Registered Practical Nurse Pathway to BScN | St. Clair College
Program Code: H854
Status: Closed
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Program Code: K954
Status: Waitlisted
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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:
Winter 2024 Emergency Alternate Delivery

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

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 judgment 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.
    • Completion of the RPN to BScN Pathway Applicant Profile Form

    *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
    ~
    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.

    Synergy Placement Notice to Students

    Pre-Placement Requirements

    St. Clair College has partnered with Synergy Gateway Inc to provide you access to Verified - a platform that is used by students at other post-secondary institutions across Ontario for the purpose of digitally collecting placement requirements related to placement(s). Synergy Gateway Inc will provide support and clearance to help with your required documentation. You will be required to complete an Electronic Requirements Verification (ERV) Review through the Verified platform in order to receive clearance to begin your clinical placement. You will be provided access to "Verified" via a secure username and password. You will use Verified to:

    • Upload your pre-placement requirements documentation for review.
    • Book your Electronic Requirements Verification (ERV) service (this is a service that reviews the documents you have uploaded and provides you a status as to your eligibility to begin placements).
    • Track your ongoing requirements compliance.

    Each student will receive log-in credentials to access Verified that will be sent to your St. Clair College email account. Please check your inbox, spam and junk mail folders for an email from the "Synergy Help Desk". You will be required to create a new password upon logging in. Be sure to view the video user guides and student guidebook to learn how to use the Verified platform.

    Any associated fees for Synergy Gateway Inc to complete the pre-placement requirements are the sole responsibility of the students.

    It is mandatory that students complete their ERV service through Verified to be eligible for your upcoming clinical placement.

    Once your account has been set up with Verified, inquiries can be directed to Synergy Gateway Inc at www.Synergyhelps.com. You will need to submit a Help Desk ticket. Their Help Desk hours are Monday to Friday: 10 am - 3 pm, excluding holidays.

    ** Please note: If you are an International student completing a placement, you will require a valid COOP Work Permit.


    Requirements

    (Please refer to your Synergy communications for full details)


    This is to make you aware that, although a COVID-19 vaccination is not required to attend St. Clair College, most of our 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 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 placement, however, they are not currently required.

    • Student placements are assigned. Student personal requests for placement cannot be accommodated.

      • Windsor students may be placed anywhere in Windsor and Essex county
      • Chatham students may be placed anywhere in Chatham and Kent county
    • Students are responsible for their own travel and costs to placements
    • Students are responsible for the cost of scrub uniforms/footwear and equipment (such as a stethoscope, a watch with a second hand) and other incidentals as required
    • Placement schedules may include shifts on days, afternoons, weekends and holidays throughout the program based on placement need and agency availability

    Your Investment

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

    2024-2025 Tuition Fees  

    For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses are 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 on 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.

    Smart Start Information

    Program Physical Demands Analysis

    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 St. Clair College-Chatham Campuses and the University of Windsor.

    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 and the University of Windsor 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, 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.