PN to BScN Bridging Honours Bachelor of Science – Nursing

3 years Honours Bachelor Degree


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2024, College Drive – North Bay

Students who have completed Practical Nursing are be able to Bridge into the Bachelor of Science – Nursing degree. They will have a designated semester of courses specific for practical nursing graduates that will support their entry into the degree program. 

This program will prepare them 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. 

Career Opportunities:

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

What Will Students Learn:

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

Successful completion of a two year Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) diploma with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0

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

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Semester 1

BSCN200 Nursing Research
BSCN205/BSCN215 Health Challenges 1 / Mental Health Nursing
BSCN210/BSCN220 Clinical Practicum: Health Challenges 1 / Clinical Practicum: Mental Health Challenges
BSCN235 Reflective Practice
ENGL105 Academic & Professional Writing

Semester 2

BIOL118 Microbiology
BIOL217 Nutrition
BSCN203 Development of Nursing Knowledge
BSCN215/BSCN205 Mental Health Nursing / Health Challenges I
BSCN220/BSCN210 Clinical Practicum: Mental Health Challenges / Clinical Practicum: Health Challenges I

Semester 3

BSCN305/BSCN315 Maternal Child Care / Community Health Nursing
BSCN310/BSCN320 Clinical Practicum: Maternal Child Care / Clinical Practicum: Nursing Community & Populations
Elective Breadth Elective 1
MATH301 Statistics & Epidemiology
PSYC301 Lifespan Developmental Psychology

Semester 4

BSCN315/BSCN305 Community Health Nursing / Maternal Child Care
BSCN320/BSCN310 Clinical Practicum: Nursing Community & Populations / Clinical Practicum: Maternal Child Care
BSCN325 Professional Foundations in Nursing
Elective Breadth Elective 2
SOCI301 Sociology of Family and Health

Semester 5

BSCN400 Leadership and Management
BSCN405 Health Challenges 2
BSCN410 Clinical Practicum: Health Challenges 2
BSCN415 Nursing & Innovation: Healthcare Continuum
Elective Breadth Elective 3

Semester 6

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

3 years Honours Bachelor Degree

Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
2 $6354 $1362.5 $387 - $8103.5
3 $6354 $1200.5 $200 - $7754.5

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. 


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

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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