Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)

Program Overview

Program Overview

Degree:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)
Major:
Nursing
Stream(s):
Collaborative
Program Option(s):
Specialized Honours — 120 credits
Offered by:
School of Nursing

 

Today’s nursing profession is both an art and a science. Faculty of Health's Collaborative Nursing program is designed for students who have no previous nursing experience. It recognizes and values this perspective and educates nurses using a 'praxis' model that blends theory and practice.

You will acquire critical thinking and research skills as well as gain extensive practicum/clinical experience. The combination of in-class discussions, laboratory and classroom simulations, and clinical placements will help you develop a high degree of theoretical, practical and philosophical knowledge around human caring. Through this approach you will learn to practice nursing using a holistic approach towards individuals, families and communities.

Students in this innovative and exciting four-year collaborative degree program will select one of our collaborative partner sites (Seneca and Georgian Colleges) for the first two years of their degree followed by years three and four at York University. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree from York and will be eligible to write the certification examinations from the College of Nurses of Ontario in order to become a Registered Nurse.

The Collaborative BScN Program is a 4 year full-time program. There is no part-time option.  You can submit your application through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) or apply directly through York Admissions Office.

The Admission Office will assist you with your previous pre-requisites for equivalency already completed at previous post-secondary institution.

In collaboration with Seneca and Georgian College, the first two years of the program is completed at one of the College partners and the last two years are completed at York.  You must also meet Faculty specific admission requirements since some programs have additional or supplementary requirements for admission.

You need to proceed through the admission process first and then if you are accepted into the Collaborative BScN program it will be determined by the College level (Seneca or Georgian) if you are eligible for transfer credits for 1st year and/or 2nd year.

Transfer Credit Assessment Request Form

Requirements

Admission Requirements

To apply for the Collaborative BScN Program,  the applicants must have six 4U credits with a minimum 80% average

  • 4U English
  • 4U Biology
  • 4U Chemistry or Physics
  • 4U Math
  • 2 courses at the 4U/4M level

Application Deadline

The application deadline is February 1, 2020 for admission to the Program in September 2020.

You must submit official transcripts for University level studies, completed or in progress (proof of enrollment) by the application deadline date, as well as supporting documents (official transcripts, etc)

For more information regarding the Office of Admissions, please visit http://www.yorku.ca/web/futurestudents/contact.html or contact the Admission Office at 416-736-5000 or email study@yorku.ca

Application Submission

Transfer students from other nursing programs are not accepted into the program. Applicants from other university/college programs, including York, should meet the admission requirements below to apply for the Collaborative BScN program. However, for further information, please contact the Office of Admissions at York, at 416-736-5000 or email  study@yorku.ca as they will assist applicants with previous courses completed for equivalency.

Interested candidates can submit an application through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) or Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) or apply directly to York University. The Office of Admissions will consider both High School grades as well as University level studies for Admission.

York University Online Application: http://futurestudents.yorku.ca/applying/onlineapp
OR
Ontario University Application Centrehttps://www.ouac.on.ca/

Mature students need to complete the prerequisite courses. To apply as a mature student you have to be 20 by the end of the year in which you are applying and have been out of full time high school for two years. For more information, please visit: http://futurestudents.yorku.ca/requirements/mature

**Submit all supporting documents for assessment to Office of Admissions.

Internationally Educated Applicants

Students who have studied outside of Canada and the United States are subject to the same criteria noted above and must have completed their studies at a recognized university at least at the Bachelor's degree level.

