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Bachelor of Science in Nursing [B.S.N]

 3 years
 124 Credits
 full time
 on campus

Field of Study

$ 18,900 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • The Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Douglas College is offered as 4 years or 6-term teaching program.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis only.
  • Students have to Successfully complete 124 credits.
  • The conceptual framework of the program is based on the concepts of relational practice, critical inquiry, leadership, ethics of care, health promotion, and inter-professional collaboration. 
  • This degree program is designed to give students the knowledge and experience for safe, compassionate, evidence-based, competent, and ethical nursing practice.
  • The courses are taught at the David Lam Campus located in Coquitlam. All courses and learning experiences are critical to student success.
  • To be eligible for admission to the Nursing program, students must complete the following courses as part of their 30-credit Certificate in Academic Foundations, with a minimum grade of C+ (65%).
  • The courses required to advance into the 2nd years of the Nursing program are in very high demand and fill quickly.
  • Students are encouraged to plan a second-choice academic program or path in the event that seats are not available in the required Nursing eligibility courses.
  • Students must be able to attend clinical practicums which can occur any day of the week (including weekends). The shifts can be 8 or 12 hours long and may start as early as 6:30 am. 
  • Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program are prepared to practice nursing in a variety of settings, including acute care (general and selected specialized areas), intermediate care, long-term care, and community care.
  • The average salary of the program goes up to 39,654 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration3 years
Total Credits124
Fees$ 60,528 for 3 years or 124 Credits Program
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - May 31)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students have to complete a High school graduation degree.
  • A minimum of 17 years of age is required to the students by the end of the first month of studies in the semester of entry to Douglas College.
  • Students hold a minimum overall grade average of 60% (or equivalent) in the final year of high school.
  • Students acquire a minimum final grade of “C” or 60% (or equivalent) in Grade 11 Mathematics or equivalent for most programs.
  • Students must complete the following required 30 university transfer (UT) credits, with a minimum grade of C+ (65%) in each 3 credit course:
    • Biology (BIOL 1103, BIOL 1203, BIOL 2200, BIOL 2401)
    • ENGL 1130 and one UT ENGL elective course
    • MATH 1160 or PSYC 2300
    • 3 credit UT Social Science/Humanities elective
    • 6 credits UT electives

Language Requirements:

  • The students must be able to understand and fluently speak the language of instruction (English) in the program. Proof of linguistic proficiency may be required.
  • The students whose official language is not English must submit the English Language Proficiency scores like IELTS or TOEFL.
  • If the student does not meet the language requirements they can take English Language Learning and Acquisition (ELLA) program and complete it and pursue this program.

Required Document List

The Documents required are:

  • Resume/CV - This provides a summary of the experience and skills of the student.
  • Potential Interview- Students may be required to participate in an interview with representatives of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program for the purposes of providing additional information and/or for academic counseling.
  • Financial Documentation - The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
  • Letter of Recommendation - This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree.
  • Statement of Purpose - This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
  • College Transcripts - The marks statement provided by the education board after completion of the previous academic qualifications.
  • Health Assessment- A satisfactory health assessment completed by a physician or nurse practitioner.
  • Immunization Record - A current record of recommended immunizations consistent with the requirements of practice
  • Criminal Record Check  - Details will be provided at the time the students are offered admission to the program.
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention Certificate.
  • Students have to submit English Language requirement scores like TOEFL, IELTS, etc.

Application Deadline

May 31

Sep 30

Jan 31

Fall 2021 applications will open on October 1, 2020

Scores Required

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearsYear 1Year 2Year 3
Tuition fees$18900$18900$18900
Health insurance$525$525$525
Total fees$20176$20176$20176

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and board$ 9,000

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
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VISA & Work Study


  • Student visa and Visitor Visa (Optional) is required to study in Canada. 
  • The Student visa is a document that the Canadian government issues that allow foreign nationals to study at institutions in Canada.
  • A Student visa is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. The 90 days lets the student prepare to leave Canada or apply to extend their stay.
  • The cost of the Student visa is 112 USD.
  • The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity 
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

  • "On-campus" is defined as employment facilities within the boundaries of the campus. Students are only allowed to work on the campus at which they are registered as full-time students.
  • The student may work on-campus without a work permit if:
    • Is a full-time student enrolled at Douglas College
    • Have a valid study permit
    • Have a valid SIN 
  • International students can work off-campus if the student is:
    • full-time student enrolled at Douglas College
    • In an academic program that is at least 6 months in duration and that leads to a degree, diploma, or certificate
    • Have a valid study permit, valid SIN
  • To maintain working eligibility off-campus, most students must be enrolled full-time (9 credits minimum).
  • Eligible students can work up to 20 hours per week during academic sessions.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Registered nurse at a hospital
  • Clinical nurse specialists
  • Nurse manager
  • Nursing director
  • Nurse educator
  • Clinical research nurse
  • Public health nurse

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