The International Educated Nurse BScN program has been developed in response to the need for registered nurses educated outside of Canada to meet the requirements to obtain the Canadian credentials for employment in Ontario.
York’s program allows students to build on the strengths they already have so they can more quickly obtain the Canadian credentials they need for employment in Ontario, Canada. We provide a program specifically designed to enhance the practice of internationally educated nurses to practice safely and competently within the Canadian context. In addition, the program provides professional mentoring opportunities which include support, clinical guidance, and the exploration of career choices. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree in 20 months of concentrated and continuous six semesters. On completion of the program the student is qualified to write the NCLEX-RN.
Within the program, teachers and students are partners in a dynamic and responsive collaborative process of discovery. Through dialogue, modeling, practice, reflective thinking, and experiential group process, we create a diverse community of learners that encourages each student to find their own voice. We encourage you to question and critical think about conventional assumptions and practices and help you gain the insights and skills that will prepare you to contribute to the evolution of health care in Canada.
Graduates of this and other programs in the School of Nursing at York will be well qualified in a wide range of nursing areas including institutional and community settings, public health promotion, education and program development in the rapidly growing health services and management sector. The program offers the building blocks that will prepare you to assume roles as practice leaders, educators and/or managers in Canada.
This is an exciting program specifically designed for internationally educated nurses who are not currently registered in Ontario. The program, which takes only 20 months to complete as a full-time student and leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN degree). Once you complete the program you will be qualified to take your NCLEX-RN Exam. The cost of the program is approximately $16000 (tuition only) for the 20 months.
Eligibility into the Program:
• be a licensed Registered Nurse in your home jurisdiction
• be a resident of Ontario (landed immigrant, Canadian citizen or convention refugee)
• College of Nurses of Ontario evaluation (diploma education equivalency)
- The deadline to apply for Winter 2019 intake is October 17, 2018.
- Your application: http://futurestudents.yorku.ca/requirements/apply (complete York Univeristy Application)
- Submit letter and transcripts from CNO including CV/Resume to Office of Admissions
- Language Proficieny Requirement (YELT - offered by York Admissions), TOEFL, IELTS. You only need to take one. - https://futurestudents.yorku.ca/requirements/language-tests. Contact Admissions for any quesitons regarding the Language Proficeincy test at 416-736-5000.
- You will also need to write CASPer Test. See information below:
Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics
All applicants to the Second-Entry BScN Nursing programs are required to complete an online assessment (CASPer™), to assist with our selection process. The CASPer™ test is comprised of 10-12 sections of video and written scenarios. CASPer™ assesses for non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics that we believe are important for successful students and graduates of our program, and will complement the other tools that we use for applicant screening. for more information please visit: https://futurestudents.yorku.ca/requirements/casper-test
CASPer Test Date:
|October 14, 2018 (Sunday) – Only available for: York IEN Applicants||5pm EDT|
|October 25, 2018 (Thursday)
for: York IEN Applicants
Please submit documents to the Office of Admissions at:
Office of Admissions
Bennett Centre for Student Services - 3rd Floor Reception
99 Ian Macdonald Blvd
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
- Application: http://futurestudents.yorku.ca/requirements/apply
- Language Proficiency Test: https://futurestudents.yorku.ca/requirements/language-tests
- CNO website: https://www.cno.org/
- CASPer test: https://futurestudents.yorku.ca/requirements/casper-test
Information sessions for students interested in applying for the IEN BScN program will be held each summer semester. Please choose from one of the following information
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and the date/time of your preferred information session. For more information, contact Jacklynn Adubofuor at 416-736-2100 ext 30011.
Accommodation for Disabilities in Clinical Courses
Guidelines Concerning Important Aspects of Accommodation for Disabilities in Undergraduate Clinical Courses in the School of Nursing at York University
The School of Nursing at York University welcomes all eligible applicants and in particular, encourages diverse representation among our graduates. By seeking a diversity of eligible applicants, the School maximizes the opportunity for aspirants to fulfill their professional potential while enriching the program through the expansion of experiences and perspectives within the discipline.
