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2nd Entry Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)

Effective Fall 2022, we will be introducing a modified 2nd Entry BScN Program. 

The School of Nursing is offering students who are starting in Fall 2022 an optional BScN undergraduate streams covering topics in areas including mental health, and acute/critical care.

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2nd Entry BScN Program (Effective Fall 2022)

DegreeBachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)
MajorNursing
Program Option(s)

The School of Nursing’s 2nd Entry Program, which is approved by the College of Nurses of Ontario, builds on prior university learning and is available to students who have completed a university degree in any discipline or have 60 credits or more toward a university degree. The program builds on this prior university learning thus enabling students to complete the program in two calendar years through concentrated and continuous learning in six-semester.

The program uses transformative teaching/learning strategies that blend theory and practice to develop intentional, reflective and socially responsive practitioners to ensure health for all through nursing excellence. Interprofessional thinking and collaboration are integrated throughout the program, culminating in a nursing capstone course which aligns with a final practicum experience. Students learn to partner, advocate and lead in the provision of care though opportunities that foster in-depth knowledge, critical thinking, lifelong scholarship, and professional development.

Length of Program

The 2nd-Entry Program is a 2-year full-time program and there is no part-time option. Students complete the program in two calendar years which includes the summer semesters and celebrate their achievement at the Fall convocation ceremony. Information relevant to each term (e.g., classes and exams start/end dates, reading week, holidays, etc.) are listed on the Registrar’s Office important dates webpage.

You must have completed 60 credits at a recognized university prior to admission which is equivalent to at least ten university full courses), with a cumulative grade point average of at least a B (6.0 on the York Scale and 3.0 on the new grading scheme at York University) and a B+ (7.0 on the York Scale and 3.30 on the new grading scheme at York University) average in the last 30 credits.

Prerequisite Requirements: Of the 60 or more credits completed, the following prerequisites must be included at the 1000 or above level with at least a B (6.0 on the York Scale and 3.0 on the new grading scheme at York University) for each course:

  • 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, fine arts, history, literature, religion, philosophy, classics, drama, linguistics, languages) (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.

Transfer Credits: Transfer credits are not awarded for any nursing courses.

Note: The School of Nursing no longer requires the CASPer test. Meeting the minimum requirements outlined above, does not ensure admission to the program.

In order to complete missing prerequisites, non-York student applicants may take courses (pending space availability) as visiting/non-degree students at York. Students are asked to contact the relevant department directly. If you are interested in coming to York University as a visiting student more information can be at Admission and Application Procedures for Visiting Students.

Admissions Process & Application Deadline

You can submit your application through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC). The application deadline is February 1 for admission in September. You must submit official transcripts for University level studies completed and provide proof of enrolment for courses in progress by the application deadline date, as well as other supporting documents (official transcripts, etc.). Transfer students from other nursing programs are not accepted into the program. Note: Students enrolled in another BScN program at York or any other university are not permitted to transfer into the 2nd Entry BScN program.

Note: Offers of admission for Nursing will begin after the deadline (February 1) has passed. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission

Transfer Credits

Once accepted into the program, the Office of Admissions will assist you with determining eligibility for transfer credit(s). We are not able to assess prerequisite course equivalence prior to submission of your application. Please visit the Admission webpage for details about the admission process or contact the Admission Client Services Representative (study@yorku.ca or 416-736-5000).

Applicants who fail to meet conditions will not be permitted to start the program (i.e., cannot enrol) and will have to re-apply to the program.

Internationally Educated Applicants

All students, irrespective of where they have studied (e.g., outside of Canada and the United States) are subject to the same criteria noted above. The Admission and Application Procedures for International Students provides information about fees & expenses, scholarships & awards, application process, language requirements, and more. York International provides support to international students to ensure their success (visit York International).

Note: you will not be authorized to practice nursing following graduation. You must meet the College’s requirements which includes proof of Citizenship, permanent residency or authorization to practice nursing in order to register with the College. The College of Nurses of Ontario registration requirements provides details for Authorization to Work.

The study plan is detailed below and the York University Faculty of Health School of Nursing Supplemental Calendar provides information on academic advising and support, course descriptions, academic standing, policies and procedures, resources and student life, and other helpful information of interest to you.

