Contribute to excellence in patient care.
The collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program helps you develop the skills to enter the field of nursing. This program prepares you to take on the role of Registered Nurse - offering quality care in the healthcare system.
In this program, you experience classroom, laboratory and clinical learning in a wide variety of settings. Key program outcomes include developing critical thinking and communication skills, as you become a professional nurse who solves problems as part of healthcare teams.
This is a four-year program offered in collaboration with the University of Ottawa. You experience both theoretical and applied courses that help you succeed. You may choose to study at either the University of Ottawa, Algonquin (Ottawa campus) or Algonquin (Pembroke campus).
Those studying at Algonquin College (Ottawa campus) take some of their courses in the first year at the University of Ottawa. Those studying at Algonquin College (Pembroke campus) take all of their classes in Pembroke.
Regardless of the location chosen, all successful students graduate with a BScN from the University of Ottawa. Graduates are eligible to write the NCLEX to become a Registered Nurse in Canada. As a graduate, you contribute to the development of nursing as an art and as a science. Following graduation, you may pursue graduate studies.
BScN graduates are in high demand and may work in hospitals, community health agencies, long-term care facilities, private practice and a variety of other settings across Canada and around the world.
This program is well-suited for students who:
Employment settings: hospitals, rehabilitation centres, long-term care, public health departments, community agencies, home care, schools, private industry, government, developing countries and disaster-relief areas.
The legislated Scope of Practice for nurses from the College of Nurses of Ontario is: The practice of nursing is the promotion of health, and the assessment of, the provision of care for, and the treatment of health conditions by supportive, preventive, therapeutic, palliative and rehabilitative means in order to attain or maintain optimal function (Nursing Act 1991, as cited in CNO 2011).
Graduates must be licensed by the College of Nurses of Ontario in order to practice in Ontario.