Diploma RPN to BScN Degree - 755

Degree
Three years
Upgrade your current Registered Practical Nursing Diploma to earn a BScN Degree.
Overview

NEW for Fall 2022 admission

Students interested in the McMaster Nursing (BScN) program at Mohawk College will submit their application through OUAC (Ontario University Application Centre). Applicants can select McMaster RPN to BScN (Mohawk site) from the program listings.

If you have admissions-related questions for Fall 2022 please contact bscnadm [at] mcmaster.ca.

 

Program Highlights

  • Direct entry into the BScN Degree Program.
  • Students receive 30 units of advanced credit and enter at Level II. The two Level II core nursing courses are designed to assist students in transitioning to the baccalaureate program.
  • Curriculum is planned for three years of full-time study. Students are allowed six years after the first ‘nursing’ course to complete the program requirements.
  • This is a collaborative program of McMaster University offered at the Mohawk College and Conestoga College sites. Students choose to attend one of the two sites and graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree from McMaster University.
  • Curriculum is unique in that it emphasizes person-centered learning within a problem-based approach, uses tutorial classes and facilitates self-directed learning.

What you'll learn

  • This program builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in the diploma Practical Nursing diploma program.
  • Curriculum is designed so that the study of nursing, the humanities, and the physiological, psychological and social sciences are interrelated and threaded throughout the program.
  • University-level anatomy and physiology and pathophysiology
  • Community and population health principles and practices.
  • Evidence-informed decision making and clinical judgment at the registered nurse level.
  • Research methodology and critical appraisal skills allowing you to understand and apply research literature to everyday nursing practice.

Program Length

3 academic years (periods of 8 months)

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NEW for Fall 2022 admission

Students interested in the McMaster Nursing (BScN) program at Mohawk College will submit their application through OUAC (Ontario University Application Centre). Applicants can select McMaster RPN to BScN (Mohawk site) from the program listings.

If you have admissions-related questions for Fall 2022 please contact bscnadm [at] mcmaster.ca.

 

Admission

For Admission Requirements for the Post RPN to BScN Stream please review the McMaster University website.

For questions related to admission contact bscnadm@mcmaster.ca.


 

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Tuition and Fees

2021 - 2022 Domestic Tuition and Fees

Description Year 1
Total Ancillary Fees $1,719.82
Co-op Fees N/A
Mandatory Program Fees $108.00
Domestic Tuition $5,998.80
Total 1st Year Fees $7,826.62

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

Additional Information

Course Overview & Descriptions

Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

Pre-clinical requirements

All accepted applicants are required to complete certain requirements prior to clinical placement and are responsible for the associated costs. Details about pre-placement requirements will be emailed to you once you accept your offer of admission.

To be eligible for field/clinical placement, you must not have been convicted of any offence for which you have not been pardoned. If your Police Check is 'not clear', your acceptance and suitability for placement is at the discretion of the agency. Mohawk College cannot guarantee placement changes if refused by the agency.

Clinical placements

Clinical placements may occur at locations that are not accessible by public transit. Students should expect to either have access to a car or the ability to supply their own transportation when attending clinical placements in our catchment area that includes Hamilton, Brantford, Halton, Niagara, Norfolk and surrounding regions

• Students are responsible for their own travel and costs to clinical placements.

To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning. 

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Career Opportunities

Your future career options

  • Registered Nurses practise independently or in teams with other health professionals to care for diverse clients across the lifespan.

Where you could work includes:

  • Traditional settings in hospitals, nursing homes, public health, visiting nursing agencies
  • Case managers for community care access centres
  • Entrepreneurs owning and managing health/nursing care businesses
  • Researchers in nursing care, education and health care
  • Educators of individuals, families, communities and nursing students.

Opportunities for grads

  • Upon successful completion of the PN program and the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) licensing exam, candidates will become members this regulated profession.
  • Membership with the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (RPNAO).

Opportunities

Educational Pathways

 

Pathways to Mohawk 

If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.
 

Pathways within Mohawk

If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *

This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.


Pathways beyond Mohawk

See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.

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