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 will find a program that fits you and your career goals.
Choose from many OL and TRU courses to fulfill your program requirements. You can also take post-secondary courses elsewhere and transfer them to your OL program. See BC Council on Admissions and Transfer to explore your options.
Plan ahead and make the most of your Nursing credential. Our Program Advisors help you choose courses that can later be applied toward another program, either at OL or elsewhere.
- Health Care Assistant Certificate
- Interprofessional Mental Health Practice Certificate
- Interprofessional Substance Use Practice Certificate
- Return to Registered Nurse Practice Certificate
- Seniors Living Management Certificate
- Transition Courses: Nursing
The following professional associations recognize OL Nursing credentials:
- 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
- British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals
- BC Society of Medical Laboratory Science
- Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science
Before you register for a course or apply for a program, please do the following:
- Read about distance education and course delivery formats.
- Look at the program descriptions, which state any admission requirements and the residency requirements.
- Familiarize yourself with the course descriptions.
- Note the estimated program costs, learn about financial awards and support, and consider how you can fund your education.
Awards and financial support
You can apply for financial support if you meet place-of-residence requirements. See Student Awards & Financial Aid.
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 your work and life experience.