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4-Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) Programs

The School of Nursing’s stand-alone 4-Year Direct Entry Program, which has received preliminary approval from the College of Nurses of Ontario, offers all four years at York’s Keele campus and is designed for students who have no previous nursing education.

Effective Fall 2022, the 4-Year Direct Entry Program will be the only option available for new applicants seeking admission to a 4-year degree program which does not have a part-time option. You can find an overview of the program below.

The Collaborative BScN Program is a 4-year full-time program with no part-time option. This program is being discontinued. You can find an overview of the program below.

4-Year Direct Entry Program

DegreeSpecialized Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) (120 credits)
MajorNursing

The School of Nursing’s stand-alone 4-Year Direct Entry Program, which has received preliminary approval from the College of Nurses of Ontario, offers all four years at York’s Keele campus and is designed for students who have no previous nursing education. 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 through opportunities that foster in-depth knowledge, critical thinking, lifelong scholarship, and professional development.

Length of Program

The 4-Year Direct Entry Program is a 4-year full-time program (there is no part-time option). Students complete the program in four calendar years and celebrate their achievement at the Spring 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 page.

To gain admission to this program, you must have six 4U credits and your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 80s

  • 4U English
  • 4U Biology
  • 4U Chemistry or Physics
  • 4U Math
  • 2 courses at the 4U/4M level
  • No prerequisite below 70%

You must 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, as well as supporting documents (e.g., proof of enrollment) by the application deadline date. Once accepted into the program, the Office of Admissions will assist you with determining eligibility for transfer credit(s). Please visit the York University How to Apply webpage for details about the admission process or contact Student Recruitment & Admissions. Transfer students from other nursing programs are not accepted into the undergraduate nursing programs.

Mature students

To be considered as a mature student please review admission requirements and application procedures for mature students. Mature students must meet the above admission requirements for the 4-Year Direct Entry Program and have completed these requirements within the last five years. Mature students must submit their application through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC).

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. View admission requirements and application procedures for international students to learn more about fees & expenses, scholarships & awards, application process, language requirements, and more. York International provides support to international students to ensure their success. Note: you will not be authorized to practise 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 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.

Year 1

TERM 1 - FALL (15 credits)TERM 2 - WINTER (15 credits)
NURS 1510 3.00 Reflection and Relational Practice in Professional NursingNURS 1511 3.00 Nursing Theory and Knowledge Development
KINE 1101 3.00 Applied Human Anatomy & Physiology for Health Practitioners IKINE 1102 3.00 Applied Human Anatomy & Physiology for Health Practitioners II
PSYC 1010 6.00 Introduction to PsychologyPSYC 1010 6.00 Introduction to Psychology
Gen Ed Course 3.00Gen Ed Course 3.00
NURS 1542 3.00 Health and Well-BeingNURS 1543 3.00 Health Assessment

Year 2

TERM 3 - FALL (15 credits)TERM 4 - WINTER (15 credits)
NURS 2513 3.00 Ethics and Health Equity in Interprofessional PracticeNURS 2514 3.00 Introduction to Social Justice and Advocacy in Nursing Practice 3.0
NURS 2535 3.00 Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Knowledge Integration INURS 2536 3.00 Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Knowledge Integration II
SC/BIOL 2900 3.00 Clinical Microbiology for NursesPSYC 2021 3.00 Statistical Methods I
NURS 2546 6.00 Health of Families and Social GroupsNURS 2547 6.00 Mental Health Across the Lifespan

Year 3

TERM 5 - FALL (15 credits)TERM 6 - WINTER (15 credits)
NURS 3514 3.00 Leadership, Change and InnovationNURS 3512 3.00 Nursing in the Context of Global and Environmental Health
NURS 3537 3.00 Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Knowledge Integration IIINURS 3517 3.00 Critical Reflection and Clinical Reasoning in Practice
NURS 3515 3.00 Evidence-informed Nursing Practice: Research and InquiryNursing Elective 3.00 (3000 level +)
NURS 3510 6.00 Partnering with CommunitiesNURS 3511 6.00 Episodic and Common Health Challenges