Visa Students Applicants

Please visit website at: http://futurestudents.yorku.ca/requirements/intl

Requirements for BScN Study in Ontario

Essential Requirements for Study in
Baccalaureate Nursing Programs in Ontario

(COUPN - Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing, January 2019)

Purpose

This document provides information for applicants to Ontario baccalaureate nursing programs, students, faculty, staff, accessibility service providers, health professionals, and the public about the essential requirements required for successful completion of these programs. The purpose of the Essential Requirements document is to:

  • provide information to prospective baccalaureate nursing candidates so they can make an informed choice regarding applying to a program;
  • assist prospective and current candidates in deciding if they should register with student accessibility services;
  • assist candidates, student accessibility advisors, faculty, staff and health professionals in developing reasonable accommodations such that candidates may meet the essential requirements;
  • help ensure the safety of learners during the education program; and
  • help ensure the safety of patients/clients during student clinical encounters.
CONTEXT FOR LEARNING IN A BACCALAUREATE NURSING PROGRAM

Ontario baccalaureate programs in Nursing are responsible to society for providing their enrolled students with opportunities to develop the qualifications (academic knowledge, professional behaviours, attitudes and clinical skills) to enter the profession of Registered Nursing in Ontario. Learning moves from simple to complex in order to prepare graduates to meet entry-to-practice competencies set by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).[1] Students learn in the academic classroom and simulation lab, and also engage with patients/clients in a range of settings from hospital and long-term care to home and community. Patients/clients may be individuals in isolation or with their families; clients may also be a community or a population.

The description of the essential requirements below is not intended to exclude individuals who may require reasonable accommodation to achieve competency development. It is advisable to discuss such accommodations and/or learning supports with the university’s student accessibility services during the pre-admission or admission phase.

Requests for accommodation and/or learning supports are considered on a case-by-case basis, according to provincial laws and the educational institutions’ applicable policies, regulations and procedures.

An offer of admission to a nursing program is not evidence that the nursing program has independently verified an applicant’s ability to meet the essential requirements in the domains described below.

In addition to obtaining a Canadian nursing baccalaureate degree or equivalent, graduates must meet the additional seven requirements set by the CNO in order to become registered and practice as a Registered Nurse in Ontario.[2]

DESCRIPTION OF THE ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS IN ONTARIO BACCALAUREATE PROGRAMS IN NURSING
COGNITION

Students must be able to acquire and retain new information from various sources. Examples include reading and comprehending a range of written documents, including anatomical diagrams, digital displays, medication labels, textbooks, articles, and columns of numbers such as those recorded on flow charts. Students must be able to sustain prolonged attention, concentration and focus in various academic activities, as well as in stressful and distracting practice environments. They must be able to retain information as memory and apply and transfer information from one situation to another. Other cognitive skills that are required include: telling time; counting rates such as a pulse; accurately adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing; computing fractions; using a calculator; writing numbers in records; identifying and differentiating sounds related to heart, lung or other body systems; and recognizing abnormal odours.

INFORMATION GATHERING ABILITIES

Students must be able to participate in learning situations and client interactions for the purposes of gathering and recording information. This information may be gathered in a number of different ways, including but not limited to observing (using all relevant senses), listening, searching, reading, understanding and synthesizing. Students will learn to gather information through interviewing, auscultating (listening with a stethoscope), palpating, smelling, percussing, and reviewing documents (such as reading charts and electronic documents). In addition, a student must be able to use, observe and use diagnostic aids and/or instruments directly or in an adaptive form for the purposes of gathering information.

CRITICAL THINKING CAPABILITIES

Students must be able to learn to use cognitive and information gathering skills to address individual patient/client needs by noticing, reasoning, interpreting, and responding in a safe, caring and appropriate manner.  This requires problem solving and judgment in order to analyze, integrate, synthesize, and apply information to the patient/client situation or context. Students must be able to become familiar with clinical models, theoretical nursing frameworks, and scholarly evidence in order to critically appraise these, and interpret and apply them in a particular patient/client context.

