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.

Request-for-Transfer-Credit-Assessment-Form

Requirements

Requirements

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

Submit all supporting documentation for assessment through the Admissions Department for assessment.

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.

Course

Course

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, AK/NURS 2700 6.00 (prior to Summer 1997)

 SC/BIOL 2900 3.00 Microbiology for Nurses.

An introductory course in medical microbiology designed for students entering nursing. Topics include: structure/function relationships of viruses, bacteria and fungi; physical and chemical control of microbial growth; human/microbe interactions; immunology; major diseases of humans; epidemiology and public health. Three lecture hours. One term. Three credits. Note: Not eligible for biology credit towards a Biology/Biochemistry program. Preference in enrolment will be given to students in the Second Entry Nursing Program. Not open to students who have taken SC/BIOL 3150 3.00/3150 4.00. Prerequisite: Six credits in a life sciences course or permission of instructor. Course credit exclusions: SC/BIOL 3150 3.00, 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. Prerequisite: HH/NURS 2523 6.00, HH/NURS 2534 3.00, HH/NURS 2512 3.00, HH/NURS 2513 3.00. Course Credit Exclusion: HH/NURS 3910 6.00. Open to:

Students in the York-Seneca-Georgian Collaborative and 2nd Entry BScN Program registered at the campus on which the course is offered. 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

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.

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, HH/NURS 4000 3.00. Open to: Students in the York-Seneca-Georgian Collaborative and 2nd Entry BScN Programs

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.

 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 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.

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. Pre/Corequisite: HH/NURS 3514 3.00, HH/NURS

3515 3.00. Open to: Students in the York-Seneca-Georgian Collaborative BScN Program

registered at the campus on which the course is offered. Not open to: BScN students in other York University programs and BScN students enrolled in the Collaborative program at campuses other than where the course is being offered. Note: Students need to pass both classroom and both practicum components in order to pass the course. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from practice placements.

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.

 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 3.0. 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.

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 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.

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. Pre/Corequisite: HH/NURS 3514 3.00, HH/NURS 3515 3.00. Open to: Students in the York-Seneca-Georgian Collaborative BScN Program registered at the campus on which the course is offered. Not open to: BScN students in other York University programs and BScN students enrolled in the Collaborative program at campuses other than where the course is being offered. Note: Students need to pass both classroom and both practicum components in order to pass the course. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from practice placements.

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. 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.

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

 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. 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 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 nontraditional 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.

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 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 3800 3.0 Directed Reading
HH/NURS 3800 6.0 Directed Reading
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 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

Study Plan

Collaborative BScN Program Mandatory Courses for Year 3

Fall (15 credits)

HH/NURS 3524  6.00 & HH/NURS 3524P 0.00 - Health and Healing: Client-Centred Care of Individuals and Families in Child and Mental Health Settings
Section: A, B, C or D (COLLAB sections only)
HH/NURS  3515 3.00 - Development of Self as Nurse: Research and Inquiry
Section: A, B, C or D (COLLAB sections only)
SC/BIOL 2900 3.00 -  Microbiology for Nurses
Section: A or B (COLLAB sections only)
Nursing or Non-Nursing Elective 3.00 - 3000 or 4000 level only

Winter  (15 credits)

HH/NURS 4525 6.00 & HH/NURS 4525P 0.00 -  Health and Healing: Community as Partner
Section: M or N (COLLAB sections only)

OR
HH/NURS 4526 6.00 & HH/NURS 4526P 0.00 -  Health and Healing: Client Centred Care of Individuals and Families in Homes and Acute Settings
Section: M or N (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)
HH/PSYC 2021 3.00 - Statistical Methods
Section: O or P (COLLAB sections only)
Nursing or Non-Nursing Elective 3.00 - 3000 or 4000 level only

Summer

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 the Summer term

Collaborative BScN Program Mandatory Courses for Year 4

Fall (maximum 18 credits)

HH/NURS 4525 6.00 & HH/NURS 4525P 0.00 - Health and Healing: Community as Partners
Section: A or B (COLLAB sections only)

OR
HH/NURS 4526 6.00 & HH/NURS 4526P 0.00 -  Health and Healing: Client Centred Care of Individuals and Families in Homes and Acute Settings
Section: A or B (COLLAB sections only)
Nursing or Non-Nursing Elective 3.00 - 3000 or 4000 level only
HH/NURS 4546 3.00 - Global Context in Nursing
Section: A, B, C or D (COLLAB sections only)
HH/NURS 4516 3.00 - Advanced Professional Issues
Section: A, B, C or D (COLLAB sections only)
Nursing or Non-Nursing Elective 3.00 - 3000 or 4000 level only

Winter (minimum 12 credits)

HH/NURS 4527 9.00 - Health & Healing: Integrated Nursing Science Practicum
Section: M, N or O (COLLAB sections only)
HH/NURS 4528 3.00 - Health & Healing: Integrated Nursing Science Theory
Section: M, N or O (COLLAB sections only)

 

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