RN to BSN schools in Canada for US educated ADN?

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I'm interested in going to school in Canada for my BSN, but I'm having trouble finding bridge programs. I know the system is different in Canada but I'm not completely understanding how- are there ADN to BSN programs? I speak French and English and would love French language possibilities too. Thanks.

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 12 years experience. 1 Article; 13,951 Posts

Not likely as there are no ASNs in Canada. The entry to practice is BScN many US BSN-RN are deemed not comparable to Canadian nursing education standards

gypsierose

81 Posts

So throughout Canada all nursing programs are BSN?

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 34 years experience. 1 Article; 39,477 Posts

So throughout Canada all nursing programs are BSN?

Yes, that has been the case for several years

Fiona59

Has 18 years experience. 8,343 Posts

Haven't seen a diploma to BSN course promoted in years. The degree became mandatory in 2009 in my province. That was also the last year a diploma RN graduated.

RN_Pro

RN_Pro

276 Posts

So throughout Canada all nursing programs are BSN?

Yes, a 4 year BScN is required. 4 year BSN from a nursing school outside of Canada must be assessed for equivalency and ADNs would definitely be asked to further their education before being eligible for a license. You would not have to do NCLEX again though. Expect assessment and testing of skills to take at least one year and a bare minimum of $1500, after which you will be directed to next steps, likely more education.

gypsierose

81 Posts

Thanks for hte clarification!