RPN to BScN Blended Learning Program

Graduation Requirements:

In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must also satisfy the Bachelor of Science (Nursing) degree requirements. Please refer to that section of the Calendar.

Program Requirements:

All NSGD courses are restricted to students enrolled in the RPN to BScN Blended Learning program. Special permission may be granted from the School of Nursing.

Students must complete all nursing theory courses with a minimum grade of 60% in order to progress through the program and 50% in non-nursing required courses.

Students will be required to withdraw from the nursing program should they receive more than one grade of “unsatisfactory” in clinical courses.

Students must complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program in seven (7) years from the original date of admission.

Note: One year refers to both the Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer term.

Year 1
BIOL 1011 Introduction to Molecular and Cell Biology for Nursing 3 cr.
ACAD 1601 Academic Writing 3 cr.
NSGD 2047 Professional Foundations in Nursing 3 cr.
NSGD 2016 Health Challenges 3 cr.
NSGD 2106 Clinical Practicum for RPN to BScN 3 cr.
NSGD 2107 Reflective Practice for RPN to BScN 3 cr.


Year 2
MATH 1257 Technical Statistics 3 cr.
BIOL 2116 Principles of Microbiology 3 cr.
NSGD 2017 Concepts in Maternity and Pediatric Nursing 3 cr.
NSGD 2007 Concepts in Mental Health Nursing 3 cr.
NSGD 2028 Clinical Practicum – Nursing in Specialized Settings: Mental Health 1.5 cr.
NSGD 2029 Clinical Practicum – Nursing in Specialized Settings: Women and Children 1.5 cr.
Elective   3 cr.


Year 3
NSGD 3036 Transcultural Nursing 3 cr.
NSGD 3016 Family Nursing 3 cr.
NSGD 3026 Clinical Practicum – Family Nursing in Diverse Settings 3 cr.
NSGD 3006 Nursing Theories 3 cr.
Elective   6 cr.


Year 4
NSGD 3007 Community Health Nursing 3 cr.
NSGD 3027 Clinical Practicum – Nursing Communities and Populations 3 cr.
NSGD 4036 Complex Health Challenges 3 cr.
NSGD 4006 Nursing Informatics 3 cr.
NSGD 4026 Clinical Practicum – Advanced Nursing Practice 3 cr.
NSGD 4017 Current Issues in Nursing 3 cr.


Year 5
NSGD 4016 Research in Nursing and Health 3 cr.
NSGD 4007 Leadership and Management in Nursing 3 cr.
NSGD 4027 Clinical Practicum – Preceptorship 9 cr.
Elective   3 cr.


Preclinical Requirements for All Practicum Courses:

Prior to starting the program and on annual basis, clinical placement requirements are mandatory for all students in clinical placement/clinical practicum courses including health forms, vaccinations, CPR certification, Mask Fit Testing, and criminal reference check. In addition, on an annual basis, students must provide evidence of an Influenza Vaccination (flu shot) and demonstrate successful completion of the annual year specific Dosage Calculation Competency testing (DCCT) with a passing grade of 90%.

The cycle for document submission and Dosage Competency testing is as follows:

On Admission:

Proof of CPR certification, health forms including vaccinations & immunizations updates, criminal reference documentation, and mask fit testing.

Annual Requirements for RPN to BScN Blended Learning program:

Due on Dec 1st of each year. (Note: January intake students must submit on admission as well as for the annual Dec. 1 renewal)

Biannual Requirements:

April 30 mask fit testing  


Dosage Calculation Competency TestWhen Test is to be TakenCompletion Required For 
Test 1 During NSGD 2106 NSGD 2028/NSGD 2029  
Test 2 During NSGD 2028/NSGD 2029 NSGD 4026  
Test 3 During NSGD 4026 NSGD 4027  

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