Thompson Rivers University


120 credits required.

75 transfer credits to the BScN program are to be awarded for a diploma in nursing.

45 credits to be achieved post-diploma and may consist of the following:

  • Maximum 12 Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR) Credits
  • Maximum of 22.5 credits transferred from an accredited Post-Secondary Institution.
  • Maximum 9 credits (based on individual assessment) from Canadian Nurses Association Certification Program or like professional credentialing institutions.
  • 15 of 45 post-diploma credits are to be at the fourth year level.

Due to curriculum revisions in the BScN program the 19 core credits for the Post-Diploma BScN degree will undergo minor changes.

All credits earned towards Post-Diploma BScN degree must be at the 3000 to 4000 University Transfer level.

Credit will be granted towards the degree when course grade is a C+ (or 2.33 GPA standing) or better.

The post-diploma credits are to consist of the following 19 core credit courses (or equivalent courses):

Complimentary credit courses are to be comprised:

  • 20 credits of nursing or health science courses (3000+)
  • 6 credits electives (3000+level) which may be non-nursing/health science