The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program equips students with the broad base of knowledge and skills necessary to provide professional nursing care in an increasingly complex health care system.

The Langara College Nursing Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The curriculum has been revised for September 2013.

The Nursing Department offers the Nursing Transition Program for Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses.

The Department also offers the Post Degree Diploma in Nursing Practice in Canada for internationally educated Nurses.

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

Nursing at Langara College

We believe that we have a unique and innovative program reflecting current changes in health care education, health care, and the health needs of our society.

As Langara College is situated in a large urban centre, nursing students have access to a multiplicity of practice areas, many of which are unique (Ross Street Sikh Temple) or well known both nationally and internationally (BC Children’s Hospital).

Vancouver is also noted for its multicultural perspective. Students studying nursing at Langara College will find their learning experiences enriched through the contributions of faculty members and students who represent many of these cultures.


The Langara College BSN Program is designed to educate nurses to work with individuals, families, and communities from a caring and health-promotion perspective. The BSN Program has two intakes of students per year (September and January) and is delivered over 9 consecutive terms (36 months) in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

Students develop sensitivity to people’s experiences with healing and health promotion. Educational methods emphasize student and faculty interactions as well as individual learning processes. Small group work and discussions enhance student involvement and participation. Students work as partners with clients and other health care providers to learn about nurses’ professional roles.

The purpose of the Langara College Nursing Program is to provide students with the broad base of knowledge and skills necessary for the practice of professional nursing in a growing and complex health care system. With a focus on caring and health promotion, students learn to work with individuals, families, groups, communities and health professionals in a variety of practice settings.