PHYSICAL/MOTOR ABILITIES

To succeed in a nursing program, students must have sufficient fine motor skills, physical endurance, physical strength and mobility to learn the clinical skills required to safely care for clients.[3]

Examples include:[4]

Mobility
  • Move within small spaces
  • Raise equipment above shoulders
  • Bend and reach
  • Walk, stand and maintain balance
Fine Motor Skills
  • Manual dexterity to pick up, grasp and manipulate small objects with hands, with and without gloves
  • Use a computer
  • Perform complex sequences of hand/eye coordination, e.g., preparing and giving an injection
Physical Endurance
  • Correctly sustain repetitive movements (e.g., Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation)
  • Work for up to 12 hours, with occasional rest times
Physical Strength
  • Support clients with position changes, e.g., bed to chair.
  • Move, push, pull, and/or carry objects, e.g., computers, medication carts, lift machines
  • Use upper body strength for Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
RESILIENCE

Students must be able to adapt to and manage a range of unexpected, changing, stressful, emotionally charged, and/or ethically challenging situations, for example respiratory arrest, bleeding, patient death, or disclosure of abuse. Students must be able to deal with academic requirements through prioritization of activities, effective time management, focus and discipline.  Some examples of academic requirements may include: presentations to colleagues, oral examinations, practical examinations, debates, and assignment deadlines. Students must be able to receive, reflect on and integrate constructive feedback. Students must be aware of their own emotions and behaviours and develop the ability to further regulate these in order to focus on required program activities. They must have the ability to recognize their own stress, develop stress management abilities and self-care strategies, including being able to seek resources and assistance when needed.

ETHICS

Students entering a nursing program must have an interest in assisting individuals and their families and communities in achieving their goals, and to do so in ways that acknowledge ethical values. The CNO has identified the following values as being most important to providing nursing care in Ontario[5]:  client well-being, client choice, privacy and confidentiality, respect for life, maintaining commitments, truthfulness, and fairness. To succeed in nursing, students must demonstrate integrity, sensitivity, compassion and concern for others including clients, peers and colleagues with whom they work collaboratively to build trusting relationships. They must be respectful of the individuality and diversity of others, regardless of their background characteristics such as age, health status, place of origin, race, culture, ethnicity, political or spiritual beliefs, socio-economic status, marital status, occupation, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, lifestyle, mental ability, or physical ability.

COMMUNICATION/INTERPERSONAL ABILITIES

The ability to develop mature, sensitive, and effective relationships with patients, families and other members of the health care team is required. This includes the ability to communicate with and relate to other people in a caring manner.

Students must have the ability to develop excellent observational, listening, oral and written communication skills, as well as to develop the capacity to sensitively perceive and convey verbal and non-verbal information effectively and efficiently. Students must also be able to develop the ability to coherently summarize the patient/client condition, assessment, and intervention plan, both verbally and in text, in compliance with regulatory and organizational record-keeping standards and privacy and confidentiality legislation and standards.

Examples include:

  • Hear, speak, write, and comprehend the principal language or languages of the program
  • Learn to understand and respond to patient and colleague perspectives
  • Become aware of and respond to the body language of oneself and others
  • Develop an understanding and use of clinical terminology
  • Learn to document pertinent patient findings in writing or in electronic format
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

York University School of Nursing is committed to ensuring that students are afforded an academic environment that is dedicated to the advancement of learning and that is based on the principles of equitable access and individual dignity; as such, they are committed to facilitating the integration of students with disabilities into the University community. The School of Nursing also strive to preserve the academic integrity of the University and the program by affirming that all students satisfy the essential requirements of the program and program courses.

Each student with a disability is entitled to reasonable accommodation that will assist them to meet the program standards and academic requirements.  Reasonable accommodation cannot compromise the essential requirements of a program or client/patient safety and well-being. The purpose of a reasonable accommodation is to ensure the student with a disability has the same opportunity as ​their student peers to attain the required operational level, but is not meant to guarantee success in the program.

Exploring reasonable accommodation options may involve the exercise of flexibility by both the University and the student with disability, while maintaining the academic and technical standards and requirements of the program. The student with a disability must be able to demonstrate the requisite knowledge and behaviours, and perform the necessary skills independently and safely.  In rare circumstances an intermediary may be appropriate.  Instances when an intermediary may not be appropriate include, for example, where the intermediary has to provide cognitive support; or is a substitute for cognitive skills; or is solely conducting an assessment or treatment; or supplements clinical reasoning or judgment.   The appropriateness of an intermediary will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Before accepting an offer of admission, students who may require disability related accommodations are strongly advised to review the policies, procedures, and regulations regarding accommodations and consult with the Students Accessibility Services. Please note that certain accommodations obtained in previous educational settings may not be appropriate, particularly with respect to clinical requirements. If admitted, students will be required to follow the policies and procedures of the University and School of Nursing.

