2nd Entry Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)

Program Overview

Program Overview

Degree:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)
Major:
Nursing
Stream(s):
2nd. Entry in Nursing
Program Option(s):
Specialized Honours — 150 credits
Offered by:
School of Nursing

The full time 2nd-Entry BScN program has been developed in response to an increasing demand for nursing programs which build on prior university learning. It is available to students who have completed a minimum of 60 credits towards any university degree and who meets the program pre-requisites. By studying in the concentrated and continuous six semester program, students can complete their BScN in two calendar years.

As with other programs in the School of Nursing, the 2nd Entry program reflects a unique teaching approach that focuses on cultivating human relationships. This patient-centred approach answers a growing demand for health care services and practitioners that respects patient’s values and choices about health and quality of life. It recognizes that every patient has a personal story.

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.

First Year

Content in year 1 of the program focuses on foundational studies/topics in nursing practice. Students begin with studies in the areas of wellness and health challenges, assessment skills, professional development and issues, knowledge of nursing, thinking, communicating and relating in the context of nursing, applied pathophysiology, and ethical ways of knowing.

Students will examine these areas across the developmental life space, from infant to the older adult. Students will also explore these concepts in relation to the individual and varying levels of groups (family, intra- and interdisciplinary, community, global). In addition to these courses, students will also complete courses in biochemistry and pharmacology.

Clinical practice in the first year will help students develop their praxis throughout the continuum of health experiences that persons may face. Students begin with nursing praxis in the context of wellness across the lifespan and partner with clients to maintain and enhance wellness. They then continue on to examining and enacting client-centred care within the context of caring for individuals and families in their homes and rehabilitative settings as they strive to achieve or re-establish personal health states. Last, students will engage in praxis in complex care settings as persons and families deal with acute and chronic health challenges.

Second Year

In the second year of the program, students will further their professional development and begin to explore additional layers of complexity in nursing practice with courses focusing on nursing research and inquiry, advanced professional issues, nursing in a global context and nurses as leaders of change.

Clinical praxis will focus on partnering with and integrating client-centredness in community settings. Student will continue with the exploration of nursing in the context of human vulnerability and diversity. In preparation for independent practice after graduating, students will undertake 12 continuous weeks of clinical practice that offers them the opportunity to integrate learning from all nursing courses and engage in deliberate praxis.

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Length of Program

Students complete the full time program in two calendar years and will graduate in the fall after the second summer semester. Students will break from studies for Holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc), York’s reading weeks in the fall and winter terms and in August following summer semester exams. This is a full time program and there is no part time option available.

Calendar Information (contains course descriptions, program requirements, university policies, and academic regulations)

Study Plan (lists degree and certificate program-specific requirements and courses)

Requirements

Requirements

Eligibility

To be eligible for this program, applicants must have completed a minimum of 60 credits at a recognized university prior to admission (equivalent to at least ten (10) university full courses), with a cumulative grade point average of at least a C+ (5.0 on the York Scale) and a B (6.0) average in the last 30 credits.

Please be advised that the 2nd Entry BScN program at York University is designed and intended for students with no previous nursing experience. Transfer credits are not awarded for nursing courses completed previous to your admission. Students enrolled in another BScN program at York are not permitted to transfer into the 2nd Entry BScN program.

Admissions Criteria Of the 60 or more credits completed, the following must be included at the 1000 or above level:

    • 6 credits in psychology (equivalent to 1 full or 2-half courses)
    • 6 credits in Human Anatomy and Physiology OR 3 credits in Human Anatomy and 3 credits in Human Physiology (1 full or 2-half courses.
    • 3 credits in Statistics (1-half course).
    • 3 credits in Microbiology* (1-half course)
    • 3 credits in Philosophy (1-half course)
    • 3 credits in Humanities (e.g. English, arts, history, literature, religion, philosophy, classics, drama, linguistic) (1-half course)
    • Student must have completed 9 credits at the 3000 (year three) level. This can be accounted for by any course completed at the 3000 level including those identified above.

* York offers a microbiology course titled Introduction to Medical Microbiology SC/BIOL 2905 3.0) through the Biology Department. Non-York students may take this course (pending space availability) as visiting/non-degree students to meet the program criteria. Please follow link for information about visiting student status at York: www.yorku.ca/web/futurestudents/requirements/visiting.html

Note: Meeting minimum requirements outlined above, does not ensure admission to the program.

