Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSCN)
Degree | 8 semesters | Barrydowne | Limited Enrolment
Want a career where you'll be in demand, earn a good salary, make a difference in your community, and have access to national and international job opportunities? Earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree through Cambrian, and you'll have the skills, knowledge, and practical experience to take on nursing roles in hospitals, long-term care settings, community care centres, and other health organizations.
The Laurentian University Four-Year Collaborative Nursing Program, in collaboration with Laurentian University, Northern College, St. Lawrence College, Sault College and Cambrian College, combines courses in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences with preparation in the theory and practice of nursing. Clinical experiences in hospitals and community health care agencies during the program enable you to put into practice the knowledge and skills learned in classes. You will have the opportunity to work with physicians, dieticians, physiotherapists, and members of other health care disciplines.
4 years – 8 semesters
Placements in a variety of healthcare settings
Hands-on training in Cambrian's high-tech nursing lab
Mentorship opportunities in the College's onsite Medical Clinic
Participate in community health promotion projects such as health fairs
Cambrian grads consistently have an above-average pass rate for the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) registration exam
Throughout the program, you will have a rotation of clinical placements in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community agencies. You must be prepared to cover any costs incurred with clinical placements in-town and out-of-town. Agency placements may occur on all shifts, especially during preceptorship rotations in semesters 7 and 8.
4D Learning Opportunities
Trip to Costa Rica – In 2015, students traveled to Costa Rica to help provide health education and check-ups to families and individuals.
Teddy Bear Picnic – Each year, Nursing students conduct a "health check" on teddy bears auctioned off at this fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society.
Nursing Student Council – Become a member of this student-led organization to help raise awareness of health issues on campus.
Registration to Practice - Registered Nurse Designation
Upon successful completion of all courses as outlined in the program of study, you are eligible to write the examination for registered nurse credentialing as set out by the College of Nurses of Ontario in semester 8. The cost of the exam will be your responsibility.
Limited Enrolment – 80 seats available
Please note that possession of the requirements does not guarantee admission. If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available in the program, the College reserves the right to select from among those applicants. All students applying by February 1 will be given equal consideration. Preference will be given to Ontario residents. Please see the Limited Enrolment F.A.Q.'s on our website under "How to Apply" for further details.
For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:
- Any grade 12 English (U)
- Any grade 12 mathematics (U)
- Any grade 12 biology (U)
- Any grade 12 chemistry (U)
- Any 2 additional grade 12 courses (U) or (M)
Required: A minimum overall average of 75% in all prerequisite courses.
Note: Cambrian College's Pre-Health Sciences (HLPG) program is the designated preferred preparatory program for admission to Cambrian College's limited enrolment Health Sciences programs. Limited enrolment programs are identified within the detailed program descriptions. The minimum GPA and grades required for successful admission will be determined by the quality and quantity of the applicant pool.
- Standard First Aid Certificate, Basic Cardiac Life Support Certificate (Canadian Heart and Stroke Guidelines), WHMIS certificate, AODA certificate, Respiratory Mask Fit testing (N-95 -3M model mask size), and Criminal Record Check.
- The student is also responsible to submit the entry immunization form (completed) by the date suggested on mycambrian.ca.
- This form includes the following immunization requirements:
- Two-step TB test
- Immunizations: tuberculosis screening, varicella, Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella, Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis, and Hepatitis B.
- Current Influenza Immunization (when available for season)
The student is responsible for the cost of appropriate uniforms and equipment (e.g. stethoscope, lab kit, watch, etc.) required for the clinical area. Upon successful completion of all courses as outlined in the program of study, the student is eligible to write the examination for registered nurse credentialing as set out by the College of Nurses of Ontario in the 8th semester.
The student is also responsible for the following costs:
- Registered nurses examination
- Initial certificate of competence. Students will be informed of the cost for this examination, and it is their responsibility to pay this fee by the designated date.
Semester 1 - Fall 2016
Semester 2 - Winter 2017
Semester 3 - Fall 2017
Semester 4 - Winter 2018
Semester 5 - Fall 2019
Semester 6 - Winter 2019
Semester 7 - Fall 2019
Semester 8 - Winter 2020
Program of Study
|BIO 2107||Human Anatomy and Physiology I 1||6|
|BSN 1004||Self and Family Health||4|
|BSN 1056||Introduction to Professional Growth||3|
|BSN 1206||Self Others I: Personal Discovery||3|
|PSY 1115||Introductory Psychology 1||6|
|BSN 1007||Family Exper/Chronic Health Challen||3|
|BSN 1194||Introduction to Nursing Practice||4|
|BSN 1207||Self/Others II:Interpers Relat/Awar||3|
|BIO 2036||Microbiology Health Sciences||3|
|BSN 2006||Healing I:Episodic Health Challenge||3|
|BSN 2184||Nursing Practice II||4|
|CHM 2222||Clinical Chemistry I 1||6|
|One of the following Elective course:||3|
|or BSN 2300||or Elective III|
|BSN 2057||Professional Growth II:Nursing Prof||3|
|BSN 2107||Pathophysiology: A Nursing Persp.||3|
|BSN 2144||Nursing Practice III||7|
|BSN 3005||Primary Health Care Health Promo. 1||6|
|BSN 3056||Prof Growth III:Teac/Learn Pro Nurs||3|
|BSN 3084||Nursing Practice IV||4|
|BSN 3206||Self Others III:Helping Relations||3|
|BSN 3406||Nursing Inquiry||3|
|BSN 3066||Professional Growth IV: Empowerment||3|
|BSN 3094||Nursing Practice V||4|
|BSN 3416||Nursing Research||3|
|One of the following Elective courses:||3|
|Psychopathology for Health Profess.||3|
|BSN 4057||Professional Growth VI||3|
|BSN 4084||Nursing Practice VI||4|
|BSN 4206||Self Others IV: Group Process||3|
|BSN 4416||Nursing Research II||3|
|One of the following Elective courses:||3|
|BSN 4056||Prof Growth V:Nurses Influe Changes||3|
|BSN 4094||Nursing Practice VII||9|
Full Year Course
Tuition Fee (Canadian Students)
The tuition fee for the 2015-2016 academic year is $6,961.50. Next year's tuition fees will be available by May 1, 2016.
Books & Supplies
The estimated cost of books and supplies for 2015-2016 is approximately $3,000 for first year. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.
A Bachelor of Science in Nursing enables graduates to work with individuals (children, adults, the elderly), families, and communities in:
- Health care agencies
- Clients' homes
Nurses with a B.Sc.N. degree can pursue Masters and Doctoral studies to prepare for work as educators, clinical experts, and researchers.
Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.