NOTE:  specific programs in Ontario may have additional program specific essential requirements.

Approved by COUPN January 2019

 


[3] These abilities could be demonstrated with or without accommodations, as noted in the Context section above.

[4] Modified from, “Representative Skills, Abilities, and Capacities for the Bachelor of Nursing Program,” University of Manitoba http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/nursing/undergrad/rep-skills.html.

Courses

Courses

Collaborative BScN Courses

Year 3 – Term 1 (Fall)

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. Course credit exclusions: HH/NURS 3300 3.00, AP/ADMS 2300 6.00. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

SC/BIOL 2900 3.00 Microbiology for Nurses
An introductory course in medical microbiology designed for nursing students. Topics include: structure/function relationships of viruses, bacteria and fungi; physical and chemical control of microbial growth; human/microbe interactions; immunology; major infectious diseases of humans; epidemiology and public health. Prerequisite: Entry in the collaborative Nursing program. Course credit exclusions: SC/BIOL 2905 3.00, SC/BIOL 3150 4.00. Note: Not eligible for biology credit towards a Biology/Biochemistry /Environmental Biology program. Not open to students who have taken SC/BIOL 3150 4.00.

HH/NURS 3524 6.00 Health and Healing: Client Centred Care of Individuals and Families in Child and Mental Health Settings
Emphasizes planning and implementing caring/healing and health promotion activities with culturally diverse individuals and families in child health and mental health settings. A specific human science theory informs the construction and interpretation of client-centred approaches to care in each setting. Integrates current theory drawn from both within and outside of nursing with opportunities for clinical application through practicum placements. Prerequisites: HH/NURS 2523 6.00, HH/NURS 2534 3.00, HH/NURS 2512 3.00, HH/NURS 2513 3.00, HH/NURS 4525 6.00 (for second Entry BScN students only). 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: HH/NURS 3910 6.00. Open to: Students in the York-Seneca-Georgian Collaborative and 2nd Entry BScN Programs. Note: Students need to pass both classroom and both practicum components in order to pass the course. Students must provide their own transportation to practicum placements. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

HH/NURS 3524P 0.00 Practicum for HH/NURS 3524 6.00
Students enrolled in HH/NURS 3524 6.00 must also enroll in this mandatory practicum.

Nursing or Non-Nursing Elective 3.00 (3000 level or 4000 level)
Students are required to complete two nursing electives and two non-nursing electives in the 3000 or 4000 level 3.00 or 6.00 credit) to fulfill their degree requirements. Students can take one 6.00 credit course or two 3.00 credit course. The non-nursing electives must not require any prerequisites. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in Nursing Elective for the BScN degree.

Year 3 – Term 2 (Winter)

HH/NURS 3514 3.00 Development of Self as Nurse: Nurse as Leader and Agent of Change
Explores leadership and change theories and applies related concepts and processes to the practice of nursing. Develops understanding of the socio-political context for change, analyzes leadership and change strategies to enhance professional practice and health care. Prerequisite: HH/NURS 2512 3.00. Course Credit Exclusion(s): HH/NURS 3050 3.00 (prior to Winter 2012), HH/NURS 4000 3.00. Open to: Students in the York-Seneca-Georgian Collaborative and 2nd Entry BScN Programs. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

HH/PSYC 2021 3.00 Statistical Methods I
The fundamental concepts and application of descriptive statistics. An introduction to probability and inferential statistics, including hypothesis testing with the normal- and t-distributions. Prerequisite or corequisite: AK/AS/HH/SC/PSYC 1010 6.00 or AK/HH/PSYC 2410 6.00, GL/PSYC 2510 6.00,with a minimum grade of C when used as a prerequisite. Course credit exclusions: AK/AS/HH/SC/PSYC 2020 6.00, AK/PSYC 2510 3.00 (prior to Summer 2002), SC/BIOL 2060 3.00, SC/BIOL 3090 3.00 (prior to Summer 2000), AS/ECON 2500 3.00, AK/ECON 3470 3.00, AS/HH/SC/KINE 2050 3.00, AK/AS/SC/MATH 2500 3.00, AK/AS/SC/MATH 2560 3.00, AS/POLS 3300 6.00, AS/SOCI 3030 6.00, GL/PSYC 2530 3.00.