Application Submission

Applicants from Universities other than York, who hold a full or partial degree, must submit their application to the Ontario University Admission Centre (OUAC) (www.ouac.on.ca.). Transfer of credits will be reviewed by the Office of Admission. Current York students who wish to transfer into the program should contact School of Nursing at degree2@yorku.ca, to confirm the appropriate application process.

Please note: We are not able to assess courses prior to application.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is February 4, 2015 for admission to the Program in September 2015.

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)

Students who are offered a conditional admission must satisfy the conditions as outlined in the offer prior to the start of Year One of the program. Applicants who fail to meet conditions will not be permitted to start the program and/or will be de-enrolled.

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.

Nursing License Requirements

To practice nursing in Canada, all graduate of a BScN program must complete and pass a registration exam. Registration and 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 licensing 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.

Visa Student Applications

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

York University English Requirements

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

Courses

Courses

Term 1 (fall)

HH/NURS 1900 6.00 Health & Healing: Nursing in the Context of Wellness

Introduces students to the foundation of nursing practice through classroom, laboratory, and practicum settings. A wellness focus frames exploration of lifespan issues. Introduces nursing therapeutics through theory and practice of the fundamental healing arts. Open only to: students enrolled in the 2nd Entry BScN program. Course credit exclusion: None. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

HH/NURS 1950 3.00 Development of Self as Nurse: Foundations Of Nursing: Thinking, Communicating, and Relating

Introduces students to the discipline of nursing by exploring its evolution, key concepts, processes and obligations. With reference to selected nursing theorists and caring concepts and using experiential learning activities, this course aims to strengthen thinking, communicating and relating in nursing. Open only to: students enrolled in the 2nd Entry BScN program. Course credit exclusion: None. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

HH/NURS 1511 3.00 Development of Self as Nurse: Professionhood and Knowledge of Nursing

Socialization into the profession and discipline of nursing through exploration of nursing theory, with emphasis on human science theories and multiple ways of knowing. Students examine aspects of theory and profession hood in relation to nursing/health care. Course Credit Exclusion: HH/NURS 1960 3.00, HH/NURS 3040 3.00, HH/NURS 3010 3.0. Open to: Students in the York-Seneca-Georgian Collaborative and 2nd Entry BScN Program. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

HH/NURS 1543 3.00 Health and Healing: Health Assessment

Provides an overview of the theory and instruction in the skills of health assessment using therapeutic communication skills. Students will develop focused assessment skills related to the physical, psychosocial and spiritual aspects of the healthy individual across the lifespan. Prerequisite: HH/NURS 1542 2.00. Corequisite: HH/NURS 1521 3.00. Pre/Corequisite: HH/NURS 1532 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.

SC/CHEM 1550 3.0 Introductory Biochemistry for Nurses

An introductory course in chemistry as applied to the nursing profession. Provides an overview of the basic chemical and biochemical concepts relevant to the understanding and promotion of human health and wellness. Note: Only open to students in the Second Entry Nursing Program.

Term 2 (winter)

HH/NURS 2522 6.00 Health and Healing: Client-Centred Care of Individuals with Common Health Challenges

Integrates the theoretical and practice components of client-centred nursing in the context of common health challenges. Through classroom and practicum experiences, students expand their knowledge of the therapeutic role of nursing and nursing praxis in situations of these health challenges. Prerequisites for 2nd Entry students: HH/NURS 1543 3.00, HH/NURS 1900 6.00. Corequisite for 2nd Entry students: HH/NURS 2533 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: HH/NURS 2900 6.00.

Open to: Students in the York-Seneca-Georgian Collaborative and 2nd Entry BScN Programs. Notes: Students need to pass both the classroom and practical components in order to pass the course. Students must provide their own transportation to practice placements. A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

HH/NURS 2512 3.00 Development of Self as Nurse: Professionhood and Knowledge of Nursing II

Builds on NURS 1511 by expanding application of knowledge of nursing. Introduction of professional organizations, standards and nursing leadership roles and their impact on professional practice and health care today. Prerequisite: HH/NURS 1511 3.00. Pre/Corequisite: HH/NURS 2513 3.00. Course Credit Exclusion: HH/NURS 1960 3.00, HH/NURS 2950 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/NURS 2533 3.00 Processes of Human Diseases I

An introduction to human disease that focuses on the fundamental principles of homeostatic mechanisms and how alterations in homeostatic mechanisms disrupt the human body. Overall mechanisms of disease will be studied by systems and have been categorized into concepts. These concepts will be examined for the effect that they produce on the structure and function of the body. Prerequisite: HH/NURS 1532 3.00 or equivalent. Course credit exclusion: HH/NURS 2960 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.

