BSCN – Thompson Rivers University School of Nursing (SON)
- Over the past 35 years, Thompson Rivers University School of Nursing (SON) has had a long history of offering nursing education. Since 1992, the Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing Degree Program (BScN) has been in existence.
- The curriculum places a strong emphasis on graduates making a positive influence on people’s health and well-being. Many of the program’s teachers and graduates have received honors and other recognition for their contributions to nursing education, practice, and research.
- Graduates of the BScN program are able to take the National Council Licensure Examination after completing the program (NCLEX). You apply for registration with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) to practice as a Registered Nurse after passing the NCLEX (RN).
- The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) is a four-year program that prepares students to work as competent nurses in a variety of healthcare settings (institutional, community, and international), with people who have a variety of health concerns and come from a variety of social and economic backgrounds.
- For 80 students, the BScN program consists of eight academic semesters that begin in September. The practice courses require all students to work multiple shifts (days, evenings, and nights) during the week and on weekends, as well as out-of-town placements. View the curriculum and courses for the BScN degree program.
- The BScN program is well-known for its dedication to international health. The program’s immersion learning in Canada and overseas (for example, Hazelton, BC, and Norway) has resulted in very good learning experiences for both students and communities.
- Graduates of the BScN program can work in both community and institutional settings in health care. Graduates of the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) can seek registration with the governing body in other Canadian jurisdictions.
- Those who intend to work outside of Canada may be required to take a registration exam in the country they wish to work in.
Steps to take next
- Graduates of the BSN program can pursue advanced degrees such as a Master’s degree or a
- Ph.D. These additional degrees are necessary for many administrative and research responsibilities in nursing practice settings, as well as professor positions in university nursing schools.