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:

Admission to the RPN to BScN Blended Learning Program is limited.  Further information can be found in the Admission Requirements section of the Academic Calendar.


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.
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.

Year 1
BIOL 1011 Human Biology and Biochemistry 3 cr.
ACAD 1601 Academic Writing 3 cr.
NSGD 2106 Clinical Practicum for RPN to BScN 3 cr.
NSGD 2116 Health Challenges I 3 cr.
NSGD 2117 Health Challenges II 3 cr.
NSGD 2147 Professional Nursing Practice 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.
NSGD 2216  Critical Inquiry and Evidenced Informed Practice 3 cr.


Year 3
NSGD 3016 Family Nursing 3 cr.
NSGD 3026 Clinical Practicum – Family Nursing in Diverse Settings 3 cr.
NSGD 3006 Nursing Theories 3 cr.
NSGD 3216 Research in Nursing Practice 3 cr.
NSGD 3336 Culture and Nursing Practice 3 cr.
Elective   3 cr.


Year 4
NSGD 3007 Community Health Nursing 3 cr.
NSGD 3027 Clinical Practicum – Nursing Communities and Populations 3 cr.
NSGD 4006 Nursing Informatics 3 cr.
NSGD 4026 Clinical Practicum – Advanced Nursing Practice 3 cr.
NSGD 4136 Complex Health Challenges I 3 cr.
NSGD 4137 Complex Health Challenges II 3 cr.


Year 5
NSGD 4027 Clinical Practicum – Preceptorship 9 cr.
NSGD 4777 Leadership in Action 3 cr.
Elective   6 cr.


Non-Academic Clinical Placement for all Practicum Courses:

Upon admission to the program, and on an annual basis, each student is required to submit their nonacademic clinical placement requirements. These requirements include School of Nursing forms, Proof of Vaccinations including Influenza Vaccination, proof of CPR certification, proof of successful Mask Fit Testing, and a valid Police Vulnerable Sector Check.  Students are required to follow email notices from the Clearance office informing them of all clearance requirements, the acceptable dates for each document as well as clearance deadlines.  Submission of false, misleading, mispresented, altered, omitted or forged documentation is considered academic and professional dishonesty. Such behaviour will be reported to the College of Nurses in Ontario and will also result in serious consequences as listed in the university policy on academic dishonesty up to, and including suspension and expulsion from the university.


Dosage Calculation Testing: 
Each student must successfully compete the three mandatory Dosage Calculation Competency Tests while in the program as per the schedule below to be eligible for the next acute care setting practicum.
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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