The nursing program at York University is accredited by the College of Nurses of Ontario and is designed to lead to eligibility for professional registration as a nurse in Ontario. The College of Nurses of Ontario publishes the Entry Level Competencies that are required to enter the profession in Ontario. To achieve these competencies a student needs to possess certain essential skills and abilities. These include cognitive, communicative, behavioural, psychomotor, sensory and environmental capacities, all of which are essential for professional practice. They can be found on the College of Nurses website under Requisite Skills and Abilities for Nursing Practice in Ontario.
Clinical courses are a key component of the program. The purpose of these Guidelines is to help students who have or may have disabilities to better understand the skills and abilities required to successfully complete clinical courses in undergraduate nursing programs at York University.
In order to meet the bona fide professional standards set by the College and reflected in its Requisite Skills and Abilities for Nursing Practice in Ontario, as well as in its Entry Level Competencies, the nursing program is designed as a full time, cumulative and compressed professional program.
The Nursing program challenges students not only to master and to have at their fingertips a great deal of substantive knowledge, but also to demonstrate the ability to multi-task, be mentally focused, respond urgently to patient safety and comfort concerns, and have the physical and mental stamina required for a 12 hour clinical shift. Physical requirements include the ability to stand for long periods of time and to lift and transfer patients safely while mental requirements include strong relational and self-management skills for dealing with complex, conflictual or emotionally charged clinical issues.
The requisite skills and abilities are an essential foundation for the attainment of all of these requirements. The program requirements are in turn integral to a nursing student’s accountability for a professional standard of practice which is a goal of all clinical courses. Patient safety is paramount and the integrity of our accredited programs is essential to patient safety. A student who lacks any of the requisite skills and abilities while in the program may not be successful in a clinical course or may be unable to complete the course at all. Note that in the clinical courses we cannot permit part time or reduced load as that would compromise the integrity of the intense, sequential and cumulative nature of the program and of the standard for successful completion of all its requirements.
If you have questions about your capacity to in regard to the essential skills and abilities for entry level competency as you progress through the program, you are strongly encouraged to contact Disability Services in Counselling and Disability Services. The sooner you do so, the better. More information is available on their website at http://ds.info.yorku.ca/.
You are also encouraged to meet with your Undergraduate Program Director (UPD) or Coordinator (IEN program) to discuss how accommodation in your clinical courses may affect your ultimate success in the program. To set up an appointment contact the School of Nursing office at 416-736-5271 or email@example.com. Note that York is restricted to accommodating only documented requests for diagnosed mental, physical, sensory, medical or learning disabilities, up to the point of undue hardship in terms of the professional standard required for success.
Upon successful completion of the program you are eligible to write the nursing registration exam which is administered by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO). Application to write that examination is made through the School of Nursing but for accommodation to write the registration exam, you must contact the College of Nurses directly. The College will keep a record of your accommodation request and, once you pass the registration exam and apply for registration the College may make inquiries with regard to your ability to demonstrate the entry level competencies in a clinical setting. You may be asked to sign a disclosure agreement which allows the College to ask the School of Nursing about how physical or mental health accommodations during your program at the School of Nursing impacted your ability to practice professional nursing skills during your clinical rotations.
Applicants to the College of Nurses of Ontario should be aware that registration may be denied if the applicant is not transparent about their circumstances and needs for accommodations where these prevent an applicant from meeting the CNO’s bona fide professional standards. An applicant in such a position should consult the College of Nurses of Ontario. Also if you have any questions related to the Regulated Health Professions Act as it pertains to nursing, please contact the College of Nurses of Ontario directly at 1-800-387-5526.
Term 1 (Conditional Admittance)
AP/WRIT 3900 3.00 Professional Writing for Nurses
Develops writing skills appropriate to the professional needs of nurses. Focus on university research papers and health educational materials using nursing curriculum-appropriate materials. Open to: Student enrolled in the Qualifying Pre-Session for internationally educated nurses only. Course credit exclusions: None.
HH/NURS 3901 3.00 Pharmacotherapeutics for nursing in Ontario
Emphasizes the particulars of therapeutics used in the Canadian health care context. Focuses on pharmacology and specific nursing therapeutic regimens. Examines essential clinical content necessary for safe and competent nursing practice. Course credit exclusion: None. Open to: students admitted to the qualifying pre-session of the Post RN IEN BScN program only. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.
