Goals and Objectives

Goals and Objectives

Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia to write the Canadian version of the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

A graduate of the program will:

  1. Practice nursing with a health promotion perspective and an ethic of caring within a variety of contexts and with a diverse client population;
  2. Be an independent, self-directed, self-motivated, and life-long learner with a questioning mind and a familiarity with inquiry approaches to learning;
  3. Be self-reflective, self-evaluative, accountable, and make clinical judgments based on different ways of knowing, including critical thinking, intuition, research and evaluation;
  4. Create and influence the future of nursing practice at a political, social, and professional level by responding to and anticipating the changing needs of society;
  5. Be prepared to meet the professional practice requirement as identified in the Standards for Nursing Practice in British Columbia; the Nursing Competencies and Skills Required of the New Graduate; and the Educational Requirements for Future Nurses outlined by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).

Goals

The goals of the Nursing Program at Langara College are to create an independent, self directed, accountable professional who practices nursing with a health promotion perspective and an ethic of caring. This nurse will make practice judgements based on critical thinking, intuition, research and evaluation in a variety of contexts with a diverse client population. He or she will be prepared to meet the professional practice requirements as outlined by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).

Purpose

The Nursing Program offered at Langara College is designed to educate nurses to work with individuals, families and communities from a caring and health promotion perspective. The program is driven by, and emphasizes, nurses' work. Students are assisted to develop sensitivity to people's experiences with health and healing. Educational methods emphasize student and faculty interactions and individual learning processes. Small group work and discussions enhance student involvement and participation. By being aware of nurses' professional roles, students work as partners with clients and other health care providers. As a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, you will be an active participant in changing the health care system and creating health for all.

Completion Length

Langara College offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree using a curriculum revised in 2013. Students wishing to transfer to another program for degree completion may do so after meeting admission and progression requirements of the transfer site.

The length of the program depends on the point at which you enter. Options are available for the generic or beginning student, transfer student, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN).

Generic BSN Students

The total time in the program is 9 consecutive terms (36 months). Graduates apply to the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC) to write the Canadian version of the NCLEX.

Transfer Students

Students in good standing from nurse education programs may apply for transfer to the Langara College BSN program. Applicants need to request a Supplemental Nursing Transfer form from Registrar and Enrolment Services. The documents required for transfer are clearly outlined. Following an assessment of documents, students will be offered a seat in the appropriate term based on seat availability. A transfer student's time to complete the program will vary based on where they enter the program.

Students have 60 months from the date of initial registration in Term 1 to complete the Nursing Program. All leaves, suspension terms, and terms where an offered seat has been refused, will be included when calculating program completion time.

Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses have 52 months from the date of initial registration in the Nursing Transition Program to complete the program. All leaves, suspension terms, and terms where an offered seat has been refused, will be included when calculating program completion time.

Program Breaks

All terms are consecutive; therefore, there are no terms off during the program. However, there are college breaks of approximately two weeks duration between terms.