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Practical Nursing (Williams Lake Campus) - Dip

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

Program facts

  • Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Annual tuition fee
    13,976 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,923 CAD

  • Language taught in
  • Start date

Program Overview

What Thompson Rivers University says about their program:
"Learn everything you need to deliver effective and empathetic front line patient care. This comprehensive program provides the knowledge, skills, judgment and attitude to perform to the competencies identified by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia. (Williams Lake Campus only.)"

Admissions requirements

We will guide you through the application procedure; please see the details below.


  • TOEFL 88
  • IELTS 6.5
  • Duolingo 110


  • IELTS 7
  • TOEFL 94

When applying to a program, scanned copies of original/official transcripts (or certified copies) of secondary school grades and any post-secondary institutions you have attended must be included with the application.

Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate tuition - From CAD$12,007 to CAD$18,850 per year
  • Graduate tuition - From CAD$14,000 to CAD$22,285 per year

International Athletic Scholarships

Students of outstanding sporting ability who demonstrate athletic excellence by qualifying for one of TRU’s Varsity Teams may be considered for an athletic scholarship that could cover up to 50% of tuition fees. Scholarship recipients must be full-time academic (not taking ESL) students.

Engineering Scholarships

International students accepted and enrolled in TRU’s two-year Engineering Transfer program will be considered. Two new international students per year will be selected to receive a $3,000 scholarship each divided over four semesters ($1,000 first year and $2,000 a second year).

TRU Law International Student Award

$5,000 per student is available to all qualified international students who are enrolled in the Juris Doctor program.

Jorge Campos Award for Mexican Citizens

Legendary Mexican football star Jorge Campos and Thompson Rivers University have teamed up to create a new scholarship program for students from Mexico.

The Jorge Campos Award provides outstanding students with full tuition for a year of study at Thompson Rivers, a leading study destination in Canada for students from around the world.

The scholarship is open only to Mexican citizens currently enrolled in a full-time program of studies in Mexico.

Scholarships for American Students

US citizens admitted to a TRU undergraduate program of two years or longer are eligible for an automatic scholarship of $2,000 per student.

Scholarships for Residents of The Bahamas and Caribbean

Students from the Bahamas (or Jamaica if there are no eligible applicants from The Bahamas) entering an undergraduate program in the Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism or the School of Business and Economics will automatically be considered to receive a $7,500 award. Selection is based on the student's academic record and recommendations from their admission file assessment. If no applicants are available from The Bahamas or Jamaica, the next choice would be a student from the Caribbean.

International Social Media Ambassador Awards

Each semester the International Marketing department awards students who:

  • Are enthusiastic, creative, and relate well to students from around the world
  • Think TRU is an amazing school
  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Have been involved in student-related activities at TRU

Visa requirements for Thompson Rivers University

Many international students will require a visa to study in Canada, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Canada student visa requirements