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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
  • Assessment letters from the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) indicating educational equivalency as RN or RPN

AND

  • Have practiced as a nurse within the last 10 years

AND

  • All applicants for whom English is a second language must provide Official IELTS report with scores of 6.5 (Speaking and Writing) and 6.0 (Reading and Listening) OR Canadian English Language Benchmark OR I-CELBAN results of 9 (Listening), 8 (Reading), (7 Writing) and 8 (Speaking). For CLB assessment or upgrading contact Applied Communication (opens new window) for IELTS Assessment (opens new window).

AND

  • Proof of immigration status such as Canadian citizenship, permanent residency OR authorized under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada)

AND

  • Computer literacy** is required for program success. You must be able to use a computer to produce a basic Word document, use e-mail and the Internet

How to Register

Forward a cover letter along with:

  • Letter of Assessment from CNO
  • Resume outlining your nursing practice
  • Results of Official IELTS Assessment or Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) or I-CELBAN or proof fluency with CNO
  • Proof of Citizenship or immigration status

Forward your documents by fax, email or mail to

BIEN Program Mohawk College
Institute of Applied Health Sciences
Room 131
1400 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8S 1C7
Fax: 905-528-8242
Email: bien [at] mohawkcollege.ca

  • 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

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

Click on the course title below for a course description.

Note

You must complete your program of study within 3 years from 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.
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: HLTH10201 and NRSG10116 and NRSG10089 and NRSG10109 and NRSG10018 and NRSG10110 and NRSG10019 and NRSG10013 and NRSG10027 and NRSG10114 and NRSG10092
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 or CLIN10027
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.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: NRSG10016 or COMPCO291
Course description: Demonstrate proficiency in nursing skills following CNO standards of practice in a simulated laboratory setting.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: NRSG10028
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.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: NRSG10018
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.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: NRSG10019
Course description: This course is designed to integrate the student’s knowledge of development theories throughout the human life span. Emphasis on maternal/child and pediatric populations. Health promotion strategies and trends related to the variety of clients will be explored with emphasis on the integration of systems which affect these clients. It will also enhance the student's knowledge of mental health issues and current treatment trends.
Credits: 3
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.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: NRSG10027
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.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: NRSG10092
Course description:
Course Code Course Name Fall 2019
(Sep to Dec)
Winter 2020
(Jan to Apr)
Spring 2020
(May to Aug)
COMM 10172 Therapeutic Communication Skill Review for Experienced Nurses   Classroom Classroom
HLTH 10201 Digital Health Informatics Classroom    
NRSG 10089 Professional Practice Labs   Classroom  
NRSG 10109 Professional Development for Experienced Nurses Classroom    
NRSG 10110 Medical/Surgical Theory Review   Classroom Classroom
NRSG 10111 Maternal Child/Mental Health Theory Review Classroom

 

 

NRSG 10114 Health Assessment Review for Regulated Health Care Professionals    

Classroom

CLIN 10076 Professional Practice Acute Fieldwork Fieldwork Fieldwork
CLIN 10078 Professional Practice Consolidation Fieldwork Fieldwork Fieldwork
  • 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

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

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."

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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