Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University



Our Nursing programs provide you with exciting options for your career path. Whether you are setting out on your nursing career or returning to your past practice, you'll find a program for you.

OL offers many courses that fulfill program requirements for our Nursing programs, but you may need courses from other post-secondary institutions to meet some requirements. See BC Council on Admissions & Transfer (BCCAT) to explore your course options.

Our Program Advisors can help you so you can plan ahead by taking courses toward your Nursing credential that can later be applied toward another program, either at OL or elsewhere.


Health Care Assistant Certificate College
Interprofessional Mental Health Practice Certificate College
Interprofessional Substance Use Practice Certificate College
Return to Registered Nurse Practice Certificate University
Seniors Living Management Certificate University
Transition Courses: Nursing University

Professional Associations

The following professional associations recognize Nursing credentials earned through OL:

  • Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC
  • Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators
  • College of Physical Therapists of BC
  • BC College of Massage Therapy
  • Canadian Healthcare Association
  • Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapy
  • College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC
  • College of Registered Nurses of BC
  • BC Society of Medical Laboratory Science
  • Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science

If your interest is in the scientific application of technology to assist in the diagnosis, treatment, management and care of patients with cardiopulmonary and associated disorders, please see TRU Respiratory Therapy.

Before Registering or Applying

First, read about distance education and course delivery formats. Look at the program descriptions, which state the admission requirements (if any) and residency requirements. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the course descriptions, too.

Financial Assistance

You can apply for financial assistance if you meet specific place of residence requirements. See Student Awards & Financial Support.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

If you have applied for or been admitted to an OL Nursing program, you may be eligible for credit based on an assessment of your prior learning. PLAR allows you to earn academic credits for knowledge, training and skills gained through work and life experience.


Email Student Services if you have any questions about our Nursing programs and courses.