Nursing or Non-Nursing Elective 3.00 (3000 level or 4000 level)
Students are required to complete two nursing electives and two non-nursing electives in the 3000 or 4000 level 3.00 or 6.00 credit) to fulfill their degree requirements. Students can take one 6.00 credit course or two 3.00 credit course. The non-nursing electives must not require any prerequisites. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in Nursing Elective for the BScN degree.

 HH/NURS 4525 6.00 Health and Healing: Community as a 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 or corequisite for Collaborative BScN students: HH/NURS 3515 3.00, HH/NURS 3514 3.00. Prerequisite for second Entry BScN students: HH/NURS 2523 6.00. Prerequisite for Post RN IEN students: HH/NURS 4131 6.00. PRIOR TO FALL 2012: course credit exclusion: HH/NURS 4120 6.00. 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. A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

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.

OR

HH/NURS 4526 6.00 Health and Healing: Client Centred Care of Individuals and Families in Homes and Acute Settings
Integrates the theoretical and practice components of family/client-centred nursing care with clients experiencing acute or chronic health challenges. Through classroom and practicum experiences, students expand their knowledge of the therapeutic role of nursing care of individuals and families in homes and acute care settings. Prerequisite: HH/NURS 3524 6.00. Prerequisites or corequisites: HH/NURS 3514 3.00, HH/NURS 3515 3.00. Students who failed to achieve the minimum grade of 5.00 (5.00 (C+)) in course prerequisites will be ineligible to proceed/withdrawn from this course. Course credit equivalent: HH/NURS 4130 6.00. Open to: Students in the York-Seneca-Georgian Collaborative BScN Program. Note: Students need to pass both classroom and practicum components in order to pass the course. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from practice placements. A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

HH/NURS 4526P 0.00 Practicum for HH/NURS 4526 6.00
Students enrolled in HH/NURS 4526 6.00 must also enrol in this mandatory practicum.

Year 3 – Term 3 (Summer)

Optional for students to enroll in nursing or non-nursing elective(s)

Students are required to complete two nursing electives and two non-nursing electives in the 3000 or 4000 level 3.00 or 6.00 credit) to fulfill their degree requirements. Students can take one 6.00 credit course or two 3.00 credit course. The non-nursing electives must not require any prerequisites. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in Nursing Elective for the BScN degree.

Year 4 – Term 4 (Fall)

HH/NURS 4516 3.00 Development of Self as Nurse: Advanced Professional Issues.
Prepares students for transitioning into the workforce by examining the context of nursing practice within the Canadian health care system, analyzing current workplace and professional issues which influence nurses' roles in health care, and developing skills related to seeking employment. Prerequisite: HH/NURS 3514 3.00. Prerequisite or corequisite for Collaborative students: HH/NURS 4525 6.00, HH/NURS 4526 6.00. Prerequisites or corequisites for second Entry students: HH/NURS 4525 6.00, HH/NURS 3524 6.00. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

HH/NURS 4525 6.00 Health and Healing: Community as a 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 or corequisite for Collaborative BScN students: HH/NURS 3515 3.00, HH/NURS 3514 3.00. Prerequisite for second Entry BScN students: HH/NURS 2523 6.00. Prerequisite for Post RN IEN students: HH/NURS 4131 6.00. PRIOR TO FALL 2012: course credit exclusion: HH/NURS 4120 6.00. 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. A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

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.