SC/CHEM 2550 3.0 Pharmacology for Health Sciences

An introduction to the general principles of pharmacotherapuetics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Prerequisites: SC/CHEM 1550 3.00 or SC/BIOL 2020 4.00 or SC/BCHM 2020 4.00. Note: Preference in enrolment will be given to students in the Second Entry Nursing Program.

Term 3 (summer)

HH/NURS 2513 3.00 Development of Self as Nurse: Ethical Ways of Knowing and Caring

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. Pre/Corequisite: HH/NURS 2512 3.00. Course Credit Exclusion(s): HH/NURS 3400 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/NURS 2544 3.00 Health and Healing: Complex Nursing Skills and Health Assessment

Builds on nursing care skills and health assessment skills developed in Year 1. The classroom and lab components provide an opportunity to integrate theory and practice into more complex nursing care and health assessment skills necessary to provide holistic care. Prerequisite for Collaborative students: HH/NURS 1542 2.00, HH/NURS 1543 2.00. Pre/Corequisite for Collaborative students: HH/NURS 1532 3.00. Prerequisite for 2nd Entry students: HH/NURS 1543 3.00. Course credit exclusion: HH/NURS 3410 3.00. Open to: Students in the York-Seneca-Georgian Collaborative and 2nd Entry BScN Program. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

HH/NURS 2523 6.00 Health and Healing: Client-Centred Care of Individuals with Complex Health Challenges

Integrates the theoretical and practice components of client-centred nursing in the context of complex health challenges. Through classroom and practicum experiences, students expand their knowledge of the therapeutic role of nursing and nursing praxis in situations of these health challenges. Prerequisite: HH/NURS 2522 6.00. Pre/Corequisite: HH/NURS 2534 3.0, HH/NURS 2512 3.0, HH/NURS 2513 3.00, HH/NURS 2544 3.00. Course Credit Exclusion: HH/NURS 3900 6.00 Students who failed to achieve the minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) in course prerequisites will be ineligible to proceed/withdrawn from this course.  Open to: Students in the York-Seneca-Georgian Collaborative and 2nd Entry BScN Program. Note: Students need to pass both the classroom and practical components in order to pass the course. Students must provide their own transportation to practice placements. A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

HH/NURS 2534 3.00 Processes of Human Diseases II

This course builds on Processes of Human Disease I. Continued exploration of the concepts of pathology and the effect on the structure and functioning of the body. Overall mechanisms of disease have been categorized into concepts and these concepts will be examined for the effect that they produce on each of the body systems. Common diseases will be used to illustrate each concept. Prerequisite: HH/NURS 2533 3.00. Course credit exclusion: HH/NURS 2960 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.

Term 4 (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, AK/NURS 2700 6.00 (prior to Summer 1997). 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 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 the health 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. 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 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 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, 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/NURS elective 3.00 at the 3000 level or higher

Term 5(winter)

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 3.0. Pre/Corequisite for Collaborative students: HH/NURS 4525 6.00, HH/NURS 4526 6.00. Pre/Corequisites for 2nd Entry students: HH/NURS 4525 6.00, HH/NURS 3524 6.00. Course credit exclusion(s): HH/NURS 4710 3.00. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

HH/NURS 4546 3.00 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. Co/Prerequisites for BScN program: all 3000-level courses. Post-RN Course credit exclusion: HH/NURS 4100 3.00. Open to: students in the York BScN program. A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

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. Prerequisite: HH/NURS 2523 6.00, HH/NURS 2534 3.00, HH/NURS 2512 3.00, HH/NURS 2513 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: 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. A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

HH/NURS elective 3.00 at the 3000 level or higher

Term 6 (summer)

HH/NURS 4527 9.00 Health & 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. Students who failed to achieve the minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) in course prerequisites will be ineligible to proceed/withdrawn from this course. Corequisites: HH/NURS 4528 3.00. Course credit exclusion: HH/NURS 4110 9.00, HH/NURS 4900 9.00. Only open to: Collaborative and 2nd 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 & Healing: Integrated Nursing 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. Corequisites: HH/NURS 4527 9.00. Course credit exclusion: HH/NURS 4111 3.00, HH/NURS 4901 3.00. Only open to: Collaborative and 2nd 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. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

To view courses taken by students admitted prior to September 2011, please click on this link.

