a certain time frame. Check with the BSN programs to see if they accept online courses as prerequisites.

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You should know that most BSN programs don't admit foreign students. Applicants have to be permanent residents or citizens of Canada. 

If you're able to get permanent resident status here, in BC Thompson Rivers Online BIO 1593+1592/1693+1695 meet the two A&P courses which pretty much all BC nursing schools have as pre-req. I do not know if they are accepted in any other province. It's online + there is a lab componenent to both courses which has to be done in person but is compressed (I think it's 2 weeks?) For this you'd have to come to BC and I think you'd need a student visa.  https://www.tru.ca/distance.html

BC nursing schools all have their admission criteria online & you can check transfer of the TRU or any other courses on the BC transfer guide site https://www.bctransferguide.ca/search/course

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On 12/5/2019 at 5:08 AM, Lucydog14 said:

How long has it been since you completed the other prerequisites? They do have to be done within a certain time frame. Check with the BSN programs to see if they accept online courses as prerequisites.

Thank you for the reminding. 

On 12/5/2019 at 10:50 PM, babyfriendly said:

You should know that most BSN programs don't admit foreign students. Applicants have to be permanent residents or citizens of Canada. 

If you're able to get permanent resident status here, in BC Thompson Rivers Online BIO 1593+1592/1693+1695 meet the two A&P courses which pretty much all BC nursing schools have as pre-req. I do not know if they are accepted in any other province. It's online + there is a lab componenent to both courses which has to be done in person but is compressed (I think it's 2 weeks?) For this you'd have to come to BC and I think you'd need a student visa.  https://www.tru.ca/distance.html

BC nursing schools all have their admission criteria online & you can check transfer of the TRU or any other courses on the BC transfer guide site https://www.bctransferguide.ca/search/course

Thanks for the suggestion. I am not quite sure this "BSN don't admit foreign student" thing. All the program i checked are all open to international students. 

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Lucydog14 has 13 years experience.

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Yeah I’ve never heard of a BSN program not admitting noncitizens.

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Silverdragon102 has 32 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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Many will accept international students as they pay more in fees. There is also opportunity for them to stay afterwards and work

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If you're still in the states maybe take the anatomy course there, you don't have to necessarily take the course in Canada. You might need to fly in for the final exam which might be a bit expensive for a test. 

I went to school in Ontario and had international classmates.

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9 hours ago, Khow89 said:

If you're still in the states maybe take the anatomy course there, you don't have to necessarily take the course in Canada. You might need to fly in for the final exam which might be a bit expensive for a test. 

I went to school in Ontario and had international classmates.

Thank you! I think it is a better idea to take the course in the U.S. 

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I wonder are there any good tips on how to increase my chance of admission? My gpa is 3.0, not very competitive, but when I apply in 2020, I will have 1 year experience in a psychiatric hospital,  1.5 year in acute care hospital, 6 month in LTC and 1.5 year of dialysis. 

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On 12/8/2019 at 10:50 AM, Khow89 said:

If you're still in the states maybe take the anatomy course there, you don't have to necessarily take the course in Canada. You might need to fly in for the final exam which might be a bit expensive for a test. 

I went to school in Ontario and had international classmates.

Hi Khow89,

If you don't mind, can you share which school you went to for nursing? I have a friend who's an international student that wants to pursue BSN here in Canada but as far as we know and have researched, no schools/universities are accepting international students into the nursing program. It would really mean a lot. Thanks!

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Hi I went to Ontario Tech U, check out their website and email their contact if you have any question about applying. 

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