OR

HH/NURS 4526 6.00 Health and Healing: Client Centred Care of Individuals and Families in Homes & Acute Settings
Integrates the theoretical and practice components of family/client-centred nursing care with clients experiencing acute or chronic health challenges. Through classroom and practicum experiences, students expand their knowledge of the therapeutic role of nursing care of individuals and families in homes and acute care settings. Prerequisite: HH/NURS 3524 6.00. Prerequisites or corequisites: HH/NURS 3514 3.00, HH/NURS 3515 3.00. Students who failed to achieve the minimum grade of 5.00 (5.00 (C+)) in course prerequisites will be ineligible to proceed/withdrawn from this course. Course credit equivalent: HH/NURS 4130 6.00. Open to: Students in the York-Seneca-Georgian Collaborative BScN Program. Note: Students need to pass both classroom and practicum components in order to pass the course. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from practice placements. A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

HH/NURS 4526P 0.00 Practicum for HH/NURS 4526 6.00
Students enrolled in HH/NURS 4526 6.00 must also enrol in this mandatory practicum.

NURS 4546 Health and Healing: Global Context of Nursing
Focuses on global issues and trends related to present and future scenarios of human and planetary health. Caring, the central concept in nursing is explored within the global context. Nurses' roles, responsibilities and actions are examined in relation to the promotion of global health. Prerequisites or corequisites for BScN program: all 3000-level courses. Post-RN Course credit exclusion: HH/NURS 4100 3.00 (prior to Fall 2012). Open to: students in the York BScN program. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

Nursing or Non-Nursing Elective 3.00 (3000 level or 4000 level)
Students are required to complete two nursing electives and two non-nursing electives in the 3000 or 4000 level 3.00 or 6.00 credit) to fulfill their degree requirements. Students can take one 6.00 credit course or two 3.00 credit course. The non-nursing electives must not require any prerequisites. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in Nursing Elective for the BScN degree.

Students must complete 2 nursing electives and 2 non-nursing elective courses before progressing to the final Integrated Practicum in Year 4 Winter term

Year 4 – Term 5 (Winter)

HH/NURS 4527 9.00 Health and Healing: Integrated Nursing Science Practicum
Intensive practice experience in a variety of traditional and non-traditional nursing settings. Synthesizes previous knowledge to help students articulate a framework for professional and clinical practice. This course totals 432 practicum experience hours. Prerequisites: Successfully earned (completed) all prior BScN program courses. Corequisite: HH/NURS 4528 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 exclusions: HH/NURS 4110 9.00, HH/NURS 4900 9.00. Only open to: Collaborative and second Entry BScN students. Notes: Students must successfully complete both HH/NURS 4527 9.00 and HH/NURS 4528 3.00 concurrently in order to be recognized with a passing grade or credit in either course. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from practicum sites.

HH/NURS 4528 3.00 Health and Healing: Integrated Science Theory
Synthesizes previous knowledge to help students articulate a framework for professional and clinical practice and apply to an intensive practice experience in a variety of traditional and non-traditional nursing settings. This course is equivalent to 36 classroom contact hours. Prerequisites: Successfully earned (completed) all prior BScN program courses. Corequisite: HH/NURS 4527 9.00. Course credit exclusions: HH/NURS 4111 3.00, HH/NURS 4901 3.00. Only open to: Collaborative and 2nd Entry BScN students. Note 1: Students must successfully complete both HH/NURS 4527 9.00 and HH/NURS 4528 3.00 concurrently in order to be recognized with a passing grade or credit in either course. Note 2: Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from practicum sites. Note 3: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

 

