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Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Bscn Collaborative Program

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Bscn Collaborative Program Bachelor Of Science In Nursing (from York University)

What is Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Bscn Collaborative Program?

The philosophy and curriculum of this collaborative program incorporate and utilize the concepts of caring and human science as the basis of nursing practice. Students work collaboratively with peers and faculty to explore nursing knowledge and caring practice. In the classroom, student learning activities focus on the nursing care of individuals, families, groups and the global community. In the practice setting, under the guidance of a practicum mentor or preceptor, students integrate knowledge from program courses to provide holistic, client-centred nursing care. In order to provide quality practicum placements, students are placed in a variety of agencies in the region serviced by the campus. Students are required to provide their own transportation to practicum placements.

NOTE: years 1 and 2 are offered at Georgian and years 3 and 4 are offered through York University

This program is highly competitive. Learn about admission requirements for highly competitive programs.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
BSCN
Length:
4 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
8 Semesters
Credential:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (from York University)
Location:
Barrie, Owen Sound
Start:

Fall - Barrie, Owen Sound

Winter - Barrie

Contact:
Barrie:

Casey Wilson

705-728-1968 ext. 1444

Owen Sound:

Nicole Graham

705-728-1968 ext. 2019

The philosophy and curriculum of this collaborative program incorporate and utilize the concepts of caring and human science as the basis of nursing practice. Students work collaboratively with peers and faculty to explore nursing knowledge and caring practice. In the classroom, student learning activities focus on the nursing care of individuals, families, groups and the global community. In the practice setting, under the guidance of a practicum mentor or preceptor, students integrate knowledge from program courses to provide holistic, client-centred nursing care. In order to provide quality practicum placements, students are placed in a variety of agencies in the region serviced by the campus. Students are required to provide their own transportation to practicum placements.

NOTE: years 1 and 2 are offered at Georgian and years 3 and 4 are offered through York University

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • be accountable to the public and practice within the professional standards of nursing


  • enhance health and healing through synthesizing knowledge from nursing and other disciplines in understanding the lived experience of clients


  • participate in the ongoing transformation and humanization of health care by incorporating multiple ways of knowing, evidence informed care and critical reflective practice


  • commit to excellence in professional practice through lifelong learning


  • establish and maintain collaborative relationships within nursing, the interprofessional team and the community


  • be leaders in the advancement of the nursing profession in all domains of practice


  • advocate and support healthy organizational and public policy to promote health of individuals, families, groups, communities and global populations


  • provide culturally sensitive nursing care that honours human dignity, respects diversity, and embraces different ways of being.
Fall Intake - Barrie, Owen Sound

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4

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Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

Winter Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4

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Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter

2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

Upon graduation from this program you will be recommended to the College of Nurses to

write the registration examinations. Successful completion of these examinations and compliance with the Regulated Health Professions Act will entitle you to become a Registered Nurse and thus a member of the College of Nurses of Ontario.

Note: The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), the body responsible for regulating nursing in Ontario, sets entry to practice requirements that nurses and practical nurses must meet to become registered in Ontario. CNO's mission is to regulate nursing to protect the public interest. Among CNO's entry to practice requirements are provisions specifically intended to enhance public safety. These provisions require that applicants for registration in Ontario:

a) have not been found guilty of a criminal offence or an offence under the Narcotic

Control Act (Canada) and the Foods and Drug Act (Canada);

b) not have been the subject of a finding of professional misconduct, incompetence

or incapacity, whether in Ontario or in another jurisdiction and whether in

relation to the nursing profession or another health profession;

c) not currently be the subject of proceedings for professional misconduct,

incompetence or incapacity, whether in Ontario or in another jurisdiction

and whether in relation to the nursing profession or another health

profession;

d) not be suffering from a physical or mental condition that makes it desirable in the

public interest that he or she not practice.

An applicant for registration who does not meet one or more of these requirements must inform CNO and provide details about the incident or situation. The applicant will not be necessarily refused registration because CNO's Registration Committee will review information about the incident or situation to determine if an exemption from the requirement(s) will be granted. An applicant for registration, who does not inform CNO, may have the application for registration cancelled, or any certification of registration which may have been issued revoked.

Applicants who apply for registration with CNO on, or after, January 1, 2005 require a Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Criminal Record Synopsis as part of the registration process. The CPIC check provides evidence that an applicant has met the requirement of registration related to good character and suitability to practice. In the event that the applicant has a criminal record they will not be permitted to write the provincial exam and thus not become a certified professional. If the applicant has a criminal record it is highly recommended that a pardon be obtained before applying to the program. Additionally, if a criminal record is obtained during undergraduate education it is highly recommended that a pardon be obtained. For more information go to www.cno.org.