Year 4

TERM 7 - FALL (15 credits)TERM 8 - WINTER (15 credits)
NURS 4516 3.00 Development as a Professional NurseNURS 4528 3.00 Nursing Knowledge and Transition
NURS 4524 3.00 Trends in Healthcare DeliveryNURS 4530 3.00 Professional Scholarship: Capstone Project
Nursing Elective 3.00 (3000 level +)NURS 4527 9.00 Integrated Practicum
NURS 4526 6.00 Acute and Complex Health Challenges

4-Year Direct Entry Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Applicants must submit their application through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) (application deadline January 13) or through York Admissions Office (application deadline February 1) for admission in September.

To gain admission to this program, you must have six 4U credits and your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 80s

  • 4U English
  • 4U Biology
  • 4U Chemistry or Physics
  • 4U Math
  • 2 courses at the 4U/4M level
  • No prerequisite below 70%

Once accepted into the program, the Office of Admissions will assist you with determining eligibility for transfer credit(s).

Applicants from other universities and colleges are welcome to apply. Prerequisites will be assessed and meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program as this program is very competitive.

No.

No. If you decline an offer of admission and want to enter the program in a subsequent year, you must reapply for that year.

We do not accept transfers from other nursing programs.

You can submit a program request change form and your application will be assessed to determine if you meet the prerequisites for the program. Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission, as this is a very competitive program.

No, all prerequisite courses must be completed by June 30.

You must have all required documents, including transcripts showing those prerequisites courses either in progress or completed by the application deadline.

The nursing program is not designed to prepare you for medical school but rather to prepare you for a career in nursing.

The 4-Year Direct Entry BScN program at York is not offered through distance education. It is a full-time program that requires on site attendance.

Please visit the website at futurestudents.yorku.ca/requirements/language-tests for information about English facility requirements.

The 4-Year Direct Entry BScN program at York is designed for students who have no previous nursing education.

Yes, you will still be assessed on the admission requirements for the program.

For information regarding scholarships visit York's scholarship webpage at Future Students - Scholarships. Further information can be acquired from the School of Nursing bscn4yr@yorku.ca.

The School of Nursing is located at the York University Keele campus in Building 31, the Health, Nursing, & Environmental Studies Building (HNES). Keele Campus Map

Students in the program have the same breaks and holidays as other York students enrolled in courses during the Fall and Winter. Please see the Registrar webpage for important dates: Registrar's Office - Important Dates

All BScN graduates are required to pass the registration exam (NCLEX-RN) administered by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) to practice nursing in Ontario and elsewhere in Canada. 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 at: www.cno.org

Some of many examples of career options:

· Home healthcare

· Primary healthcare (e.g. clinics, family doctor’s office)

· Public Health

· Hospitals (e.g. intensive care units, emergency departments, medical/surgical floors)

· Long-term care

· Industry (e.g. occupational health nursing)

· Entrepreneur (e.g. private nursing services, consultant)

· Education

· Research

Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)

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 a previous post-secondary institution.

In collaboration with Seneca and Georgian College, the first two years of the program are 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.

Transfer Credit Assessment Request Form [PDF]

To apply for the Collaborative BScN Program,  the applicants must have six 4U credits with a minimum 80% average

  • 4U English
  • 4U Biology
  • 4U Chemistry or Physics
  • 4U Math
  • 2 courses at the 4U/4M level

Application Deadline

The application deadline is February 1, 2021 for admission to the Program in September 2021.

You must submit official transcripts for University level studies, completed or in progress (proof of enrollment) by the application deadline date, as well as supporting documents (official transcripts, etc)

For more information regarding the Office of Admissions, please visit Future Students - Contact Information Webpage or contact the Admission Office at 416-736-5000 or email study@yorku.ca

Application Submission

Transfer students from other nursing programs are not accepted into the program. Applicants from other university/college programs, including York, should meet the admission requirements below to apply for the Collaborative BScN program. However, for further information, please contact the Office of Admissions at York, at 416-736-5000 or email  study@yorku.ca as they will assist applicants with previous courses completed for equivalency.

