Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bridging Program for Registered Practical Nurses (Algonquin College - Pembroke Campus)

Academic Year 2017-2018

Total (87 units) Fall Winter
Phase 1 
  • Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition offered at Algonquin College - Pembroke campus
  • Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition offered at Algonquin College - Pembroke campus
Phase 2
  • HSS2381 AP Quantitative Methods in Health Sciences I
  • PSY1101 AP Introduction to Psychology: Foundations
  • Elective



  • ANP1107 AP Human Anatomy and Physiology III
  • NSG3301 AP Research in Nursing
  • PHA3112 AP Clinical Pharmacology
  • PHI1370 AP Philosophical Issues in Health Care
  • HSS1100 AP Microbiology and Immunology




Phase 3


  • NSG3107 AP  Family-Centered Care of Children with Acute and Chronic Illness
  • NSG3111 AP Care of the Childbearing Family
  • NSG3127 AP Nursing Professionalism and Ethics
  • NSG3307 AP Practicum: Family-Centered Care of Children with Acute and Chronic Illness
  • NSG3311 AP Practicum: Childbearing Family



  • NSG3103 AP Theory in Nursing
  • NSG3105 AP Care of Adults Experiencing Illness
  • NSG3137 AP Practicum: Mental Health
  • NSG3305 AP Practicum: Care of Adults Experiencing Illness
  • NSG3320 AP Mental Health Nursing


Phase 4 
  • NSG3123 AP Community Health Nursing
  • NSG3323 AP Practicum: Community Health Nursing
  • NSG4330 AP Complex Nursing Care
  • NSG4430 AP Practicum: Complex Nursing Care (6 units)


  • NSG4134 AP Political and Economic Contexts of Health Care
  • NSG4245 AP Practicum: Consolidation (9 units)
  • SAI4120 AP Interprofessional Health Care Practice




It is important to follow this course sequence if you wish to complete the requirements of your program in four years. Any failure, withdrawal or modification of a course in this sequence could result in a delay in completing the requirements of
your program.


For more information regarding Phase 1 visit the Academic Pathway for Movement from Ontario College Diploma in Practical Nursing to BScN.
Phase 2 can be taken on a part-time basis. After completion of the bridging requirements (24 units) students complete the requirements of the 3rd and 4th year of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
To find an elective, visit the timetable of courses
Clinical placements may occur during the day, the evening, on weekends and some may extend until the month of May and June. The deadline to register to a clinical placement is June 30. 
All NSG courses require a passing mark of C+.
It is mandatory for all students who have been away from clinical for more than 6 months to register and successfully complete the Clinical Update course. For more information concerning registration, please email the Academic Office.

Registration requirements for clinical placements
Please consult the Office of Risk Management to obtain more information regarding the additional program requirements:

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