If you have any questions about these registration requirements, please contact CNO at (416) 928-0900, or 1-800-387-5526, ext. 6249.

You are encouraged to become a student member of the professional organization, the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (www.rnao.org).

OSSD or equivalent with six Grade 12 U or U/C credits including:

- Grade 12 (U) English,

- Grade 12 (U) Biology,

- Grade 12 (U) Chemistry OR Grade 12 (U) Physics

- Grade 12 (U) Mathematics.

Recommended 80% average. *

Mature applicants may also be considered for admission and must meet subject prerequisites prior to registration with a minimum grade of 70% in the prerequisite courses and an overall average of 75%. Applicants from the Pre-Health Science program (available from Georgian College) must also be graduates of that program.

Non-secondary school applicants must also meet the following criteria:

- Be 21 years or older by December 31 of year of admission

- Must not have been enrolled in a formal education program for a minimum

of two years if applying as mature student. A recent resume and cover letter

is required.

- Must have no recent unfavourable academic performance.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the Georgian or York websites to verify specific course pre-requisites. We will consider a combination of OACs and Grade 12 U or M courses for all secondary school applicants.

*Note: Enrolment in this program is limited. The admission average is determined annually and may be higher for acceptance in any given intake.

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

- OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with six Grade 12 U or U/C credits including Grade

12 (U) English (ENG4U), Grade 12 (U) biology (SBI4U), Grade 12 (U) chemistry (SCH4U) OR Grade 12 (U) physics (SPH4U); plus any Grade 12 (U) mathematics. Recommended 80% average**

Non-Secondary school applicants:

- Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics, and biology and chemistry or physics courses taken at Georgian College with 75% average in the pre-requisite courses**. A recent resume and cover letter is also required.

- College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Graduate of Pre-health Sciences* with 70% graduating average and 75% average in the 4 pre-requisite courses**.

- Equivalent courses in English and mathematics, and biology and chemistry or physics taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (12U or 12M level) with 75% average**. A recent resume and cover letter is also required.

- English, Literature or Communication and mathematics credit courses and most biology and chemistry or physics credit courses from accredited colleges/universities with an overall GPA of 70% and 75% average in the 4 pre-requisite courses**

* available from Georgian College.

** A minimum grade of 70% is required in each of the 4 pre-requisite courses.

In addition, non-secondary school applicants must also meet the following criteria:

- Be 21 years or older by December 31 of year of admission

- Must not have been enrolled in a formal education program for a minimum of two years if applying as mature student. A recent resume and cover letter is required.

- Must have no recent unfavourable academic performance

Applicants are encouraged to visit the Georgian or York websites to verify specific course pre-requisites. We will consider a combination of OACs and Grade 12 U or M courses for all secondary school applicants.

Note: Enrolment in this program is limited. While we’ve specified minimum GPA requirements, the admission average is determined annually and may be higher for acceptance in any given intake.

19 Mandatory Courses

1 Gerontology or Maternal Infant Setting Practicum Selection

2 Humanities Electives

Mandatory Courses

NURS1511 Development of Self as Nurse: Professionhood and Knowledge of Nursing 1
NURS1522 Health and Healing: Client Centred Care in Gerontology and Maternal Infant Settings Theory
NURS1531 Anatomy and Physiology 1
NURS1532 Anatomy and Physiology 2
NURS1541 Health and Healing: Wellness Across the Lifespan
NURS1542 Health and Healing:Introductory Nursing Skills
NURS1543 Health and Healing: Health Assessment
NURS2512 Development of Self as Nurse: Professionhood and Knowledge of Nursing 2
NURS2513 Development of Self as Nurse: Ethical Ways of Knowing and Caring
NURS2524 Health and Healing: Client-Centred Care of Individuals with Common Health Challenges Theory
NURS2525 Health and Healing: Client-Centred Care of Individuals with Common Health Challenges Practicum
NURS2526 Health and Healing: Client-Centred Care of Individuals with Complex Health Challenges Theory
NURS2527 Health and Healing: Client-Centred Care of Individuals with Complex Health Challenges Practicum
NURS2533 Processes of Human Diseases 1
NURS2534 Processes of Human Disease 2
NURS2544 Health and Healing:Complex Nursing Skills and Health Assessment
NURS2550 Pharmacology
PSYC1003 Introduction to Psychology 1
PSYC1004 Introduction to Psychology 2
Gerontology or Maternal Infant Setting Practicum Selection
NURS1523 Health and Healing: Client Centred Care for Individuals in Gerontology Settings Practicum
NURS1524 Health and Healing: Client Centred Care for Individuals in Maternal Infant Settings Practicum
Humanities Electives
To be selected from College list



Placement Requirements:

In order to provide quality practicum placements, students are placed in a variety of agencies in the region serviced by the campus. Students are required to provide their own transportation to practicum placements. Placements may be 6, 10 or 12 hour days and may include weekends and evenings starting as early as 0600.

