Honours Bachelor of Science - Nursing

4 years Honours Bachelor Degree

Learn nursing theory and practice in a variety of settings including labs, clinical, and high-fidelity simulation


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2024: College Drive – North Bay

Prepare for a meaningful career in this critical health care profession. Gain the skills, knowledge and leadership necessary to succeed in this relevant career field. Training is student-centred and interprofessional, and professors work with partners in the community to provide students with diverse, real-world experiences. Clinical practice focuses on mental health, acute care, home care, public health, gerontology and maternal and child health. Graduates will be eligible to write the nurse registration examination, and upon successful completion, can apply for registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario and will be able to practise as nursing professionals in a variety of clinical settings. 

Your Future Career

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics and community agencies
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Public Health
  • Home health nursing
  • Rehabilitation centres

What You Learn

  • Nursing theory and practice
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Nursing in specialized settings
  • Pharmacology
  • Research and statistics
  • Nursing leadership
  • Pharmacology, pathophysiology, and microbiology

This college has been granted a consent by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this applied degree for a seven year term starting 12/19/2021. The college shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

OSSD or equivalent with six (6) 4U/4M credits including English, Biology, Math and Chemistry
A minimum 70% average is required for entry.

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Semester 1

BIOL116 Anatomy & Physiology I
BSCN100 Professional Self-Awareness
BSCN105 Nursing and Health
BSCN110 Clinical Practicum: Role of the Nurse
ENGL105 Academic & Professional Writing

Semester 2

BIOL117 Anatomy & Physiology II
BIOL118 Microbiology
BSCN115 Aging & Health
BSCN120 Clinical Practicum: Nursing Older Adults
BSCN125 Health Assessment

Semester 3

BSCN200 Nursing Research
BSCN205 / BSCN215 Health Challenges I or Mental Health Nursing
BSCN210 / BSCN220 Clinical Practicum: Health Challenges I or Clinical Practicum: Mental Health Challenges
BSCN225 Pathophysiology
BSCN228 Pharmacology

Semester 4

BIOL217 Nutrition
BSCN203 Development of Nursing Knowledge
BSCN215 / or BSCN205 Mental Health Nursing or Health Challenges I
BSCN220 / BSCN210 Clinical Practicum: Mental Health Challengesor Clinical Practicum: Health Challenges I
Elective Breadth Elective 1

Semester 5

BSCN305 / BSCN315 Maternal Child Care or Community Health Nursing
BSCN310 / BSCN320 Clinical Practicum: Maternal Child Care or Clinical Practicum: Nursing Community & Populations
Elective Breadth Elective 2
MATH301 Statistics & Epidemiology
PSYC301 Lifespan Developmental Psychology

Semester 6

BSCN315 / BSCN305 Community Health Nursing or Maternal Child Care
BSCN320 / BSCN310 Clinical Practicum: Nursing Community & Populations or Clinical Practicum: Maternal Child Care
BSCN325 Professional Foundations in Nursing
Elective Breadth Elective 3
SOCI301 Sociology of Family and Health

Semester 7

BSCN400 Leadership and Management
BSCN405 Health Challenges 2
BSCN410 Clinical Practicum: Health Challenges 2
BSCN415 Nursing & Innovation: Healthcare Continuum
Elective Breadth Elective 4

Semester 8

BSCN425 Clinical Practicum: Preceptorship
BSCN420 Transition to Professional Practice: Capstone Project

2024-25 4 years Honours Bachelor Degree

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $6354 $1362.5 $262 - $7978.5
2 $6354 $1200.5 $255 - $7809.5
3 $6354 $1362.5 $200 - $7754.5

Mandatory Non-Academic Requirements for Placement:

Work-Integrated Learning (also called Placement, Field Placement, Practicum, Clinical Placement, etc.) provides students with rich and meaningful experiences wherein they have the opportunity to apply and extend the learning they gain from the classroom in real-word contexts. View placement requirements here.


Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 


Canadore College has implemented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to enhance your learning experience in and out of the classroom while ensuring flexibility in learning.

To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit https://www.canadorecollege.ca/BYOD

You will also need:

  • Uniforms
    • Scrubs x 2 (black) - apx. $80
    • Community Polo Shirt - apx. $35
    • Duty Shoes - apx. $75
  • Equipment
    • Stethoscope, BP Cuff, Pen Light, Reflex Hammer - apx. $150
    • Lab Kit (Sem 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) - apx. $100 per semester
    • Hospital ID and Access Badge - apx. $10
  • Clinical Eligibility Clearance
    • Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) background check - apx. $50
    • CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (CPR/First Aid) Certificate - apx. $60
    • Health Clearance Card - Immunization Status - apx. $50-100
    • Mask Fit Testing - apx. $25
  •  Electronic Devices Class and Specifications - Class B or BB (see below)
  • General Supplies
    • Pens, Pencils, Paper, Binders and Minor Project Supplies - apx. $50

(Specific and detailed information will be provided to students once offer of admission is accepted)

Honours Bachelor Degree

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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