HH/NURS 3902 3.00 Providing Culturally Competent Care
Focuses on professional issues necessary for transition to the Canadian workplace. Social, political, and regulatory issues central to nursing in Ontario will be augmented with opportunities to be mentored in the healthcare workplace. Supports preparation of culturally competent practitioners. Course credit exclusion: None. Open to: students admitted to the qualifying pre-session of the Post-RN IEN BScN program only. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.
HH/NURS 3010 3.00 Development of Self as Nurse: Nature of Nursing Knowledge
Examines the nature of nursing knowledge. Students critically reflect on the historical, socio-political and philosophic forces influencing nursing knowledge. A variety of conceptual models of nursing are explored as well as their utility for practice. Course credit exclusion: AK/NURS 3700 6.00 (prior to Summer 1997), HH/NURS 3040 3.0, HH/NURS 1511 3.00. Open to: students enrolled in the Post-RN IEN BScN program, or with permission of undergraduate director. Notes: AK/HH/NURS 3010 3.00 plus AK/HH/NURS 3020 3.00 are equivalent to AK/HH/NURS 3700 6.00. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.
HH/NURS 2731 6.00 Health Assessment
An overview of the theory and skills of health assessment with emphasis on the individual. The clinical component of this course provides for guided practice in performing assessments and will be demonstrated in laboratory and clinical practice environments. Prerequisite: HH/NURS 3901 3.00, HH/NURS 3902 3.00. Students who failed to achieve the minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) in course prerequisites will be ineligible to proceed/withdrawn from this course. Course credit exclusion(s): HH/NURS 2730 3.00. Open only to students enrolled in the Post RN IEN BScN program. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.
HH/NURS 2731P 0.00 Practicum for HH/NURS 2731 6.00
Students enrolled in HH/NURS 2731 6.00 must also enrol in this mandatory practicum.
HH/NURS 2513 3.00 Development of Self as Nurse: Ethical Ways of Knowing and Caring in Nursing
Focuses on ethical theories, concepts and issues relevant to nursing practice. Ethical decision making and nursing practice are explored. Ethical aspects of caring/human sciences are explored within the context of the CNO Ethics Practice Standard and CNA Code of Ethics. Prerequisite: HH/NURS 1511 3.00 or equivalent. Pre/Corequisite: HH/NURS 2512 3.00. Course Credit Exclusion(s): HH/NURS 3400 3.00. Open to: Students in the BScN programs. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.
HH/NURS 2300 3.00 Development of Self as Nurse: Understanding and Interpreting Quantitative Data Analysis in Nursing Research
Introduces the concepts of quantitative data analysis within the context of nursing research. Focuses on understanding and interpreting research results through examination of nursing research. Examines the fit between research purpose and results, and results and implications for nursing practice. Course credit exclusion: HH/PSYC 2021 3.00 or HH/KINE 2050 3.00. Open to: students in the Post RN IEN BScN program. Notes: Recommend AK/HH/NURS 2300 3.00 be completed prior to or concurrently with AK/HH/NURS 3300 3.00 or equivalent. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.
HH/NURS 3130 3.00 Health and Healing: Promoting Health and Healing with Individuals and Families
Philosophies and theories of health promotion and healing are critically examined. Students explore the meaning of health promotion with individuals in families, within a caring-healing perspective. Course credit exclusion: AK/NURS 3030 3.00 (prior to Summer 2002). Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.
HH/NURS 4131 6.00 Client Centered Care in the Canadian Context
Focuses on the care of patients and families within complex care situations using a client and family centred approach. Utilizes practice experience in Ontario healthcare settings to highlight essential competencies necessary for nursing practice in Canada. Prerequisite: HH/NURS 2731 6.00. Course credit exclusion: None. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.
HH/NURS 4131P 0.0 Practicum for HH/NURS 4131 6.00
Students enrolled in HH/NURS 4131 6.00 must also enrol in this mandatory practicum.
HH/NURS 4710 3.00 The Canadian Health Care System
The components of the Canadian health care system; roles played by governments, professional organizations; contemporary issues of cost control; organization and delivery of health services.
Prerequisite: For BScN students HH/NURS 3300 3.00 or HH/NURS 2700 6.00; for students in other programs AP/ADMS 2300 6.00 or equivalent or permission of the course director. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree. Course credit exclusions: None.