Many programs in particular, Health and Wellness and Community and Human Services, have immunization, criminal or other requirements that need to be met prior to placements starting.

You are responsible for meeting these requirements.

To be eligible for all practicum placements, students must have a completed Clinical

Preparedness Permit (see Clinical Preparedness Permit) which includes:

- A current Cardiac Life Support Certificate for Health Care Providers renewed

annually and Standard First Aid (only on admission) On-line courses are not

acceptable. It is the student's responsibility to renew CPR certification every

year throughout the Nursing Program.

- A completed and current immunization form in compliance with the Public

Hospitals Act

- A record of mask fit test, renewed every two years.

- WHMIS Training

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program are required by host agencies to provide a current criminal record check and vulnerable sector check from a recognized police service before they are permitted to start their clinical/practicum or work placement. Individuals, who have been charged or convicted criminally and not yet pardoned, will be prohibited from proceeding to a clinical/practicum or work placement. A student with an outstanding charge or has been convicted of a criminal offence and has not obtained a full pardon will be counselled to withdraw from the program as a successful practicum placement is a requirement to progress through the program.

Obtaining the Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check usually requires a processing time of up to 12 weeks and can vary between Police jurisdictions. As some jurisdictions require longer lead-time for processing, ensure you allow for sufficient turn-around time. Checks conducted earlier than six months may not be considered current. Please ensure these requirements are fully met and complete prior to the placement start date. It is the student’s responsibility to provide the completed documents prior to placement start at the designated check time and format as set by the college. Contact the BSCN program coordinator on your program’s webpage at www.georgiancollege.ca/academics if you have further questions.

The costs associated with the provision of the Vulnerable Sector Police Record check and/or a pardon are to be borne by the student. The college assumes no responsibility for these matters.

Additional Applicant Information:

Candidates for professional nursing registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario must be graduates of an approved university Baccalaureate Nursing Program. In order to write the registration examination to work as Registered Nurses, candidates must have an approved Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN).

Georgian College and York University have developed an integrated collaborative program. Students in the collaborative program will spend their first two years studying at Georgian College. The next two years will be spent at York University. At the end of four years, graduates will receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) from York University and will be eligible to write the Registered Nurse examination.

Graduation Eligibility:

York’s graduation eligibility criteria will apply as students will graduate from York not

Georgian.

At the end of the regular academic year, the following applies to each student:

- overall grade point average of C+ or 65%, cumulative over the program,

including all courses

- no NURS course less than C+ or 65%

- the passing grade for social science and humanities courses is 50%

Note: Credential is granted upon successful completion of years three and four at York

University.

At York Course Requirements

Years 3 and 4

11 Mandatory Courses (listed below)

2 Nursing and 2 Non-Nursing Electives at the Year 3 and Year 4 level or above.

Mandatory (Years 3 & 4 – York University)

BIOL2900 Clinical Microbiology for Nurses

PSYC2021 Statistical Methods 1 or Equivalent

NURS3514 Development of Self: Nursing as Leader and Change Agent

NURS3515 Development of Self: Research and Inquiry

NURS3524 Health/Healing: Client Centered Care (CCC) of Individual and Families

in Child and Mental Health Settings

NURS4516 Development of Self: Advanced Professional Issues

NURS4525 Health/Healing: Client Centered Care Community as Partner

NURS4526 Health/Healing: Client Centered Care (CCC) of Ind. and Family in

Homes/Acute Care Settings

NURS4527 Health/Healing: Integrated Nursing Science Practicum

NURS4528 Health/Healing: Integrated Nursing Science Theory

NURS4546 Health/Healing: Global Context of Health

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Program:

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Blair Fleming

I needed to upgrade my skills, so I took the Pre-Health Sciences program. I studied sciences, biology, physics, math and general education. In one year, I had all the prerequisites I needed to enter the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program at the Barrie Campus. Read more...

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Melissa Barnes in her scrubs, talking to a patient

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Registered Nurse at Headwaters Health Care Centre

Program:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing


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Alumna Courtney stands in a nursing lab

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Year:

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For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Barrie

Contact:
Casey Wilson
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1444

Owen Sound

Contact:
Nicole Graham
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 2019

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