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Douglas College > Programs & Courses > Faculties > Health Sciences > Nursing
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is committed to providing superior nursing education. Graduates are educated to become professional, ethical, culturally sensitive, and competent nurses. They are leaders, life-long learners who collaborate interprofessionally and care for individuals, families, groups and communities.
The BSN program is a rigorous full time program in a 1+3 structure. The first year is Academic Foundations which consists of 30 University Transfer credits
(10 - three credit courses) from the disciplines of liberal arts, sciences, and humanities. The second, third and fourth years focus on the practice and study of nursing. Creative and innovative teaching and learning strategies are used within classroom, lab, and nursing practice settings. Learning opportunities promote critical thinking, evidenced informed practice and leaderships skills in various practice settings such as: medicine, surgery, maternity, pediatrics, community and mental health.
The curriculum conceptual framework is comprised of the concepts of relational practice, critical inquiry, leadership and ethics of care with a focus on health promotion and inter-professional collaboration. Integration and application of theoretical knowledge and skills to nursing practice is emphasized.
Graduates are eligible to write the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and apply to become registered nurses. Douglas College graduates are highly successful on the NCLEX-RN and are widely recognized as outstanding nurses.
Nursing grad Bonn-Tien Mark is using her skills to help people at home and abroad as a volunteer.
Medical Immunization Form BSN (PDF)