Getting into Nursing School Just got Tougher in Canada. Apply for a BN(Hons) Nursing at Bangor

A recent report from CBC states that “Despite a critical labour shortage, the New Brunswick government has cut $8.7M in funding for nursing programs.”  The story goes on to say that ” The University of New Brunswick and Université de Moncton both state that the cuts will compromise their ability to deliver clinical training and grow their programs. ” (CBC as quoted in Academia April 16, 2019)  This means that an already competitive admission process for Nursing School applicants in Canada has become even more difficult.  Some positive news, however, is that Bangor University in Wales has opened up its 3 year BN(Hons) in Nursing for the first time ever for Canadian applicants.

This program is 3 full calendar years which means it is actually a slightly longer period of training than some Canadian programs including those in Ontario. Canadian trained RPN’s could be eligible to complete the course in just two years. Another significant benefit of the program is that half of the course time is spent in lectures and the other half is used for clinical training purposes so that students are able to get much needed experience for future employment. Upon completion of the program a student is fully qualified as a nurse in the UK. Transferring qualifications to work back home in Canada requires the student to undergo the same process as any other Internationally trained nurse. Watch the video below to find out more about Canadians studying Nursing at Bangor.


Bangor University is recognized for its excellence in teaching quality; in fact it is ranked as one of the best in the UK. If you are interested in finding out more about course details or how to apply to this outstanding program, please contact Jackie at  Barclay Educational is the ONLY agent who is authorized to accept Canadian applications. As a recognized agent of the University there is NO charge for our assistance. Bangor University pays our fee.