Interested candidates can submit an application through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) or Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) or apply directly to York University. The Office of Admissions will consider both High School grades as well as University level studies for Admission.

York University Online Application: Future Students - Undergraduate Application Webpage
OR
Ontario University Application CentreOUAC Website

Mature students need to complete prerequisite courses. To apply as a mature student you have to be 20 by the end of the year in which you are applying and have been out of full-time high school for two years. For more information, please visit: Admission Requirements for Mature Students Webpage

**Submit all supporting documents for assessment to Office of Admissions.

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 Students Applicants

Please visit website at: Future Students - Admission Requirements

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. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

SC/BIOL 2900 3.00 Microbiology for Nurses

An introductory course in medical microbiology designed for nursing students. Topics include: structure/function relationships of viruses, bacteria and fungi; physical and chemical control of microbial growth; human/microbe interactions; immunology; major infectious diseases of humans; epidemiology and public health. Prerequisite: Entry in the collaborative Nursing program. Course credit exclusions: SC/BIOL 2905 3.00, SC/BIOL 3150 4.00. Note: Not eligible for biology credit towards a Biology/Biochemistry /Environmental Biology program. Not open to students who have taken 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. Prerequisites: HH/NURS 2523 6.00, HH/NURS 2534 3.00, HH/NURS 2512 3.00, HH/NURS 2513 3.00, HH/NURS 4525 6.00 (for second Entry BScN students only). 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. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

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. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in Nursing Elective for the BScN degree.

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 an 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 (prior to Winter 2012), 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/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. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in Nursing Elective for the BScN degree.

 HH/NURS 4525 6.00 Health and Healing: Community as a Partner

This course focuses on the community as a partner. Knowledge and skills related to caring for the community will be explored. The roles, concepts, and theories related to promoting communities, using the 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 an opportunity for praxis. Prerequisites for Collaborative BScN students: HH/NURS 3524 6.00. Prerequisite or corequisite for Collaborative BScN students: HH/NURS 3515 3.00, HH/NURS 3514 3.00. Prerequisite for second Entry BScN students: HH/NURS 2523 6.00. Prerequisite for Post RN IEN students: HH/NURS 4131 6.00. PRIOR TO FALL 2012: course credit exclusion: HH/NURS 4120 6.00. Notes: Students need to pass both practicum components in order to pass the course and are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from practicum sites. 2nd Entry and Post RN IEN students who failed to achieve the minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) in course prerequisites will be ineligible to proceed/withdrawn from this course. A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

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. Prerequisites or corequisites: HH/NURS 3514 3.00, HH/NURS 3515 3.00. Students who failed to achieve the minimum grade of 5.00 (5.00 (C+)) in course prerequisites will be ineligible to proceed/withdrawn from this course. Course credit equivalent: HH/NURS 4130 6.00. Open to: Students in the York-Seneca-Georgian Collaborative BScN Program. Note: Students need to pass both classroom and practicum components in order to pass the course. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from practice placements. A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

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 courses. The non-nursing electives must not require any prerequisites. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in Nursing Elective for the BScN degree.

Year 4 – Term 4 (Fall)

HH/NURS 4516 3.00 Development of Self as Nurse: Advanced Professional Issues

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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 that 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.

HH/NURS 4525 6.00 Health and Healing: Community as a Partner

This course focuses on the community as a partner. Knowledge and skills related to caring for the community will be explored. The roles, concepts, and theories related to promoting communities, using the 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 an opportunity for praxis. Prerequisites for Collaborative BScN students: HH/NURS 3524 6.00. Prerequisite or corequisite for Collaborative BScN students: HH/NURS 3515 3.00, HH/NURS 3514 3.00. Prerequisite for second Entry BScN students: HH/NURS 2523 6.00. Prerequisite for Post RN IEN students: HH/NURS 4131 6.00. PRIOR TO FALL 2012: course credit exclusion: HH/NURS 4120 6.00. Notes: Students need to pass both practicum components in order to pass the course and are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from practicum sites. 2nd Entry and Post RN IEN students who failed to achieve the minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) in course prerequisites will be ineligible to proceed/withdrawn from this course. A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

