Practical Nursing 2

Practical Nurse to Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing Bridge

Please note: this program is awaiting approval and not accepting applications at this time. The earliest tentative start date will be Fall 2024.

As additional information becomes available this page will be updated.

Program at a glance



Area of Study

Health Sciences

Study options


Work experience


Open to International



8 months

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Practical Nursing

Build on your experience as an LPN

You'll build on your education and work experience as an Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) through an accessible, unique program designed to achieve success in Camosun's Nursing, Baccalaureate of Science (BSN) program

Information Sessions

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This bridging program recognizes your education and knowledge as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) while introducing and emphasizing the disciplinary (theoretical and philosophical) underpinnings of professional nursing knowledge necessary for practice as an RN.

Start at Camosun, finish at UVic

After successfully completing two semesters of coursework at Camosun College, you'll transition into a consolidated practice experience (N290) in the BSN partnership program offered by Camosun College and UVic.

Curriculum & courses

Admission Requirements

Ready to get started? Get your application in for the September intake.

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

All of:

  • Completion of Biology 12 or Anatomy & Physiology 12 with at least 73%.
  • Completion of Chemistry 12 with at least 73%.
  • Graduate of a recognized two-year Practical Nursing diploma program with a minimum grade of ‘B’ in each course.
  • Currently licensed to practice with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC).
  • A letter from an employer or supervisor describing satisfactory work performance and suitability for the PN2BSN bridge program.
  • All students must complete the English Language Proficiency as per


  • Entry to the PN2BSN program is competitive and preference for admission will be given to those with higher academic standing.
  • Students who have been previously unsuccessful in another BSN program will not be eligible for admission.

Our Teaching Staff

Camosun College is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students’ individual journeys.

Faculty/staff profile

Dwayne Pettyjohn, Chair of Nursing

Dwayne Pettyjohn

Chair of Nursing Program

Dwayne’s healthcare professional career started in Toronto where he attended Humber College and graduated as an Ambulance Attendant in 1987.  He ...

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Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.

Contact information

Nursing Department

Campus location

School of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Camosun College Interurban
Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health & Wellness
4461 Interurban Road
Victoria BC V9E 2C1