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Submitted by kathleen.local on Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:33pm

Our program of study is comprised of a foundational year for students entering from high school (Year One), followed by six terms of core nursing courses (Terms 3 through 8). For a quick video overview of each term and of Year One, please refer to our BN Program Information page.

PROGRAM ENTRY ROUTES

There are three routes to entry depending on the applicant's level of education.

  • Direct Entry Route for high school applicants – start Year One, Terms 1 and 2
  • Transfer Route for post-secondary transfer students – start Term 3
  • Degree Holder Route for applicants holding an undergraduate degree – start Term 3

 

YEAR ONE PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS ENTERING FROM HIGH SCHOOL

Students entering directly from high school are required to complete 5 full course equivalents (5 FCEs) in the first year of study.  Year One consists of identified foundational course requirements as well as recommended option courses.

Year One - Terms 1 and 2

  • Kinesiology 259: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (Fall) (minimum grade of C- required) 
  • Academic Writing 303 (Winter web-based)
  • Junior Arts Option (Suggestions: Psychology 203, 205, Sociology 201) 
  • Kinesiology 260: Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Winter) (minimum grade of C- required) 
  • Junior Statistics Option (Statistics 205 recommended) 
  • Junior Philosophy Option (Philosophy 249, 259, 313 or 347 recommended) 
  • Junior Open Option (Science Option recommended)
  • Three Junior Open Options*

*Open option courses allow you to explore additional areas of interest outside of your chosen degree. If you have a passion for the arts, you may wish to take a course in dance or art history. If you like to travel, perhaps you want to learn a second language such as Spanish or German. The sky is the limit. Speaking of the “sky”, how about a course in Astronomy? NOTE: Some 300 level courses, which do not have prerequisites, are open to first year students. 

NOTE: Students must register in 5 courses for Fall and 5 courses for Winter. All 10 Nursing Academic Year courses must be successfully completed prior to commencement of Term 3 (Year 2).

CORE PROGRAM FOR ALL STUDENTS

Core Nursing courses commence in Term 3 of the program. Students in all three entry routes of the Bachelor of Nursing program – Direct Entry, Transfer and Degree Holders – are required to complete terms 3 through 8. 

COURSE SCHEDULE BY TERM

  

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Term 7

Term 8

The Discipline
and Profession
of Nursing

NURS 285

NURS 385

NURS 485

NURS 495

NURS 
585

 

The Science
of Health

NURS 287

NURS 387

NURS 487

NURS 497

NURS SR 
OPTION (TBA)

 

Supporting
Health

NURS 288

NURS 388

NURS 488

NURS 498

NURS SR 
OPTION (TBA)

 

Integrating
Nursing Roles
and Practices

NURS 289 
(1 FCE)

NURS 389 
(1 FCE)

NURS 489 
(1 FCE)

NURS 499 
(1 FCE)

NURS
589 
(1 FCE)

NURS 599 
(2.5 FCEs)

1 HCE = 3 Units [NOTE: All courses are 0.5 FCE unless otherwise indicated.]

1 FCE= 6 units

COURSE LISTING BY TERM

Year 2 - Term 3

Nursing 285: The Discipline and Profession of Nursing I: Foundational Professional Concepts 

Nursing 287: The Science of Health I: Communities and Populations 

Nursing 288: Supporting Health I: Communities and Populations 

Nursing 289: Integrating Nursing Roles and Practices I: Learning, Praxis and Scholarship in the Practicum Setting (247 lab/practice hours = 1.0 FCE)

Year 2 - Term 4

Nursing 385: The Discipline and Profession of Nursing II: Inter-Professional Practice and Professional Accountability 

Nursing 387: The Science of Health II: Families in Transition 

Nursing 388: Supporting Health II: Families in Transition 

Nursing 389: Integrating Nursing Roles and Practices II: Learning, Praxis and Scholarship in the Practicum Setting (247 lab/practice hours = 1.0 FCE)

Year 3 - Term 5

Nursing 485: The Discipline and Profession of Nursing III: Furthering Inquiry and Scholarship in Nursing 

Nursing 487: The Science of Health III: People Experiencing Life Threatening Health Challenges 

Nursing 488: Supporting Health III: People with Life-Threatening Health Challenges 

Nursing 489: Integrating Nursing Roles and Practices III: Learning, Praxis and Scholarship in the Practicum Setting (247 lab/practice hours = 1.0 FCE)

Year 3 - Term 6

Nursing 495: The Discipline and Profession of Nursing IV: Understanding the Challenges of Leadership and Systems of Care 

Nursing 497: The Science of Health IV: People Experiencing Chronic Health Challenges 

Nursing 498: Supporting Health IV: People With Chronic Health Challenges 

Nursing 499: Integrating Nursing Roles and Practices IV: Learning, Praxis and Scholarship in the Practicum Setting (247 lab/practice hours = 1.0 FCE)

Year 4 - Term 7

Nursing 585: The Discipline and Profession of Nursing V: Preparing for Professional Role Transition 

Nursing 5XX: Senior Nursing Option TBA 

Nursing 5XX: Senior Nursing Option TBA 

Nursing 589: Integrating Nursing Roles and Practices V: Learning, Praxis and Scholarship in the Practicum Setting (247 lab/practice hours = 1.0 FCE)

Year 4 -Term 8

Nursing 599: Integrating Nursing Roles and Practices VI: Transition to Nursing Practice (378 practice hours = 2.5 FCEs)

TERM SCHEDULE SPECIFIC TO ENTRY ROUTE

 

BN Program Routes

 

DEGREE-HOLDERS-JANUARY ENTRY

TRANSFER STUDENTS-SEPTEMBER ENTRY

TRANSFER STUDENTS-JANUARY ENTRY

DIRECT ENTRY STUDENTS

Fall

 

Term 3

 

Term 1 

Winter

Term 3

 Term 4

Term 3

Term 2 
 

Spring/Summer

Term 4

 

Term 4

 

Fall

Term 5

Term 5

Term 5

Term 3

Winter

Term 6

Term 6

Term 6

Term 4

Spring/Summer

Term 7

Term 7

 

 

Fall

Term 8

Term 8

Term 7

Term 5

Winter

 

 

Term 8

Term 6

Spring/Summer

 

 

 

 

Fall

 

 

 

Term 7

Winter

 

 

 

Term 8