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. Prerequisites or corequisites: HH/NURS 3514 3.00, HH/NURS 3515 3.00. Students who failed to achieve the minimum grade of 5.00 (5.00 (C+)) in course prerequisites will be ineligible to proceed/withdrawn from this course. Course credit equivalent: HH/NURS 4130 6.00. Open to: Students in the York-Seneca-Georgian Collaborative BScN Program. Note: Students need to pass both classroom and practicum components in order to pass the course. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from practice placements. A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

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. Prerequisites or corequisites for BScN program: all 3000-level courses. Post-RN Course credit exclusion: HH/NURS 4100 3.00 (prior to Fall 2012). Open to: students in the York BScN program. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

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 courses. The non-nursing electives must not require any prerequisites. Note: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in Nursing Elective for the BScN degree.

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. Corequisite: HH/NURS 4528 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 exclusions: HH/NURS 4110 9.00, HH/NURS 4900 9.00. Only open to: Collaborative and second 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 it 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. Corequisite: HH/NURS 4527 9.00. Course credit exclusions: HH/NURS 4111 3.00, HH/NURS 4901 3.00. Only open to: Collaborative and 2nd Entry BScN students. Note 1: 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. Note 2: Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from practicum sites. Note 3: A minimum grade of 5.00 (C+) is required in this course for the BScN degree.

List of Nursing Electives. Please note: Not all electives will be offered.

Course Code & number of creditsCourse 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

Collaborative BScN Program Mandatory Courses for Year 3

FALL (15 credits)WINTER (15 Credits
  • HH/NURS 3515 3.00
    DOS: Research and Inquiry
    Section A, B, C or D (COLLAB sections ONLY )
  • SC/BIOL 2900 3.00
    Microbiology
    Section A or B (COLLAB sections ONLY )
  • Nursing or Non-Nursing Elective 3.00
    (3000 or 4000 level only)
  • HH/NURS 3524 6.00 & HH/NURS 3524P 0.00
    Client-Centred Care of Individuals and Families in Child and Mental Health Settings
    Section A, B, C or D (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)
  • HH/NURS 4525 6.00 & HH/NURS 4525P 0.00
    Client-Centered Care of Community as Partner
    Section M or N (COLLAB sections 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 Summer Term

Collaborative BScN Program Mandatory Courses for Year 4

FALL (maximum 18 credits)WINTER (minimum 12 credits)
  • HH/NURS 4546 3.00
    Health & Healing: Global Context of Nursing
    Section A, B, C or D (COLLAB sections ONLY )
  • Nursing or Non-Nursing Elective 3.00
    (3000 or 4000 level only)
  • HH/NURS 4525 6.00 & HH/NURS 4525P 0.00 Client-Centered Care of Community as Partner Section A or B (COLLAB sections ONLY ) OR HH/NURS 4526 6.00 & HH/NURS 4526P 0.00 Client-Centred Care of Individuals and Families in Homes and Acute Settings
    Section A or B (COLLAB sections ONLY )
  • HH/NURS 4516 3.00
    DOS: Advanced Professional Issues
    Section A, B, C or D (COLLAB sections ONLY )
  • Nursing or Non-Nursing Elective 3.00
    (3000 or 4000 level only)
(Students must complete all nursing degree requirements including nursing and non-nursing elective courses before enrolling in their final Integrated practicum courses (HH/NURS 4527/4528)
  • HH/NURS 4527 9.00
    Integrated Nursing Science Practicum
    Section M, N or O (COLLAB sections ONLY )
  • HH/NURS 4528 3.00
    Integrated Nursing Science Theory
    Section M, N or O (COLLAB sections ONLY )

Note:
Students are required to complete 2 nursing electives and 2 non-nursing electives courses (all at either the 3000 or 4000 level) to fulfill their degree requirements.
For the non-nursing elective requirement, students may choose to take one 6.00 credit course or two 3.00 credit courses.

Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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.

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.

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.

Housing information: Please visit the Student 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 student services webpage for details at Current 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

Registration Requirements For the Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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 at: www.cno.org.

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].