In January 1987, the BScN program for registered nurses became available on a part-time basis through Distance Education at five sites. As the demand increased, the number of sites expanded from Barrie, Orillia, North Bay, Timmins and Sault Ste. Marie to include students in Oshawa, Owen Sound, St. Catharines, Toronto, Muskoka/Parry Sound, Kitchener/Guelph, Simcoe, Kirkland Lake/Englehart/Haileybury, Attawapiskat and Sudbury. The program is now available for registered nurses across Ontario and Quebec
For more information view the brochure for the program
The Curriculum for Registered Nurses
The curriculum combines courses from the Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences and Nursing. Nursing is studied in increasing intensity throughout the program. In the courses NURS 2276EL, NURS 2286EL and NURS 2296EL, the emphasis is on health and normality. Students further develop the nursing process, interpersonal and physical examination skills that are required to assess individuals and families. NURS 3316EL introduces students to Epidemiology and Biostatistics. NURS 3317EL explores major contemporary issues affecting nursing and health care. The four 4000 level nursing courses provide opportunities for the student to pursue individual clinical interests, to test nursing theory, to apply aspects of the research process, and to function in a leadership role in a chosen clinical field.
Registered nurses are required to submit their current Certificate of Registration from the College of Nurses of Ontario or from the Ordre des infirmieres et infirmiers du Quebec (OIIQ) to be eligible for registration. Registered nurses are required to submit the official transcript from their diploma program to the Admissions Office.
Students are currently registering for the 8th Intake.
Please see the attached Student Handbook for Program of Study and Courses
Program of Study
NURS 4005 E The Evolution of Nursing Knowledge
This combined theory and practice course focuses on historical and contemporary dimensions of nursing knowledge through a critical examination of elements of nursing philosophy, nursing epistemology, the nursing metaparadigm and nursing theory. The relationship between nursing knowledge and evidence based practice is explored. Students apply course content in selected clinical settings. This course is given in one term. Prerequisite: NURS 2276 (Online Theory- 10-15 hours per week, and Clinical Practice- 108 hours) Credits 6
NURS 4025EL: Contemporary Nursing Leadership and Management I
This combined theory and practice course provides students with a conceptual and experiential foundation for understanding effective nursing leadership and management in today’s health care settings. Students apply course content in a clinical practice setting. This course is given in one term. Prerequisite: NURS 2276 (Online Theory- 10-15 hours per week, and Clinical Practice- 108 hours) Credits 6
NURS 4035EL: Contemporary Nursing Leadership and Management II
This combined theory and practice course provides students with an opportunity to explore leadership and management as a situation-specific process, building on the theories and concepts studied in Nursing 4025. Opportunities are provided for students to apply course content in a clinical practice setting. This course is given in one term. Prerequisite: NURS 4025 (Online Theory- 10-15 hours per week, and Clinical Practice- 108 hours) Credits 6