Bridging to University Nursing

Program Overview

This program is an academic pathway offered assist registered practical nurses (RPNS) bridge to BScN in approximately three year.

 

Nurses taking this program may be:

  • RPNs who hold a diploma from a community college of applied arts and technology (CAAT) with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher and containing no repeated courses or failures on their academic transcript

  • Internationally-educated nurses who have not met the 2005 baccalaureate nursing education requirement for Ontario RNs

  • RNs who have an expired certificate of registration in Ontario and/or do not have evidence of current and/or safe nursing practice

 

Curriculum is based on the College of Nurses’ Standards of Practice for Nursing and Entry to Practice Competencies for Ontario Registered Nurses. You will apply theoretical knowledge in clinical setting under direction, facilitation and guidance of faculty. Courses emphasize ethics and professional practice, health assessment, skill mastery and caring for clients with acute and chronic illness and will provide the foundation for nursing practice.

 

An exciting and unique aspect of the Bridging to University Nursing program is the focus on caring for individuals, groups and communities in acute care, mental health and community settings.

BENEFITS

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Upon Completion, the graduate of the RPN to BScN Bridging Nursing program will be able to:

 

  • Apply generic skills that will facilitate the practice of nursing, ongoing learning and self-development, including effective communication and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrate scholarly writing

  • Apply decision-making models which reflect critical thinking and self-reflection

  • Assess knowledge appropriately and using research outcomes

  • Acquire basic technological literacy skills

  • Understand self, society and its institutions in order to assume a role as a responsible citizen

  • Practice from a primary healthcare perspective with multicultural client population including individuals, families, groups and communities

  • Provide nursing care to clients in complex healthcare situations

  • Provide safe, effective and ethical nursing care that meets the current College of Nurses of Ontario professional standards for registered nurses

CAREER OUTLOOK

 

Nurses work in a variety of settings inclusive of, but not limited to, the operating room, long-term care and specialty areas such as emergency, pediatrics and community settings. Typically, RPNs are attracted to positions where they can work with people through the healing process and provide hands on-nursing care. Graduates will be prepared to work with persons and communities of diverse backgrounds, ages, degrees of health and illness, in variety of contexts.

 

The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) predicts that if the current trends in the nursing workforce continue, there will be a shortage of 113,000 Registered Nurses (RNs) by 2016 in Canada. (CNA 2009)

PROGRAM OUTLINE: 9251 AND 9252

 

Semester 1

  College Communications 2

  Health Assestment

  Acute and Chronic Illness Theory

  Acute and Chronic Illness Practice

  Ethics and Professional Practice

  Pathotherapeutics

 

Semester 2

   Family-Centered Nursing Theory

  Mental Health & Crisis Management Theory

  Mental Health Nursing Practice

  Advanced Communication and Leadership

  Community Nursing Theory

  Community Nursing Practice

  Nursing Knowledge: Historical and Futuristic Perspectives

  Nursing Research

Note:

1. All courses require a minimum C grade.

2. Cumulative GPA o 3.0 is required to be eligible to apply the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing at Reyson University.

 

 

PROGRAM OUTLINE: 9253

 

Semester 1

  College Communications 2

  Acute and Chronic Illness Theory

  Ethics and Professional Practice

  Advanced Communication and Leadership

  Pathotherapeutics

 

Semester 2

  Health Assestment

  Acute and Chronic Illness Practice

  Nursing Research

 

Semester 3

  Mental Health & Crisis Management Theory

  Mental Health Nursing Practice

  Community Nursing Theory

  Community Nursing Practice

  Nursing Knowledge: Historical and Futuristic Perspectives

  Family-Centered Nursing Theory

Note:

1. All courses require a minimum C grade.

2. Cumulative GPA o 3.0 is required to be eligible to apply the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing at Reyson University.

 

 

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