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.
A Registered Nurse is a valued member of the health care team. Graduates provide nursing care in settings such hospitals, nursing homes, homes for the aged, family health teams, community centres, clinics, industry and public health agencies. If you choose to work in a specialized area you may need additional education or work experience. Please refer to the College of Nurses of Ontario website (www.cno.org) for additional information on the scope and role of the Registered Nurse.
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.
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.
- NURS 1511 - Development of Self as Nurse: Professionhood and Knowledge of Nursing 1 (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
- NURS 1531 - Anatomy and Physiology 1 (Semester 1 / 56 hours)
- NURS 1541 - Health and Healing: Wellness Across the Lifespan (Semester 1 / 56 hours)
- NURS 1542 - Health and Healing: Introductory Nursing Skills (Semester 1 / 56 hours)
- PSYC 1003 - Introduction to Psychology 1 (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
- NURS 1522 - Health and Healing: Client Centred Care in Gerontology and Maternal Infant Settings Theory (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
- NURS 1532 - Anatomy and Physiology 2 (Semester 2 / 56 hours)
- NURS 1543 - Health and Healing: Health Assessment (Semester 2 / 56 hours)
- PSYC 1004 - Introduction to Psychology 2 (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
- NURS 2524 - Health and Healing: Client-Centred Care of Individuals with Common Health Challenges Theory (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
- NURS 2525 - Health and Healing: Client-Centred Care of Individuals with Common Health Challenges Practicum (Semester 3 / 156 hours)
- NURS 2533 - Processes of Human Diseases 1 (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
- NURS 2544 - Health and Healing:Complex Nursing Skills and Health Assessment (Semester 3 / 70 hours)
- NURS 2550 - Pharmacology (Semester 3 / 56 hours)
- NURS 2512 - Development of Self as Nurse: Professionhood and Knowledge of Nursing 2 (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
- NURS 2513 - Development of Self as Nurse: Ethical Ways of Knowing and Caring (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
- NURS 2526 - Health and Healing: Client-Centred Care of Individuals with Complex Health Challenges Theory (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
- NURS 2527 - Health and Healing: Client-Centred Care of Individuals with Complex Health Challenges Practicum (Semester 4 / 156 hours)
- NURS 2534 - Processes of Human Disease 2 (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
- Gerontology or Maternal Infant Setting Practicum Selection (Semester 4 / hours)
- NURS 1523 - Health and Healing: Client Centred Care for Individuals in Gerontology Settings Practicum (Semester 4 / 130 hours)
- NURS 1524 - Health and Healing: Client Centred Care for Individuals in Maternal Infant Settings Practicum (Semester 4 / 130 hours)
- Select 1 course from the humanities elective list during registration. (Semester 1)
- Select 1 course from the humanities elective list during registration. (Semester 2)
- Select 1 course from the list below during registration. (Semester 2)