Overview

Overview

Langara’s Nursing Transition Program (NTP) is open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in the province of BC. The NTP is a one-year, part-time bridging program; upon successful completion of the program, students will transition into Term 4 (second year) of our full-time Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program to complete second and third year in order to graduate with a BSN.  This means that the length of study from the time students enter the NTP to the time they graduate from the BSN program is three years (nine consecutive semesters).

Program Outcomes

  •     Enhance professional oral and written communication.
  •     Build knowledge and practice skills.
  •     Strengthen decision making skills.
  •     Bridge to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.

As with the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) curriculum, the NTP curriculum is based on the tenets of five central philosophies and is designed to educate students to work with individuals, families, and communities from a caring and health-promotion perspective.

In the NTP, students explore the concepts associated with Health/Healing, Professional Growth, Self and Others, Nursing Practice, Nursing Knowledge, Nursing Skills, Health Sciences, Arts, and Humanities courses through classroom, laboratory, and clinical practice experiences.

The language of education in the School of Nursing is English. A high level understanding and functionality in English is essential for safe client care in all areas where health care professionals work in British Columbia. In addition, a foundational understanding of mathematics including decimals, fractions, and metric conversions is also essential.

The NTP Program has two intakes of students per year (Fall [September] and Spring [January] and may be completed over three consecutive semesters. Therefore, there is no time off during the program. However, there are college breaks of approximately two weeks duration between semesters.

Following successful completion of the NTP program, students will join 2nd year (term 4 cohort) of the BSN program.

In addition to the college-wide New Student Orientation, the School of Nursing offers orientation for all new Nursing students. Details about orientation are included in the acceptance letter.

NOTE: Course names that end in "Practice" or "Practice Experience" are clinical placement experiences and occur off-campus in a variety of health care facilities and settings.

As the program continues to evolve, the information presented on the College website and in the College Calendar is subject to change.

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