Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) (Algonquin College - Woodroffe Campus)

Total (120 units) Fall Winter
1st year
30 units 
  • ANP1105 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • ENG1100 Workshop in Essay Writing
  • HSS1101 WC Determinants of Health
  • PSY1101 WC Introduction to Psychology: Foundations
  • Elective
  • ANP1106 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • ANP1107 Human Anatomy and Physiology III
  • HSS1100 WC Microbiology and Immunology
  • PHI1370 Philosophical Issues in Health Care
  • Elective
2nd year
30 units
  • HSS2381 WC Quantitative Methods in Health Sciences I
  • NSG2113 WC Introduction to Nursing Science
    (prerequisites: 24 university units including ANP1105, 1106, 1107, HSS1100, 1101, PHI1370)
  • NSG2317 WC Health Assessment
    (prerequisites: 24 university units including ANP1105, 1106, 1107, HSS1100, 1101. Corequisite: PSY2114)
  • PHS4300 Pathophysiology
    (prerequisites: ANP1105, 1106 ,1107)
  • PSY2114 Lifespan Psychology
    (prerequisite: PSY1101. PSY2114 & 2105 cannot be combined for credits)
  • NSG2313 WC Introduction to Nursing Practice1
    (prerequisites or corequisites: NSG2113, 2317. Corequisites: PHA3112, PSY2114)
  • NSG3301 WC or WB Research in Nursing
    (prerequisites: HSS1101, 2381. NSG3301 & HSS3101 cannot be combined for credits)
  • PHA3112 Clinical Pharmacology
    (prerequisites: ANP1105, 1106, 1107)
  • Elective
  • Elective


3rd year
30 units
  • NSG3107 WC or WB Family-Centered Care of Children with Acute and Chronic Illness
    (prerequisites: NSG2113, 2313, PHA3112, PHS4300. Corequisite: NSG3307)
  • NSG3111 WC or WB Care of the Childbearing Family
    (prerequisites: NSG2113, 2313, PHA3112, PHS4300. Corequisite: NSG3311)
  • NSG3127 WC Nursing Professionalism and Ethics
    (prerequisites: NSG2113, 2313)
  • NSG3307 WC Practicum: Family-Centered Care of Children with Acute and Chronic Illness1
    (prerequisite: NSG2313. Corequisite: NSG3107)
  • NSG3311 WC Practicum: Childbearing Family1
    (prerequisite: NSG2317. Corequisite: NSG3111)
  • NSG3103 WC Theory in Nursing
    (prerequisites: NSG2113, 2313, PHI1370)
  • NSG3105 WC Care of Adults Experiencing Illness
    (prerequisites: NSG2113, 2313, PHA3112, PHS4300. Corequisite: NSG3305)
  • NSG3137 WC Practicum: Mental Health1
    (prerequisite: NSG2313. Corequisite: NSG3320)
  • NSG3305 WC Practicum: Care of Adults Experiencing Illness1
    (prerequisite: NSG2317. Corequisite: NSG3105)
  • NSG3320 WC Mental Health Nursing
    (prerequisites: NSG2113, 2313, PHA3112, PHS4300, PSY2114. Corequisite: NSG3137)


4th year
30 units 
  • NSG3123 WC Community Health Nursing
    (prerequisites: NSG2113, 2313. Corequisite: NSG3323)
  • NSG3323 WC Practicum: Community Health Nursing1 
    (prerequisite: NSG2313. Corequisite: NSG3123)
  • NSG4330 WC  Complex Nursing Care 
    (prerequisites: NSG3105, 3107, 3111, 3127, 3320. Corequisites: NSG3123, NSG4430)
  • NSG4430 WC Practicum: Complex Nursing Care (6 units)1
    (prerequisites: NSG3137, 3305, 3307, 3311. Prerequisite or corequisite: NSG3323. Corequisite: NSG4330)
  • NSG4134 WC  Political and Economic Contexts of Health Care 
    (prerequisite: 18 units of NSG courses at the 3000 level or above. Corequisite: NSG4245)
  • NSG4245 WC Practicum: Consolidation (9 units)1
    (prerequisites: NSG3103, 3123, 3127, 3323, 4330, 4430. Corequisites: NSG4134, SAI4120)
  • SAI4120 WC 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.


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 20th.

To find an elective, visit the course timetable. Choose advanced search, select off campus and Pembroke or course offered on-line on the location menu.

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.

1 Courses with clinical components
2 Courses offered by videoconference from the University of Ottawa to Algonquin College - Pembroke Campus

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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