List of Nursing Electives. Please note: Not all electives will be offered.
HH/NURS 3000 3.0 T rends and Contemporary Issues for the Aging Adult in Canada
HH/NURS 3210 3.0 Societal Implications of Health Informatics
HH/NURS 3240 3.0 Electronic Data Systems: An Analytical Examination of Human Caring and Technology
HH/NURS 3250 3.0 Health Law
HH/NURS 3500 3.0 Program Evaluation in Health Care Part I
HH/NURS 3600 3.0 Patterns in the Health Experience of Older Persons
HH/NURS 3700 3.0 Transcultural Nursing
HH/NURS 3710 3.0 Nurses’ Experience in Healthcare Environments
HH/NURS 3730 3.0 Lived Praxis in Nursing
HH/NURS 3740 3.0 Health Care Planning for Communities
HH/NURS 3780 3.0 Clinical Decision-Making
HH/NURS 3920 3.00 Reflective Practice through Simulation
HH/NURS 3950 3.0 Communicating and Relating in Complex Situations
HH/NURS 3960 3.0 Theory Guided Evidence-Based Practice
HH/NURS 4210 3.0 Privacy and Security Principles and Applications in Health Care
HH/NURS 4370 3.0 Indigenous History and Health
HH/NURS 4610 3.0 Human Experience of Chronic Health Challenges
HH/NURS 4620 3.0 Women’s Health and Women’s Health Movements: Critical Perspectives
HH/NURS 4650 3.0 Advanced Paediatric Nursing
HH/NURS 4640 3.0 Integrative and Expressive Forms of Caring
HH/NURS 4710 3.0 The Canadian Health Care System
HH/NURS 4720 3.0 Nurses as Teachers and Learners
HH/NURS 4760 3.0 Child Rights and Child/Youth Centeredness in Canadian Nursing

Study Plan

Study Plan

Collaborative BScN Program Mandatory Courses for Year 3

FALL (15 credits) WINTER (15 credits) SUMMER
  • HH/NURS 3515 3.00
    DOS: Research and Inquiry
    Section A, B, C or D (COLLAB sections ONLY )
  • SC/BIOL 2900 3.00
    Microbiology
    Section A or B (COLLAB sections ONLY )
  • Nursing or Non-Nursing Elective 3.00
    (3000 or 4000 level only)
  • HH/NURS 3524 6.00 & HH/NURS 3524P 0.00
    Client-Centred Care of Individuals and Families in Child and Mental Health Settings
    Section A, B, C or D (COLLAB sections ONLY )
  • HH/NURS 3514 3.00
    DOS: Nurse as Leader and Agent of Change
    Section M, N, O or P (COLLAB sections ONLY )
  • Nursing or Non-Nursing Elective 3.00
    (3000 or 4000 level only)
  • HH/PSYC 2021 3.00
    Statistical Methods
    Section O or P (COLLAB sections ONLY )
  • HH/NURS 4525 6.00 & HH/NURS 4525P 0.00
    Client-Centered Care of Community as Partner Section M or N (COLLAB sections ONLY ) OR  HH/NURS 4526 6.00 & HH/NURS 4526P 0.00
    Client-Centred Care of Individuals and
    Families in Homes and Acute Settings
    Section M or N (COLLAB sections ONLY )
Students must have completed all third year courses before taking summer courses as part of Year 4 course load
*Optional for students to enrol in Nursing or Non-Nursing elective courses during Summer Term

 

Collaborative BScN Program Mandatory Courses for Year 4

FALL (maximum 18 credits) WINTER (minimum 12 credits)
  • HH/NURS 4546 3.00
    Health & Healing: Global Context of Nursing
    Section A, B, C or D (COLLAB sections ONLY )
  • Nursing or Non-Nursing Elective 3.00
    (3000 or 4000 level only)
  • HH/NURS 4525 6.00 & HH/NURS 4525P 0.00 Client-Centered Care of Community as Partner Section A or B (COLLAB sections ONLY ) OR HH/NURS 4526 6.00 & HH/NURS 4526P 0.00 Client-Centred Care of Individuals and Families in Homes and Acute Settings
    Section A or B (COLLAB sections ONLY )
  • HH/NURS 4516 3.00
    DOS: Advanced Professional Issues
    Section A, B, C or D (COLLAB sections ONLY )
  • Nursing or Non-Nursing Elective 3.00
    (3000 or 4000 level only)
(Students must complete all nursing degree requirements including nursing and non-nursing elective courses before enrolling in their final Integrated practicum courses (HH/NURS 4527/4528)

  • HH/NURS 4527 9.00
    Integrated Nursing Science Practicum
    Section M, N or O (COLLAB sections ONLY )
  • HH/NURS 4528 3.00
    Integrated Nursing Science Theory
    Section M, N or O (COLLAB sections ONLY )

Note:
Students are required to complete 2 nursing electives and 2 non-nursing electives courses (all at either the 3000 or 4000 level) to fulfill their degree requirements.
For the non-nursing elective requirement, students may choose to take one 6.00 credit course or two 3.00 credit courses.

