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 will find a program that fits you and your career goals.

Choose from many Open Learning and TRU courses to fulfill your program requirements. You can also access post-secondary courses from other institutions and transfer them to your OL program. See BC Council on Admissions & Transfer (BCCAT) 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.

Start your journey today.

Estimated Program Costs

If you are a domestic student, estimated costs (tuition and fees) for most Nursing programs are listed here. If you are an international student and/or your program is not listed, contact contact us. Be aware that your actual costs may vary.

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 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
  • College of Registered Nurses of BC
  • BC Society of Medical Laboratory Science
  • Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science

If you are interested in the scientific application of technology to assist in the diagnosis, treatment, management and care of patients with cardiopulmonary and associated disorders, see TRU Respiratory Therapy.

Getting Started

Read about distance education and course delivery formats. Look at the program descriptions, which state the admission requirements (if any) and residency requirements. Familiarize yourself with the course descriptions, too. Note the estimated program costs, learn about student awards and financial support, and consider how you can fund your education.

Awards and Financial Support

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


If you have applied for or been admitted to a 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.

Contact Us

We’re with you at every step of your educational journey! Please contact us with your questions about Open Learning, student awards andfinancial support, the program application process, Nursing programs and courses or the many services available to you as an online student.