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Overview

This program is currently under review. At this time, we are not accepting new students. Email cehealth [at] mohawkcollege.ca for more information.

If you are a dedicated, skilled nurse registered outside of Canada, Mohawk College is your bridge to Ontario nursing registration. 

The Bridging for Internationally Educated Nurses (BIEN) program will provide you with the education and clinical experience necessary to meet the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) evidence of practice requirements.

The Bridging for Internationally Educated Nurses (BIEN) program will provide you with the education and clinical experience necessary to meet the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) evidence of practice requirements. Upon completion of the program, a verification of course completion will be forwarded to the College of Nurses as proof of practice and fluency.

This program is available on a part-time basis.

  • Receive a recognized Ontario College Certificate
  • Nursing-specific language courses
  • Best practices as applied to nursing in Ontario
  • Gain experience in a Canadian hospital setting
  • Meet CNO's evidence of practice and fluency requirement
  • Employment ready
Program Contact
Continuing Education BIEN

We are no longer accepting students into this program.

Your Program of Study is individualized and forwarded to you at admissions.

Students currently in progress should contact the bien [at] mohawkcollege.ca (BIEN Program) regarding a strategy for completion.

Professional practice is based on availability of clinical placements.

College of Nurses of Ontario Competencies

CNO Theory Element Required Mohawk Course(s)

Cultural Context

NRSG 10109 - Professional Development for Experienced Nurses
Computers HLTH 10201 - Digital Informatics
Technology NRSG 10089 - Professional Practice Labs

Pharmacology

NRSG 10113 - Admin of Medication Review for

Regulated Health Care Professionals

Practice Standards

NRSG 10109 - Professional Development for Experienced Nurses &

NRSG 10110 - Medical/Surgical Theory Review

Health Assessment NRSG 10114 - Health Assessment Review for

Regulated Health Care Professionals

Legal/Ethical Issues NRSG 10109 - Professional Development for Experienced Nurses

Gerontology

NRSG 10110 - Medical/Surgical Theory Review
Communication COMM 10099 - Therapeutic Relationships
Mental Health NRSG 10111 - Maternal Child/Mental Health Theory
Crisis Management NRSG 10110 - Medical/Surgical Theory Review
Communication (includes mental health strategies) NRSG 10111 - Maternal Child/Mental Health Theory
Family Centred Care NRSG 10111 - Maternal Child/Mental Health Theory
Growth Development Across the Life Span NRSG 10111 -  Maternal Child/Mental Health Theory
Nursing Research NRSG 10109 - Professional Development for Experienced Nurses

Chronic Illness & Hospitalization Effects on the Family & Family Dynamics

NRSG 10110 - Medical/Surgical Theory Review
Nursing Theory/Framework

NRSG 10109 Professional Development for Experienced Nurses &

NRSG 10110 - Medical/Surgical Theory Review

Leadership NRSG 10109 - Professional Development for Experienced Nurses
Advanced Communication COMM 10099 - Therapeutic Relationships
Community NRSG 10111 - Maternal Child/Mental Health Theory
Anatomy/Physiology/Pathophysiology NRSG 10110 - Medical/Surgical Theory Review

You must complete your program of study within 3 years of admission.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Benefit from 168 hours of hands-on in different supervised acute care clinical sites.
Prerequisites: NRSG10113 and HLTH10201 and NRSG10089 and NRSG10109 and NRSG10110 and NRSG10114 or HLTH10201 and COMM10099 and NRSG10089 and NRSG10109 and NRSG10110 and NRSG10111 and NRSG10113 and NRSG10114 or HLTH10201 and NRSG10089 and NRSG10109 and NRSG10110 and NRSG10111 and NRSG10112 and NRSG10113 and NRSG10114
Course description: Gain an additional 280 hours of hands-on practice in different preceptored practice settings. Prior to attendance you must have completed all program courses and non-academic requirements, including Professional Practice Acute and Professional Practice Varied clinicals.
Prerequisites: CLIN10076
Course description:
Course description: Students will learn to use a variety of common clinical information systems (i.e. Meditech) and research information using various online e-health resources such as Telehealth.
Course description: Demonstrate proficiency in nursing skills following CNO standards of practice in a simulated laboratory setting.
Course description: 1. Demonstrate and examine professional accountability and responsibility as a nurse in the Canadian Health Care System. 2. Examine and identify leadership concepts that are essential for personal and professional growth in nursing practice. 3. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of ethical and legal concepts to nursing practice in Ontario. 4. Examine the Canadian Health Care System.
Course description: Update nursing management skills for acute and chronically ill adults. Focus on nursing assessment, diagnosis and intervention implementation and evaluation, using evidence-based practice.
Course description:
Equivalents: NRSG10020
Course description: Administration of Medication for Nurses: Based on current practice standards from CNO, nurses will discuss accountability, professional responsibilities and competency requirements for administering medication.
Course description: Nursing students will be able to conduct a comprehensive health assessment on a healthy adult, according to the parameters of their nursing designation i.e. RN or RPN. Conduct a health history, interview an adult client using appropriate communication strategies including cultural aspects and demonstrate: evidence based critical thinking to focus assessment and interpret data, physical assessment techniques Neuro, Resp, cardio, abdominal, MSK systems, knowledge of EENT, Breast & Axilla, and pain assessment.

The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.

Course Code Course Name Spring 2020
(May to Aug)

Fall 2020

(Sep to Dec)

COMM10099 Therapeutic Relationships    Classroom
HLTH10201 Digital Health Informatics   Classroom
NRSG10089 Professional Practice Labs    
NRSG10109 Professional Development for Experienced Nurses   Classroom
NRSG10110 Medical/Surgical Theory Review Classroom  
NRSG10111 Maternal Child/Mental Health Theory Review

 

Classroom
NRSG10114 Health Assessment Review for Regulated Health Care Professionals

Classroom

 
CLIN10076 Professional Practice Acute Fieldwork Fieldwork
CLIN10078 Professional Practice Consolidation Fieldwork Fieldwork
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Testimonials

  • "I recommend this course for every international nurse."
  • "I have learned a lot, especially about the Canadian system of caring for individuals."
  • "Through this program, I learned to boost my confidence as a student and as a future Canadian nurse."
  • "To those people intending to enroll in this program, I strongly recommend it...There would surely be an impact on your life and your career."

Learning Outcomes

  • Prioritize and organize nursing and health care
  • Participate effectively as a team member to support clients' achievement of their expect health outcomes
  • Complete assessments in a holistic, comprehensive and analytical manner
  • Integrate theory, principles, and concepts into competent nursing practice
  • Apply principles of teaching-learning to promote clients' health and wellness
  • Practice in a professional manner within a legislative and ethical framework
  • Communicate effectively with clients, health care team members, and other
  • Implement and evaluate nursing interventions competently
  • Use a variety of technological tools to support clients' achievement of their expected outcomes
  • Develop and sustain therapeutic relationships with clients

Career Opportunities

Industries of Employment:

  • Hospitals, Physicians' Office, Retirement Homes, Community Agencies, Nursing Homes and Long Term Care Homes
  • Business Industries

Occupational Categories:

  • Registered Nurse or Registered Practical Nurse

Financial Assistance

Ontario Bridging Participants Assistance Program

Accepted BIEN students may be eligible to receive up to $5000 in bursary funding towards tuition, books or equipment.

For more information visit our Financial Information page or email awards [at] mohawkcollege.ca.

Immigrant Access Fund

Accepted BIEN students can apply for a low interest loan. For more information visit Windmill Microlending / Immigrant Access Fund Canada (opens new window).
 

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