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 2022, 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 beginning 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

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

BSCN100 Professional Self-Awareness
BSCN110 Clinical Practicum: Role of the Nurse (12 wks)
BSCN105 Nursing and Health
ENGL105 Academic & Professional Writing
BIOL116 Anatomy & Physiology I

Semester 2

BSCN115 Aging & Health
BSCN120 Clinical Practicum: Nursing Older Adults (12 wks)
BSCN125 Health Assessment
BIOL118 Microbiology
BIOL117 Anatomy & Physiology II

Semester 3

BSCN200 Nursing Research
BSCN205 Health Challenges I
BSCN210 Clinical Practicum: Health Challenges I (12 wks)
BSCN225 Pathophysiology
BSCN228 Pharmacology

Semester 4

BSCN203 Development of Nursing Knowledge
BSCN215 Mental Health Nursing
BSCN220 Clinical Practicum: Mental Health Challenges (12 wks)
BIOL217 Nutrition
Breadth Elective 1

Semester 5

PSYC301 Lifespan Developmental Psychology
BSCN305 Maternal Child Care
BSCN310 Clinical Practicum: Maternal Child Care (12 wks)
MATH301 Statistics & Epidemiology
Breadth Elective 2

Semester 6

BSCN315 Community Health Nursing
BSCN320 Clinical Practicum: Nursing Community & Populations (12 wks)
BSCN325 Professional Foundations in Nursing
SOCI301 Sociology of Family and Health
Breadth Elective 3

Semester 7

BSCN400 Leadership and Management
BSCN405 Health Challenges 2
BSCN410 Clinical Practicum: Health Challenges 2 (12 wks)
BSCN415 Nursing & Innovation: Healthcare Continuum
Breadth Elective 4

Semester 8

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

4 years Honours Bachelor Degree

Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $6354 $1290.98 $225 - $7869.98

Clinical Placement Documentation

Canadore College has partnered with Synergy Gateway to collect and verify documentation needed for your clinical placements. Click here to find out more information.

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

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)

Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student 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

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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