This program is designed for registered practical nurses (diploma) who want to continue their studies with the goal of entering the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) collaborative program with Algonquin College and the University of Ottawa. Students complete a program of study leading to an assessment of their eligibility for course equivalencies towards the BScN program. After completing this one term program, students receive a certificate of completion which permits admission into the bridging courses at the University or College site. SUCCESS FACTORS This program is well-suited for students who: Enjoy the challenges of working with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Like working with others as a member of a team or in a leadership role. Have strong problem-solving and analytical skills. Are dedicated patient advocates. Are life long learners. Are experiencial learners.