HH/NURS 3770 3.00 Leadership Development: Part I
This course focuses on nursing management roles and functions, organizational structure and processes and the management of human resources in a variety of health care settings. Prerequisites: For students in the BScN program, AK/HH/NURS 3040 3.00 or AK/HH/NURS 3010 3.00 or equivalent. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree. Course credit exclusion: None.
HH/NURS 3515 3.00 Development of Self as Nurse: Research and Inquiry
Explores the research basis of nursing practice. Research methods, including qualitative and quantitative approaches are examined along with methods of analysis. Students develop the ability to critique nursing research and to use research in practice. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree. Course credit exclusions: HH/NURS 3300 3.00, AP/ADMS 2300 6.00, AK/NURS 2700 6.00 (prior to Summer 1997).
HH/NURS 4525 6.00 Health & Healing: Community as Partner
This course focuses on the community as partner. Knowledge and skills related to caring for the community will be explored. The roles, concepts, and theories related to promoting of communities, using population-focused approach, will be critically examined and applied in practice. A practicum with a minimum of 144 hours over a 12 week semester provides opportunity for praxis. Prerequisites for Collaborative BScN students: HH/NURS 3524 6.00. Prerequisite for 2nd Entry BScN students: HH/NURS 2523 6.00. Prerequisite for Post RN IEN students: HH/NURS 4131 6.00. Course credit exclusion: HH/NURS 4120 6.00, AK/NURS 4140 6.00 (prior to Summer 2005). Notes: Students need to pass both practicum components in order to pass the course and are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from practicum sites. 2nd Entry and Post RN IEN students who failed to achieve the minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) in course prerequisites will be ineligible to proceed/withdrawn from this course.
HH/NURS 4525P 0.00 Practicum for HH/NURS 4525 6.00
Students enrolled in HH/NURS 4525 6.00 must also enrol in this mandatory practicum.
HH/NURS 4150 6.00 Advanced Nursing Science Practicum
The synthesis of practice, theory, insights and experiences from all other courses in the program. The primary learning outcome is nursing praxis which is the interrelationship and integration of theory and practice. Prerequisite for Post RN IEN BScN students: Successful completion of all program requirements, except for Corequisites HH/NURS 4910 3.00, HH/NURS 3740 3.00. Prerequisite for Post RN BScN program students: Successful completion of all other program requirements. Post RN BScN students must directly contact the course coordinator 60 days prior to the start of the course to arrange the practicum. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree. Course credit exclusion: AK/HH/NURS 4780 6.00 (prior to Summer 2002). Open to: students in the Post-RN and Post RN IEN BScN programs. Note: This is a one term course with a clinical practicum equivalent to 18 hours per week for 12 weeks.
HH/NURS 4150P 0.00 Practicum for HH/NURS 4150 6.00
Students enrolled in HH/NURS 4150 6.00 must also enrol in this mandatory practicum.
HH/NURS 3750 3.00 Health and Aging
A review of the epidemiology of acute and chronic disease as it informs the problem of providing health care and health services for an aging population. Special attention is given to societal implications of health problems characteristic of elderly populations. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.Course credit exclusions: AP/ADMS 3740 3.00
HH/NURS 4910 3.0 Child and Mental Health Nursing Care in Canada
Provides an overview of child health and mental health nursing in Ontario. Explores essential nursing knowledge through the provision of two, 6-week components. Involves a critical examination of key concepts, drawing upon current theory from within and outside of nursing. Prerequisites: AK/HH/NURS 4131 6.00. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree. Course credit exclusions: None. Note: Open only to students enrolled in the Post RN IEN BScN program.