FAQ's

FAQ's

1. What are the admission requirements for the Collaborative BScN program?

To apply to the Collaborative Program the admission requirement applicants must have six 4U credits with a minimum 80% average:

  • 4U English
  • 4U Biology
  • 4U Chemistry or Physics
  • 4U Math
  • 2 credits at the 4U/4M level

2. 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 the Admissions department when a complete application package is submitted. Please see the admission requirements for the program.

3. What if I am given admission but cannot accept it for that year. Can I defer the admission for the following year?

Offers of admission cannot be deferred for future admission. If you decline an offer of admission and want to enter into the program in a subsequent year, you must reapply for that year. No special consideration will be provided based on your previous success of admission.

4. I am a current BScN student.  Can I take York courses before September of my third year?

No, York-Seneca-Georgian Collaborative BScN students cannot enroll during the transition period, pending receipt of a final grade report from the College.  Students need to enroll in core courses with their cohort in the Fall/Winter term once 2nd year is completed at the College level.

5. I am currently an undergraduate Nursing student at another university. Can I apply/transfer into the Collaborative BScN program at York?

You can submit your application through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) or apply directly through York Admissions Office.  You need to proceed through the admission process first and then if you are accepted into the Collaborative BScN program it will be determined by the College level (Seneca or Georgian) if you are eligible for transfer credits for 1st year and/or 2nd year.

6. I am a York student. How do I apply for the Collaborative BScN program at York?

You can submit your application through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) or apply directly through York Admissions Office, Bennett Centre for Student Services.

7. Is York's nursing degree a good "stepping stone" for applying to medical school? My ultimate goal is to become a physician.

If you would really like to apply to medical school, you should contact the office of admissions of the university you are interested in regarding the admission requirements for their medical school. The BScN program is designed to help students who commit themselves to studying nursing science. At York we offer a number of programs that prepare students for entry into medical school. Please contact the department of Kinesiology & Health Science or the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

8. Do you offer your program through distance education?

The Collaborative BScN program at York is not offered through distance education. It is a full-time program that requires onsite attendance.

9. 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.

10. I am a grade 12 student. What program should I apply for at university?

If you are interested in becoming a nurse and you are a high school student, York, in partnership with Seneca and Georgian College offers a direct degree entry, four-year program in nursing. Please visit the School of Nursing main webpage for more information.

11. 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 licensing examinations 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) license that you receive will enables you to work in health care agencies/hospitals as a qualified RN.

12. I currently don't live in Toronto, I will need to live off-campus or in residence. Where can I get more information?

Housing information: Please visit www.yorku.ca/stuhouse/

13. I am interested in the becoming a nurse. Where can I go to learn more about the profession to help me make a decision about my future?

Here are some web sites of interest that will help you understand the profession better:

14. What services 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:http://www.yorku.ca/yorkweb/cs.htm

15. Does the program offer any scholarships?

For information regarding scholarships visit York's scholarship webpage at: www.yorku.ca/web/futurestudents/scholarships/

16. Is there a map of the campus online?

Keele Campus Map: http://www.yorku.ca/yorkweb/maps/

The School of Nursing at York University is located in Building 31, the Health, Nursing, & Environmental Studies Building.

17. 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

Registration Requirements

Registration Requirements

To practice nursing in Canada, all graduate of a BScN program must complete and pass a registration exam, the NCLEX-RN. The designation of the title Registered Nurse (RN) is regulated in Ontario by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO). To qualify to write the registration exam graduates must provide proof of Canadian Citizenship, permanent resident status, or authorization under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) to practice nursing.
For more details please visit the CNO website at: www.cno.org.

The nursing program at York University is approved 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.