List of all Electives. Please note: Not all electives will be offered each semester

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 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 3800 3.0 Directed Reading
HH/NURS 3800 6.0 Directed Reading
HH/NURS 3950 3.0 Development of Self: Communicating and Relating in Complex Situations
HH/NURS 3960 3.0 Health & Healing: Theory Guided Evidence-Based Practice
HH/NURS 4210 3.0 Privacy and Security Principles and Applications in Health Care
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 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
HH/NURS 4800 3.0 Directed Reading
HH/NURS 4800 6.0 Directed Reading

Study Plan

First year is divided into terms 1, 2 and 3, as follows:

Term 1 (Fall)
HH/NURS 1900 6.00 Health & Healing: Nursing in the Context of Wellness
HH/NURS 1900 P 0.00  Practicum for HH/NURS 1900
HH/NURS 1950 3.00 Development of Self as Nurse: Foundations of Nursing: Thinking, Communicating and Relating
HH/NURS 1511 3.00  Introduction to Professionhood and Knowledge of Nursing I
HH/NURS 1543 3.00 Health & Healing: Health Assessment
SC/CHEM 1550 3.00 Introductory Biochemistry for Nurses
Term 2 (Winter)
HH/NURS 2522 6.00 Health & Healing: Client-Centred Care of Individuals with Common Health Challenges
HH/NURS 2522 P 0.00 Practicum for HH/NURS 2522
HH/NURS 2512 3.00  Introduction to Professionhood and Knowledge of Nursing II
HH/NURS 2533 3.00 Processes of Human Diseases I
SC/CHEM 2550 3.00 Pharmacology for Health Sciences
Term 3 (Summer)
HH/NURS 2523 6.00 Health & Healing: Client-Centred Care of Individuals with Complex Health Challenges
HH/NURS 2523 P 0.00 Practicum for HH/NURS 2523
HH/NURS 2513 3.00 Development of Self as Nurse: Ethical Ways of Knowing & Caring
HH/NURS 2544 3.00 Health & Healing: Complex Nursing Skills and Health Assessment
HH/NURS 2534 3.00 Processes of Human Diseases II

Second year is divided into terms 4, 5 and 6, as follows:

Term 4 (Fall)
HH/NURS 4525 6.00 Health & Healing: Community as Partner
HH/NURS 4525 P 0.00 Practicum for HH/NURS 4525
HH/NURS 3515 3.00 Development of Self as Nurse: Research and Inquiry
HH/NURS 3514 3.00 Development of Self as Nurse: Nurse as Leader and Agent of Change
HH/NURS elective 3.00 at the 3000 level or higher An elective course 3.00 in nursing at the 3000 level or higher
Term 5 (Winter)
HH/NURS 3524  6.00 Health and Healing: Client-Centred Care of Individuals and Families in Child and Mental Health Settings
HH/NURS 3524 P 0.00 Practicum for HH/NURS 3524
HH/NURS 4516 3.00 Development of Self as Nurse: Advanced Professional Issues
HH/NURS 4546 3.00 Health and Healing: Global Context of Nursing
HH/NURS elective 3.00 at the 3000 level or higher An elective course 3.00 in nursing at the 3000 level or higher
Term 6 (Summer)
HH/NURS 4527 9.00 Health & Healing: Integrated Nursing Science Practicum
HH/NURS 4528 3.00 Health & Healing: Integrated Nursing Science Theory

FAQ's

  1. Can I apply to the BScN program while still studying as a 2nd Year University student?
  2. What are the admission requirements for the BScN program?
  3. What if I am an Arts and Science student with no science background except the pre-requisites?
  4. 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?
  5. What if I am given admission but cannot accept it for that year. Can I defer the admission for the following year?
  6. Which Human Anatomy and Physiology courses will satisfy the pre-requisite requirement?
  7. I am currently an undergraduate Nursing student at another university. Can I apply/transfer into the 2nd entry program at York?
  8. I am a Registered Nurse who received a diploma of nursing from a college. Am I eligible to apply to the 2nd entry BScN program at York?
  9. I am a medical doctor in my home country with years of experience. As a physician, what advanced standing can I be given if I apply for the 2nd entry BScN program at York?
  10. A am a York student. How do I apply for the 2nd entry BScN program at York?
  11. I am missing one or two prerequisites. Will my application be considered if I indicate my intention to complete the requirements over the summer?
  12. What if I do not have transcripts for prerequisite courses submitted by the time the program begins?
  13. Is your nursing degree a good “stepping stone” for applying to medical school? My ultimate goal is to become a physician.
  14. Do you offer your program through distance education?
  15. What are the English requirements of your program?
  16. I am a grade 12 student. What program should I apply for at university in order to be eligible to apply for the BScN program after two years?
  17. When I completed all degree requirements of the BScN Program, will I be registered to work in a hospital?
  18. I currently don’t live in Toronto, I will need to live off-campus or in residence. Where can I get more information?
  19. 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?
  20. What services does York University offer for students?
  21. Does the program offer any scholarships?
  22. Is there a map of the campus online?
  23. What holidays/breaks are there during the program?
  24. When does the clinical part of the program start?
  25. When can I start working after I graduate?
  26. If I have additional questions who can I contact?

