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

Total (87 units) Fall Winter
Phase 1 
  • Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition offered at Algonquin College - Woodroffe campus
  • Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition offered at Algonquin College - Woodroffe campus
Phase 2

Note: Bridging students cannot complete phase 2 enrollment online. Please visit the Academic Office at MNT232 or send an email to for assistance.

  • HSS1100 Microbiology and Immunology
  • HSS2381 AW Quantitative Methods in Health Sciences I
  • PSY1101 AW Introduction to Psychology: Foundations
  • Elective
  • ANP1107 Human Anatomy and Physiology III
  • NSG3301 AW Research in Nursing
  • PHA3112 Clinical Pharmacology
  • PHI1370 Philosophical Issues in Health Care
Phase 3


  • NSG3107 AW Family-Centered Care of Children with Acute and Chronic Illness
    (prerequisites: NSG2113, 2313, PHA3112, PHS4300. Corequisite: NSG3307)
  • NSG3111 AW Care of the Childbearing Family
    (prerequisites: NSG2113, 2313, PHA3112, PHS4300. Corequisite: NSG3311)
  • NSG3127 AW Nursing Professionalism and Ethics
    (prerequisites: NSG2113, 2313)
  • NSG3307 AW Practicum: Family-Centered Care of Children with Acute and Chronic Illness
    (prerequisite: NSG2313. Corequisite: NSG3107)
  • NSG3311 AW Practicum: Childbearing Family
    (prerequisite: NSG2317. Corequisite: NSG3111)
  • NSG3103 AW Theory in Nursing
    (prerequisites: NSG2113, 2313, PHI1370)
  • NSG3105 AW Care of Adults Experiencing Illness
    (prerequisites: NSG2113, 2313, PHA3112, PHS4300. Corequisite: NSG3305)
  • NSG3137 AW Practicum: Mental Health
    (prerequisite: NSG2313. Corequisite: NSG3320)
  • NSG3305 AW Practicum: Care of Adults Experiencing Illness
    (prerequisite: NSG2317. Corequisite: NSG3105)
  • NSG3320 AW Mental Health Nursing
    (prerequisites: NSG2113, 2313, PHA3112, PHS4300, PSY2114. Corequisite: NSG3137)
Phase 4 
  • NSG3123 AW Community Health Nursing
    (prerequisites: NSG2113, 2313. Corequisite: NSG3323)
  • NSG3323 AW Practicum: Community Health Nursing
    (prerequisite: NSG2313. Corequisite: NSG3123)
  • NSG4330 AW Complex Nursing Care
    (prerequisites: NSG3105, 3107, 3111, 3127, 3320. Corequisites: NSG3123, NSG4430)
  • NSG4430 AW Practicum: Complex Nursing Care (6 units)
    (prerequisites: NSG3137, 3305, 3307, 3311. Prerequisite or corequisite: NSG3323. Corequisite: NSG4330)
  • NSG4134 AW Political and Economic Contexts of Health Care
    (prerequisite: 18 units of NSG courses at the 3000 level or above. Corequisite: NSG4245)
  • NSG4245 AW Practicum: Consolidation (9 units)
    (prerequisites: NSG3103, 3123, 3127, 3323, 4330, 4430. Corequisites: NSG4134, SAI4120)
  • SAI4120 AW Interprofessional Health Care Practice
    (prerequisite: 81 university units. Corequisite: NSG4245)

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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