Certificate of Achievement | Barrydowne

The RPN to BSCN bridge is a CNO approved program, designed to allow Registered Practical Nurses an opportunity to become a Registered Nurse.  With successful completion of the one semester (Spring) semester bridge, you will directly enter year three of our Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program and complete your nursing degree in 5 semesters.

Through an experience-based learning approach, you will become confident applying concepts to patients and situations through case studies and hands-on experiences during clinical placements.  You will grow your leadership skills and become a critical thinker who understands the value of teamwork and collaboration in health care teams. With a focus on diversity and inclusion, you will also gain the knowledge and skills to provide appropriate and culturally-sensitive care to Indigenous communities and special populations.  

This program allows for practical learning in a range of settings in both Acute Care and Community settings, as well as Simulation opportunities each year to supplement learning opportunities and the application of knowledge and technical skills.


Applicants seeking admissions to the bridging program must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a graduate from a CNO approved Practical Nursing diploma program in Ontario with a final grade point average (GPA) of 75%
  • Be a member in good standing as an RPN with CNO
  • Have completed 2000 hours of employed nursing practice in the last five (5) years (self-declared)

Students looking to complete this certificate and seek advanced standing in the Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing program should apply to PNUR at OCAS.

Program Delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

  1. Spring 2024


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

  1. Spring 2025

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How to Apply

Health Sciences, Nursing and Emergency Services

Certificate Requirements

In order to obtain the Certificate of Completion, the following courses must be completed:

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
NUR 2202 Assessment Theory and Lab 3
BIO 1108 Microbiology and Immunology 3
PTH 2000 Pathophysiology Biochemistry 4
ENG 1107 Introduction to Scholarly Writing 3
NUR 2203 Advanced Praxis Theory Lab 3
MTH 1207 Numeracy and Statistics 3
NUR 2405 Critical Thinking and Inquiry 3
NUR 1201 Relational Practice 3
 Total Credits25


Tuition and Ancillary Fees

The total domestic tuition fees for each course is listed below.

CourseCreditsDomestic TuitionAncillary FeesTotal Domestic Fees
BIO 11083 credits$263.76$72.66$336.42
ENG 11073 credits$263.76$72.66$336.42
MTH 12073 credits$263.76$72.66$336.42
NUR 12013 credits$263.76$72.66$336.42
NUR 22023 credits$263.76$72.66$336.42
NUR 22033 credits$263.76$72.66$336.42
NUR 24053 credits$263.76$72.66$336.42
PTH 20004 credits$351.68$96.88$448.56
TOTAL25 credits$2,198.00$605.50$2,803.50

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees for Part-time studies.

Important Note: The tuition above denotes domestic tuition fees only.  International applicants should contact Pathways or Continuing Education for further information regarding the admissions process.

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