2nd Entry BScN Program – 6-term (90 credits, with 60 credits transferred on admission = 150 credits)

Year 1 (15 + 15 + 15 credits)

Term 1 (F) Term 2 (W) Term 3 (S)
NURS 1512 3.00 Reflection and Theory-based Practice in Professional Nursing  NURS 2513 3.00 Ethics and Health Equity in Interprofessional Practice  NURS 3512 3.00 Nursing in the Context of Global and Environmental Health
NURS 3001 3.00 The Canadian Health Care System  NURS 2514 3.00 Introduction to Social Justice and Advocacy in Nursing Practice  NURS 3514 3.00 Leadership, Change and Innovation
NURS 1543 3.00 Health Assessment  NURS 2535 3.00 Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Knowledge Integration I  NURS 2536 3.00 Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Knowledge Integration II  
NURS 3515 3.00 Evidence-informed Nursing Practice: Research and Inquiry  NURS 3510 6.00 Partnering with Communities
NURS 3510P 0.00
Practicum for HH/NURS 3510 6.00
NURS 2547 6.00 Mental Health Across the Lifespan 
NURS 2547P 0.00
Practicum for HH/NURS 2547 6.00
NURS 2543 3.00 Health of Families and Social Groups
3.0

Year 2 (15 + 15 + 15)

Term 4 (F) Term 5 (W) Term 6 (S)
NURS 4516 3.00 Development as a Professional NurseNURS 3517 3.00 Critical Reflection and Clinical Reasoning in PracticeNURS 4528 3.00 Nursing Knowledge and Transition
Nursing Elective 3.00
(3000 level +)
Nursing Elective 3.00
(3000 level +)
NURS 4531 3.00 Professional Scholarship: Capstone Project
NURS 3537 3.00 Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Knowledge Integration III  NURS 4524 3.00 Trends in Healthcare DeliveryNURS 4527 9.00 Integrated
Practicum
NURS 3511 6.00 Episodic and Common Health Challenges
NURS 3511P 0.00 Practicum for HH/NURS 3511 6.00
NURS 4526 6.00 Acute and Complex Health Challenges
NURS 4526P 0.00 Practicum for HH/NURS 4526 6.00


2nd Entry BScN Program

DegreeBachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)
MajorNursing
Stream(s)2nd Entry in Nursing
Program Option(s)Specialized Honours — 150 credits
Offered bySchool of Nursing

Within the program, faculty 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 invite students to question and think critically about conventional assumptions and practices and help you gain the insights and skills that will prepare them 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, 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.

Length of Program

Students complete the full time program in two calendar years and graduate in the Fall convocation after the second summer semester.  Students break from studies for statutory holidays, reading week in the fall and winter terms and following summer semester exams. This is a full time program and there is no part time option available.

For the Undergraduate Sessional Dates visit: Registrar's Office - Important Dates

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

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 B (6.0 on the York Scale) and a B+ (7.0) 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 prerequisites must be included at the 1000 or above level with at least a B (6.0 on the York Scale) for each course:

  • 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, fine arts, history, literature, religion, philosophy, classics, drama, linguistics, languages) (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.

Transfer Credits: Transfer credits are not awarded for any nursing courses.

In order to complete missing prerequisites, non-York student applicants may take courses (pending space availability) as visiting/non-degree students at York. Students are asked to contact the relevant department directly. Please follow this link for information about visiting student status at York: Visiting Students - Admission Requirements

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

Prerequisites Equivalencies List

For a list of prerequisites course equivalencies, please refer toList of Prerequisite Course Equivalencies [PDF]

*Course codes and titles may have been updated or changed by the University offering the course(s).

Note: Due to the large volume of applicants, we are not able to assess courses prior to application.

Application Submission

Applicants from other Universities, York University degree holders or students in their final year must submit their application to the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC) at OUAC Website. : Future Students - Undergraduate Application Webpage.

**Transfer of credits will be reviewed by the Office of Admission.

Current York students who wish to transfer into the program can request Change of Degree or Faculty Transfer between December 1 and February 1.  Please 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 1, 2022 for admission to the Program in September 2022.

You must submit official transcripts for University level studies completed and provide proof of enrolment for courses in progress by the application deadline date, as well other supporting documents (official transcripts, etc.)

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.

Visa Student Applications

Please visit the website at: Future Students - Admission Requirements

York University English Requirements

Please visit the website at: Future Students - Admission Requirements

Course Descriptions

Term 1 (Fall)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

An introduction to the general principles of pharmacotherapeutics, 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)

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.

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.

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.

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)

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.

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.

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)

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 3.00. Prerequisite or corequisite for Collaborative students: HH/NURS 4525 6.00, HH/NURS 4526 6.00. Prerequisites or corequisites for second Entry students: HH/NURS 4525 6.00, HH/NURS 3524 6.00. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

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.

