Practical Nurse to Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing Bridge

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A practical nursing student at Camosun

Program at a glance



Work experience


Study options


Open to International


Area of study

Health Sciences


8 months + completion of BSN Year 3 and 4

Highly competitive program

Next intake: Fall 2024
Application period: Closed

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 Nursing, Baccalaureate of Science (BSN) program

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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 (September to April) for 8 months of coursework at Camosun College, you'll transition into a Consolidated Practice Experience (N290), in May.  You will then enter into the two remaining years (Yrs 3 and 4) for BSN offered by Camosun College and UVic.

Indigenous Priority Seating

Indigenous Limited Priority Admissions 

The School of Health & Human Services (HHS) offers Priority Seating for Indigenous students in all Health related programs.

Visit Eyēʔ Sqȃ’lewen - Centre for Indigenous Education & Community Connections (IECC) for information on how to apply.  

Any questions about the application process, please contact

The Indigenous Limited Priority Admissions process, approved by the Board of Governors, supported by the Education Council, and approved by the BC Human Rights Tribunal, welcomes applications from all qualified Indigenous applicants.

Program outline

Year One

Academic Term 1

If you are considering transfer to a collaborative BC college or university, an additional English elective may be necessary in order to meet graduating requirements of that institution. (Consult that institution's calendar for program requirements.)

Course Credit
All of  
NURS 112Registered Nursing As Scholarly Practice3
NURS 252Integrated Health Sciences for RN Practice 13
One of  
ENGL 151Academic Writing Strategies3
ENGL 161Literary Genres3
ENGL 163Intro to Literary Traditions3
ENGL 164Indigenous Literature3


Academic Term 2

Course Credit
All of  
HLTH 111Indigenous Peoples' Health3
NURS 233Surgical, Acute and Chronic Illness Nursing Care3
NURS 253Integrated Health Sciences for RN Practice 23
PHIL 250Healthcare Ethics3

What to expect

The courses are designed to provide you with a transformational education while recognizing the education, skills and nursing experience that LPNs bring to the program. The PN2BSN courses will support you by being flexible in design and by including specific pedagogical approaches (including evolving case studies) that prepare you for professional RN practice.

Your focus will be on clinical reasoning, care planning, prioritization, and evaluation in the context of acute and chronic health challenges and co-morbidities. Learn to provide clear, caring communication, and documentation for patients, families, and other health care providers. Graduates of the program will be eligible to enter the consolidated practice experience at the end of second year (Consolidated Practice Experience 2), and continue to the fifth semester of the BSN program.

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 Uvic's requirements
  • Acknowledge and understand the requirements for registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing & Midwives (BCCNM) as laid out in the BCCNM document Requisite Skills and Abilities (RSAs). Complete the RSA acknowledgement form.


  • 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.

Contact us

If you have admissions questions contact the Admissions office

If you have questions about what you can expect to learn in your Nursing class contact

Faculty/staff profile

Robin Humble, Practice Placement Coordinator, BSN

Robin Humble, PhD(c) MPH BSN

Chair of Nursing Program
Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness
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Faculty/staff profile

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Teresa Evangelou

Associate Chair
Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness
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Contact information

School of Health and Human Services

Campus location

Alex and Jo Campbell Centre of Health and Wellness (CHW) 207

Location link

Interurban Campus



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