Registered Practical Nurse Pathway to BScN | St. Clair College
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Program Code: H854
Status: Open
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Program Code: K954
Status: Open
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Three Year - Registered Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pathway
Delivered in collaboration with the University of Windsor
Starts: September

Emergency Alternate Delivery Plan:
Fall 2022 Emergency Alternate Delivery

Contact:
Windsor - Year 1 & 2
Jessica McShan
519-972-2727 ext. 5835
Windsor - Year 4
Ashley Bulley
519-972-2727 ext. 4944
Chatham - Year 1 & 4
Linda MacDougall
519-354-9714 ext. 3902
Chatham - Year 2 & 4
Michele Rice
519-354-9714 ext. 3251

This is to make you aware that, although a COVID-19 vaccination is not required to attend St. Clair College, all of our clinical placement sites are requiring students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to be eligible to attend. Students who are not fully vaccinated cannot be provided with a clinical placement for their program and therefore will not be able to complete their programs. Please be advised that COVID-19 booster shots and/or other requirements may become mandatory for clinical placement, however, they are not currently required.

If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, please contact our St. Clair College Health Centre at 519-972-2727 ext. 4484 (in Windsor) or 519-354-9100 ext. 3729 (in Chatham).

Program Overview

The Nursing degree program is designed to prepare students to provide nursing care in a variety of settings. Graduates will work within the scope of nursing practice and in accordance with the regulations of the College of Nurses of Ontario. Nursing students will be able to care for individual clients or groups, including family members and significant others. Students will make clinical decisions and exercise judgement in giving care to clients. Graduates will be eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination - Registered Nurse (NCLEX - RN) to achieve the professional status of Registered Nurse in Canada.

This Transfer Credit Pathway Program is designed to provide practicing Registered Practical Nurses with an opportunity to enter the Collaborative BScN program in the second year and complete the program in 3 years.

Admission Requirements

  • A Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Certificate of Competence from the CNO in good standing
  • A minimum of 2000 hours worked as an RPN
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 achieved during the undergraduate Practical Nursing Program
  • A minimum of a 'C' grade in all theory courses in a Practical Nursing Program and a 'Satisfactory' grade in all clinical courses.

*Please note that the upgrading of courses to improve GPA cannot be considered.

Additional Requirements

  • Letter from Employer (Must indicate completion of 2000+ hours of work as a Registered Practical Nurse)

OR

  • Record of Employment
  • Transcripts (only if completed Practical Nursing at institution other than St. Clair College)

Important Information

Please note: This program is deemed "OVERSUBSCRIBED" as a result of the limited number of seats available.

Applicants who have completed both their Practical Nursing Diploma and required Employment hours will be ranked utilizing their program GPA from their Practical Nursing Diploma. We will not include those courses related to the Pre-Health Sciences program that were completed to gain admission into a Practical Nursing program. An official letter from your previous academic institution stating your program GPA may be requested.

Courses

The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 3 at St. Clair College
Code Title Credits
NURS1900
Writing For The Professional Nurse
3
BIOL1073
Microbiology
3
NURS2130
Professional Nursing III
3
NURS2531
Experiential Learning Lab III
1
NURS2810
Adult Health And Health Alterations I
3
NURS2320
Pharmacology And Medicaton Management II
3
PSYC3390
Health Psychology
3
Semester 4 at St. Clair College
Code Title Credits
NURS2541
Experiential Learning Lab IV
1
NURS2532
Clinical Practicum III
3
NURS2820
Adult Health And Health Alterations II
3
NURS2920
Maternal And Newborn Care
3
NURS2250
Basic Quantitative Methods In Social Science
3
NURS2930
Psychiatric And Mental Health
3
NURS2622
Consolidated Practicum II
3

*NURS2622 will be taught Intersession.

Semester 5 at the University of Windsor
Code Title Credits
NURS3551
Experiential Learning Lab V
0
NURS3542
Clinical Practicum IV
3
NURS3830
Adult Health and Health Alterations III
3
NURS3940
Care of Children and Youth
3
NURS3950
Nursing Research
3
NURS3960
Community as Client
3

*NURS3551 Actual Course Credits: 0.5.

Semester 6 at the University of Windsor
Code Title Credits
NURS3140
Professional Nursing IV
3
NURS3561
Experiential Learning Lab VI
0
NURS3552
Clinical Practicum V
3
NURS3840
Adult Health and Health Alterations IV
3
NURS3970
Care of the Older Adult
3
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Arts Option
3
NURS3632
Consolidated Practicum III
3

*NURS3561 Actual Course Credits: 0.5.

**NURS3632 will be taught Intercession.

Semester 7 at the University of Windsor
Code Title Credits
NURS4150
Professional Nursing V
3
NURS4571
Experiential Learning Lab VII
0
NURS4980
Pallative Care
3
NURS4990
Global Health
3
NURS4000
Nurse Speciality Option
3
Choose one of:
NURS4562
Integrated Clinical Practicum:Community Experience
6
NURS4572
Integrated Clinical Practicum: Hospital Experience
6

*NURS4571 Actual Course Credits: 0.5.

Semester 8 at St. Clair College
Code Title Credits
NURS4150
Professional Nursing V
3
NURS4571
Experiential Learning Lab VII
0
NURS4980
Pallative Care
3
NURS4990
Global Health
3
NURS4000
Nurse Speciality Option
3
Choose one of:
NURS4562
Integrated Clinical Practicum:Community Experience
6
NURS4572
Integrated Clinical Practicum: Hospital Experience
6

*NURS4571 Actual Course Credits: 0.5.

Your Investment

The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2022-2023 Tuition Fees  

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

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Additional Information

Notice of Use, Collection and Disclosure

To: Students registered in the Collaborative Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BScN) program at St. Clair College-Windsor and Thames Campuses, the University of Windsor, and Lambton College.

St. Clair College collects personal information about you under the authority of the University of Windsor Act 1962. Your personal information is collected, used, and disclosed for the purposes of administering the Collaborative BScN between St. Clair College, University of Windsor, and Lambton College and will be shared between the institutions as necessary to ensure the program’s integrity. This may include the sharing of information concerning your grades, attendance, conduct and any other information relating to your program of study at the St. Clair College, and/or the University of Windsor and/or Lambton College, which may be reasonably necessary. For questions concerning the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information, please contact the Registrar’s Office, 2000 Talbot Rd. West, Windsor ON, N9A 6S4, (519) 972-2759.