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)

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.

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.

List of all Electives

Please note: Not all electives will be offered each semester

Course Code & number of credits Course Name
HH/NURS 3000 3.0Trends and Contemporary Issues for the Aging Adult in Canada
HH/NURS 3210 3.0Societal Implications of Health Informatics
HH/NURS 3240 3.0Electronic Data Systems: An Analytical Examination of Human Caring and Technology
HH/NURS 3250 3.0Health Law
HH/NURS 3500 3.0Program Evaluation in Health Care Part I
HH/NURS 3600 3.0Patterns in the Health Experience of Older Persons
HH/NURS 3700 3.0Transcultural Nursing
HH/NURS 3710 3.0Nurses’ Experience in Healthcare Environments
HH/NURS 3730 3.0Lived Praxis in Nursing
HH/NURS 3740 3.0Health Care Planning for Communities
HH/NURS 3780 3.0Clinical Decision-Making
HH/NURS 3920 3.0Reflective Practice through Simulation
HH/NURS 3950 3.0Communicating and Relating in Complex Situations
HH/NURS 3960 3.0Theory Guided Evidence-Based Practice
HH/NURS 4210 3.0Privacy and Security Principles and Applications in Health Care
HH/NURS 4370 3.0Indigenous History and Health
HH/NURS 4610 3.0Human Experience of Chronic Health Challenges
HH/NURS 4620 3.0Women’s Health and Women’s Health Movements: Critical Perspectives
HH/NURS 4650 3.0Advanced Paediatric Nursing
HH/NURS 4640 3.0Integrative and Expressive Forms of Caring
HH/NURS 4710 3.0The Canadian Health Care System
HH/NURS 4720 3.0Nurses as Teachers and Learners
HH/NURS 4760 3.0Child Rights and Child/Youth Centeredness in Canadian Nursing


Year 1

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

Year 2

Term 4 (Fall)Term 5 (Winter)Term 6 (Summer)
HH/NURS 4525 6.00 (Section: C) Health & Healing: Community as PartnerHH/NURS 3524  6.00 (Section: M or N) Health and Healing: Client-Centred Care of Individuals and Families in Child and Mental Health SettingsHH/NURS 4527 9.00 (Section: A or B) Health & Healing: Integrated Nursing Science Practicum
HH/NURS 4525 P 0.00 (Section: C) Practicum for HH/NURS 4525HH/NURS 3524 P 0.00 (Section: M or N) Practicum for HH/NURS 3524HH/NURS 4528 3.00 (Section: A or B) Health & Healing: Integrated Nursing Science Theory
HH/NURS 3515 3.00 (Section: E) Development of Self as Nurse: Research and InquiryHH/NURS 4516 3.00 (Section: M or N) Development of Self as Nurse: Advanced Professional Issues
HH/NURS 3514 3.00 (Section: A) Development of Self as Nurse: Nurse as Leader and Agent of ChangeHH/NURS 4546 3.00 (Section: M or N) 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 higherHH/NURS elective 3.00 at the 3000 level or higher An elective course 3.00 in nursing at the 3000 level or higher

2nd Entry Program FAQ

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.

A minimum of 60 credits with a cumulative average of B (6.0 on York scale) and minimum B+ (7.0) average in your last 30 credits (5 full courses). Please refer to the admission requirements.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Please visit the website at Future Students - Admission Requirements 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.

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.

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 enable you to work in health care agencies/hospitals as a qualified RN.

Housing information: Please visit the York Housing Website

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 following Future Students webpage for details: Future Students

For information regarding scholarships visit York's scholarship webpage at: Future Students - Scholarships

Keele Campus Map: Campus Map Webpage. The School of Nursing at York University is located in Building 31, the Health, Nursing, & Environmental Studies Building.

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: Registrar's Office - Important Dates

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.

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.

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).

Registration Requirements for the 2nd Entry Program

To practice nursing in Canada, all graduates of a BScN program must complete and pass a registration exam, the NCLEX-RN. 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 registration 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.

The nursing program at York University is approved by the College of Nurses of Ontario and is designed to lead to eligibility for professional registration as a nurse in Ontario. The College of Nurses of Ontario publishes the Entry Level Competencies that are required to enter the profession in Ontario. To achieve these competencies a student needs to possess certain essential skills and abilities.  These include cognitive, communicative, behavioural, psychomotor, sensory and environmental capacities, all of which are essential for professional practice.  They can be found on the College of Nurses website under Requisite Skills and Abilities for Nursing Practice in Ontario [PDF].