Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Internationally Educated Nurses

 

Program Overview

Program Overview

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

 

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.

Requirements

Requirements

New Admission Requirement for Second Entry Nursing and Internationally Educated Nursing programs for Fall 2016 entry and beyond.

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 Canadian Registered Nurses Exam.

To be eligible for admission to this program, you must:
• be a licensed Registered Nurse in your home jurisdiction
• be a resident of Ontario (landed immigrant, Canadian citizen or convention refugee)
• have been evaluated for an RN by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)

Information Sessions

Information sessions for students interested in applying for the IEN BScN program will be held each summer semester.  There are three information sessions to choose from:

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at  5:00pm - 7:00pm

RSVP to ien@yorku.ca. Please include your name and the date/time of your preferred information session. For more information, contact Heather Maunder at 416-736-2100 ext 30009.

Courses

Courses

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.

Term 2

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.

 

Term 3

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.

Term 4

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.

 

Term 5

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.

Study Plan

Study Plan

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

FAQ's

FAQ's

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 the Admissions department 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://www.registrar.yorku.ca/importantdates/index.htm

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

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://www.yorku.ca/osfs/osap_applymain.shtml

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: ien@yorku.ca, 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).