1. Can I apply to the BScN program while still studying as a 2nd Year University student?

Upon admission, you must have completed at least 60 university credits (equivalent to at least 10 full university courses). Admission offers made to students currently in their second year will be conditional upon completion of their current year with 60 credits and all requirements of the program, which include 9.00 credits at the 3000 level.

2. What are the admission requirements for the BScN program?

A minimum of 60 credits with a cumulative average of C+ and minimum B average in your last 30 credits (5 full courses). Please refer to the following link for admission requirements.

Admission Requirements

Note: Meeting minimum requirements outlined above does not ensure admission to the program.

3. What if I am an Arts and Science student with no science background except the pre-requisites?

The program is designed so that no matter what the background of the student, they can succeed within the program. The various backgrounds that students present will bring important knowledge and understanding to nursing.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. Which Human Anatomy and Physiology courses will satisfy the pre-requisite requirement?

There are a number of courses that may meet the requirements for Human Anatomy and Physiology. As a general rule for your consideration, most courses titled Human Anatomy, Human Physiology or Human Anatomy and Physiology would be appropriate to meet part of or the entire requirement for anatomy and physiology. Please note that courses in animal physiology, animal anatomy or both are not equivalent.

7. I am currently an undergraduate Nursing student at another university. Can I apply/transfer into the 2nd entry BScN program at York?

Although the 2nd-degree entry program at York is a uniquely designed for students with no prior nursing education or nursing credentials, any students is welcome to apply if they meet the admission requirements. Students once admitted are required to complete the program in its entirety. No exemptions/credits will be given for nursing coursework completed outside of the program.

8. I am a medical doctor in my home country with years of experience. As a physician, what advanced standing can I be given if I apply for the 2nd entry BScN program at York?

All students are required to complete the BScN program in its entirety with no transfer of credits.

9. I am a York student. How do I apply for the 2nd entry BScN program at York?

As a current York student, who will not be graduating next year, you can apply to the program by submitting a “Change my Program” request form. Students who wish to transfer into the program must have all of the program requirements prior to starting the program.

10. I am missing one or two prerequisites. Will my application be considered if I indicate my intention to complete the requirements over the summer?

Applications should be submitted by the deadline date with all prerequisite courses completed. If you are missing prerequisites at the time of application, send proof of enrolment, and you may be conditionally admitted. Final transcripts for missing prerequisite courses need to be submitted immediately after completion. Prerequisite courses cannot be completed concurrently while enrolled in the 2nd entry BScN program at York.

11. What if I do not have transcripts for prerequisite courses submitted by the time the program begins?

We strongly recommend that prerequisite courses be completed or are in progress at the time of application. Students who fail to produce transcripts that meet conditional admission requirements will not be permitted to continue in the program.

12. 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.

13. Do you offer your program through distance education?

The 2nd entry BScN program at York is not offered through distance education. It is a full-time program that requires onsite attendance five days per week.

14. 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.

15. I am a grade 12 student. What program should I apply for at university in order to be eligible to apply for the BScN program after two years?

The 2nd entry BScN program accepts students from any program at York or other accredited Universities provided that they meet the program requirements. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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/

18. 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:

19. 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:www.yorku.ca/web/futurestudents/services/

20. Does the program offer any scholarships?

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

21. Is there a map of the campus online?

Keele Campus Map: www.yorku.ca/web/futurestudents/map/keele_map.html The School of Nursing at York University is located in Building 31, the Health, Nursing, & Environmental Studies Building.

22. 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: www.registrar.yorku.ca/enrol/dates/index.htm

23. When does the clinical part of the program start?

In the 2nd entry BScN program at York, students begin their first practicum placement in week 6 of the first semester focusing on lifespan and wellness.

24. 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:www.cno.org/reg/tempguide.htm

25. If I have additional questions who can I contact?

If you have additional inquiries you can contact the program by sending us an email at: degree2@yorku.ca, or contact the program office at 416-736-2100 ex 30011. You may also visit us in person on the third (3) Floor of the Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies Building (HNES- No. 31 on map).