Term 1 (Winter)
AP/WRIT 3900 (3 credits) Professional Writing for Nurses
HH/NURS 3901 (3 credits) Pharmacotherapeutics for nursing in Ontario
HH/NURS 3902 ( 3 credits) Providing Culturally Competent Care
Term 2 (Summer)
HH/NURS 3010 (3 credits) Development of Self as Nurse: Nature of Nursing Knowledge
HH/NURS 2731 (6 credits) Health Assessment and Application
HH/NURS 2731P (0 credits) Practicum for HH/NURS 2731 6.00
HH/NURS 2513 (3 credits) Development of Self as Nurse: Ethical Ways of Knowing and Caring in Nursing
Term 3 (Fall)
HH/NURS 2300 (3 credits) Understanding and Interpreting Quantitative Data Analysis in Nursing Research
HH/NURS 3130 (3 credits) Promoting Health and Healing with Individuals and Families
HH/NURS 4131 (6 credits) Client Centered Care in the Canadian Context
HH/NURS 4131P (0 credits) Practicum for HH/NURS 4131 6.00
HH/NURS 4710 (3 credits) The Canadian Health Care System
Term 4 (Winter)
HH/NURS 3770 (3 credits) Leadership Development: Part I
HH/NURS 3515 (3 credits) Development of Self as Nurse: Research and Inquiry
HH/NURS 4525 (6 credits) Health & Healing: Community as Partner
HH/NURS 4525P (0 credits) Practicum for HH/NURS 4525 6.00
Term 5 (Summer)
HH/NURS 4150 (6 credits) Advanced Nursing Science Practicum
HH/NURS 4150P (0 credits) Practicum for HH/NURS 4150 6.0
HH/NURS 3750 (3 credits) Health and Aging
HH/NURS 4910 (3 credits) Child and Mental Health Nursing Care in Canada
1. What are the admission requirements for the BScN?
• You have to be an Ontario Resident (landed immigrant, or Canadian Citizen)
• Licensed RN in your home jurisdiction
• College of Nurses of Ontario evaluation (diploma education equivalency)
2. How long is the program?
This program is 20 months full time.
3. How much is the program?
Tuition fees may change slightly, but the total cost for the whole program is approximately $12,000 over the 20 months. You must also buy books and supplies.
4. What are the English Requirements of your program?
Please visit the website at: http://www.yorku.ca/web/futurestudents/requirements/docs_language for information about English facility requirements and contact information. York University also offers services, including testing, to help students for whom English is not their first language.
5. Can I apply on a study permit?
You can not apply on a study permit.
6. I am a RPN can I still apply to the program?
Yes you can apply if you are an RPN but the program will still be 20 months long.
7. Can I have my Transcript (s) and /or pre-requisites assessed by the School of Nursing or the admissions department before applying for the program?
All documents will be assessed only by office of Admission when a complete application package is submitted. Please see the admission requirements for the program.
8. I am a medical doctor in my home country with years of experience can I apply?
For this program you need to be a licensed RN in you home jurisdiction. Medical doctor will not count.
9. When I completed all degree requirements of the BScN program, will I be registered to work in a hospital?
All BScN students are required to take a licensing examination administered by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) upon successful completion of the program in order to practice nursing in Ontario and elsewhere in Canada. The Registered Nurse (RN) certificate that you receive will enables you to work in health care agencies/hospitals as a qualified RN.
10. What serviced does York University offer for students?
Student Services: York University provides a variety of student services to assist students with concerns of student life. They also provide opportunities for students to connect with each other, the campus community and surrounding areas. Visit the student services webpage for details:www.yorku.ca/web/futurestudents/services/
University Sports: Please visit the university sport webpage at: www.yorku.ca/sprtyork/indexn.asp
11. Is there a map of the campus online?
Keele Campus Map: www.yorku.ca/yorkweb/maps/york2d/index.htm The School of Nursing at York University is located in Building 31, the Health, Nursing, & Environmental Studies Building.
12. What holidays/breaks are there during the program?
Students in the program have the same breaks and holidays as other York students enrolled in courses during the Fall, Winter and Summer semesters. Please see the Registrar webpage for important dates: http://registrar.yorku.ca/enrol/dates
13. When can I start working after I graduate?
Students following graduation can obtain temporary licenses and work while waiting to write the registration exam or for the results. Visit the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) webpage-Temporary Registration Guide for more details:http://www.cno.org/en/become-a-nurse/new-applicants1/
14. Are there student loans or bursaries?
You may be eligible for a loan from the Ontario Student Assistant program (OSAP) Please see the webpage for more information: http://osap.yorku.ca/
15. If I have additional question who can I contact?
If you have additional inquiries you can contact the program by sending us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the program office at 416-736-2100 ex 30009. You may also visit us in person on the third (3) Floor of the Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies Building (HNES- No. 31).