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Nursing Bridging Programs at Ontario Colleges

Explore bridging programs to gain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Nurses are in high demand, and are expected to remain so for quite some time. If you’re in the nursing field, Ontario college nursing bridging programs may be the right option for you; programs provide the education needed for Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) to get BScNs and become Registered Nurses (RNs), for internationally trained nurses to get certified for work in Ontario and for RNs to improve their current skills.

If you’re interested in furthering your nursing education, here’s what you need to know. More

Nursing Bridging Courses

Nursing courses in bridging programs provide in-depth knowledge and an enhanced learning experience for RPNs and RNs - those who already have a certain level of education and experience in the nursing field.

Program lengths will vary, but all programs will consist of different types of nursing courses that allow students to bridge into Bachelor of Science Nursing programs if a certain academic level is achieved. Course subjects in lectures and lab practice may include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Ethics
  • Research
  • Technology in health care
  • Health assessment

Some nursing bridging programs offer clinical placements, where students will gain real-life experience applying the skills they’ve learned in the program.

General Nursing Bridging Program Requirements

For Registered Practical Nurses, nursing bridging programs at Ontario colleges require proof of certification in Ontario, as well as transcripts from your college program.

Some bridging programs are used by RNs, including those wanting to brush up on their medical knowledge and those who are internationally educated. Requirements for these cases vary, so check program details carefully.

Nursing Bridging Jobs and Salaries

Nursing jobs can be found in a variety of medical settings, such as clinics, hospitals, nursing homes and other health centres. Nurses work in a wide range of medical departments, including (but not limited to):

  • Intensive care
  • Long-term care
  • Pediatrics
  • Emergency
  • Surgery

Graduates may choose to further their nursing education in a program that has an area of specialization, like critical care or operating room perioperative.

The average starting salary for graduates of Ontario college nursing bridging programs is $46,000 per year. RN salaries are much higher with experience, averaging around $70,000 per year and even higher for those with a specialty.

Ontario Colleges Offering Nursing Bridging Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of nursing bridging programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details BACHELOR OF NURSING (SECOND ENTRY PREPARATION) HUMBER NORTH CLOSED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

BACHELOR OF NURSING (SECOND ENTRY PREPARATION)


  • Program Length: 7 SEMESTERS (CONSECUTIVE)
  • Program Code: 09341
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: COLLABORATIVE
  • Program Type: ACCELERATED
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING CANADORE COLLEGE DRIVE CLOSED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PSN
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: COLLABORATIVE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Bridge to Practical Nursing for Internationally Educated Health Professionals CONESTOGA DOON OPEN Full Time 2016 - Mar Visit

Bridge to Practical Nursing for Internationally Educated Health Professionals


  • Program Length: 23 WEEKS
  • Program Code: 1321
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER - PRE-PRACTICAL NURSING PATHWAY LAMBTON MAIN OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER - PRE-PRACTICAL NURSING PATHWAY


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PSWM
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details PRACTICAL NURSING SENECA YORK GATE OPEN Full Time 2016 - Jan Visit

PRACTICAL NURSING


  • Program Length: 5 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: PND
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details Practical Nursing to Bachelor of Science - Nursing LAMBTON MAIN WAITLISTED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

Practical Nursing to Bachelor of Science - Nursing


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: BSCP
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details PRACTICAL NURSING-FOREIGN TRAINED NURSE OPTION (ENTRY LEVEL 3) ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

PRACTICAL NURSING-FOREIGN TRAINED NURSE OPTION (ENTRY LEVEL 3)


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1704F01F
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 3
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

College Of Nurses Of Ontario Assessment Letter Will Direct Applicant To Appropriate Program - For Clarification Of Your Cno Assessment Letter Contact: Orientation To Nursing In Ontario Coordinator 613-727-4723 X 5085.

Show details PSW PATHWAY TO PRACTICAL NURSING GEORGE BROWN WATERFRONT CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

PSW PATHWAY TO PRACTICAL NURSING


  • Program Length: 1 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: S119
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details PSW PATHWAY TO PRACTICAL NURSING GEORGE BROWN WATERFRONT CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2016 - Jan Visit

PSW PATHWAY TO PRACTICAL NURSING


  • Program Length: 1 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: S119
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details REGISTERED PRACTICAL NURSE (DIPLOMA) TO BSCN PROGRAM CONESTOGA DOON CLOSED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

REGISTERED PRACTICAL NURSE (DIPLOMA) TO BSCN PROGRAM


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1185
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: COLLABORATIVE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details REGISTERED PRACTICAL NURSE TO BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (RPN TO BSCN) E-STREAM MOHAWK INST. FOR APPLIED HEALTH SCI. CLOSED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

REGISTERED PRACTICAL NURSE TO BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (RPN TO BSCN) E-STREAM


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 755
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: COLLABORATIVE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details RPN BRIDGE TO BSCN GEORGE BROWN WATERFRONT CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

RPN BRIDGE TO BSCN


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: S122
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Is A Two Semester Bridging Program For Registered Practical Nurses (Who Have Graduated From A Two Year Diploma Program In Ontario), Who Upon Successful Completion May Apply To Trent University'S Nursing Degree Program, Offered Onsite At George Brown College.

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