The Nursing (Bachelor of Science) at Douglas College prepares graduates who are committed to excellence in professional practice and who will be able to contribute to the health and well-being of individuals, families, communities across a continuum of care needs. BSN graduates will be educated to provide safe, competent and compassionate nursing care grounded in theory and professional standards.
Prospective students should be aware the BSN program is a full-time rigorous program, the workload and intensity are demanding. All courses and learning experiences are critical to student success.
Fundamental theory and practical experience
The conceptual framework is based on the concepts of relational practice, critical inquiry, leadership, ethics of care, health promotion and inter-professional collaboration. This degree program is designed to give students the knowledge and experience for safe, compassionate, evidence-based, competent and ethical nursing practice.
Classroom learning is augmented with supervised clinical practicums each semester as well as hands-on practice in our campus simulation labs. Courses are taught at the Coquitlam Campus.
The program prepares graduates with the required knowledge and academic skills for further education. Entry into graduate studies is dependent upon the individual program criteria, and will depend on the requirements of the learning institution.
Graduate ready to become a Registered Nurse
Graduates will qualify to write the required National Council Licensure Examination – Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and apply to become a Registered Nurse (RN) with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
Surveys show that 99 percent of our Nursing degree graduates are working in the field after graduation. (Source: B.C. Student Outcomes).
Designated Indigenous seats and support
The Nursing program offers a limited number of designated seats to Indigenous applicants who meet academic and admission requirements. Faculty in the Department of Nursing are committed to reconciliation while creating a culturally safe learning environment where inclusivity and equity are valued. The application deadlines for a designated Indigenous seat are February 1 for the Fall intake and June 1 for the Winter intake.
As an Indigenous student, you’ll also have access to resources through Indigenous Student Services, such as one-on-one support with an Indigenous Student Support Navigator, spiritual and cultural guidance from Elders, information about funding options for status and non-status Indigenous students and more. For more information on how to apply, contact our Indigenous Coordinator or Indigenous Student Support Navigator.
NOTE: International students are not currently eligible for this program. For more information, contact Douglas College International.