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Faculty: Health Sciences
Credits: 30.0
Length: Two semesters
Campuses: Coquitlam, New Westminster
Credential: Certificate
Admission Type: Limited enrolment
program overview
Applicants wishing to enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program must first acquire a solid academic foundation by completing the Certificate in Academic Foundations. Students must successfully complete specific courses as outlined in Academic Admission Requirements for the BSN Program.

NOTE: International students are not currently eligible for this program. For more information, contact Douglas College International.
curriculum framework

Academic Foundations (Nursing eligibility) 

Semester One

Semester Two

Semester Three

BIOL 1103

BIOL 1203

BIOL 2200

ENGL 1130 *

English Elective *

BIOL 2401


MATH 1160 ** or PSYC 2300 ***



* can be taken in any semester
** can be taken in any semester provided the prerequisite for MATH 1160 is met
*** can be taken in any semester provided the prerequisite for PSYC 2300 is met

Please note that admission to the Certificate in Academic Foundations Program does not guarantee course availability or registration.

career transfer pathways
Individuals who have successfully completed the Academic Foundations for Nursing Program are eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program.

The number of students who complete the required Academic Foundations courses exceeds the number of seats that are available in the BSN program. Qualified students who do not receive an offer of admission can apply to a future BSN intake or use the Academic Foundations courses to pursue another academic program.
admission requirements
program cost

You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page. 

Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.

curriculum guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.