Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) - Ottawa Campus

Total (120 units) Fall Winter
1st year
30 units 
  • ANP1105 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • ENG1100 Workshop in Essay Writing
  • HSS1101 Determinants of Health
  • PSY1101 Introduction to Psychology: Foundations
  • Elective
  • ANP1106 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • ANP1107 Human Anatomy and Physiology III
  • HSS1100 Microbiology and Immunology
  • PHI1370 Philosophical Issues in Health Care
  • Elective
2nd year
30 units
  • HSS2381 Quantitative Methods in Health Sciences I
  • NSG2113 Introduction to Nursing Science
    (prerequisites: 24 university units including ANP1105, 1106, 1107, HSS1100, 1101, PHI1370)
  • NSG2317 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 Introduction to Nursing Practice1
    (prerequisites or corequisites: NSG2113, 2317. Corequisites: PHA3112)
  • NSG3301 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
  • NSG3105 Care of Adults Experiencing Illness  
    (prerequisites: NSG2113, 2313, NSG3301, PHA3112, PHS4300. Corequisite: NSG3305)
  • NSG3127 Nursing Professionalism and Ethics 
    (prerequisites: NSG2113, 2313)
  • NSG3137 Practicum: Mental Health1
    (prerequisite: NSG2313. Corequisite: NSG3320)
  • NSG3305 Practicum: Care of Adults1 Experiencing Illness 
    (prerequisite: NSG2317. Corequisite: NSG3105)
  • NSG3320 Mental Health Nursing
    (prerequisites: NSG2113, 2313, NSG3301, PHA3112, PHS4300, PSY2114. Corequisite: NSG3137)
  • NSG3103 Theory in Nursing 
    (prerequisites: NSG2113, 2313, NSG3301, PHI1370)
  • NSG3107 Family-Centered Care of Children with Acute and Chronic Illness  
    (prerequisites: NSG2113, 2313, NSG3301, PHA3112, PHS4300. Corequisite: NSG3307)
  • NSG3111 Care of the Childbearing Family
    (prerequisites: NSG2113, 2313, NSG3301 PHA3112, PHS4300. Corequisite: NSG3311)
  • NSG3307 Practicum: Family-Centered Care of Children with Acute and Chronic Illness1 
    (prerequisite: NSG2313. Corequisite: NSG3107)
  • NSG3311 Practicum: Childbearing Family1
    (prerequisite: NSG2317. Corequisite: NSG3111)
4th year
30 units 
  • NSG3123 Community Health Nursing
    (prerequisites: NSG2113, 2313. Corequisite: NSG3323)
  • NSG3323 Practicum: Community Health Nursing1
    (prerequisite: NSG2313. Corequisite: NSG3123)
  • NSG4330 Complex Nursing Care
    (prerequisites: NSG3105, 3107, 3111, 3127, 3320. Corequisites: NSG3123, NSG4430)
  • NSG4430 Practicum: Complex Nursing Care (6 units)1
    (prerequisites: NSG3137, 3305, 3307, 3311. Prerequisite or corequisite: NSG3323. Corequisite: NSG4330)
  • NSG4134 Political and Economic Contexts of Health Care
    (prerequisite: 18 units of NSG courses at the 3000 level or above. Corequisite: NSG4245)
  • NSG4245 Practicum: Consolidation (9 units)1
    (prerequisites: NSG3103, 3123, 3127, 3323, 4330, 4430. Corequisites: NSG4134, SAI4120)
  • SAI4120 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.


To find an elective visit the course timetable.
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 20. 
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

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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