Nursing BScN
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Centre for Applied Health Sciences, Windsor
  • Program Length:
  • Four Year - Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)
    Delivered in collaboration with University of Windsor
  • Starts:
  • September
To all NEW (entering) and RETURNING students:

The clinical clearance process has changed this year and will be handled in-house at St. Clair College. Click here for details. If you have any questions please contact the nursing office at South Campus at 519-972-2727 Ex 4227, Thames Campus at 519-354-9100 Ex 3244, or the Chair of the School of Nursing, Linda O'Halloran, at either campus Ex. 3233.

Health/Clinical Placement Requirements

INSTRUCTIONS FOR OBTAINING YOUR CLINICAL CLEARANCE

All new and returning students need to be cleared for attendance in the clinical setting. This clearance involves meeting both medical and non-medical requirements. Please click "Medical & Non-Medical Clinical Placement Requirements" for the list of items required for each type of clearance depending on your program and semester. Your medical and non-medical documents will be reviewed to ensure you meet the requirements to attend clinical at our placement sites. Please note that these requirements are not St. Clair College requirements but requirements of our placement agencies that allow us to come for clinical experience. Each program and semester will have DIFFERENT dates for clinical clearance to avoid lineups.

Collaborative BScN Program:

First semester - October 31st - November 25th, 2016
Third semester - August 1st - August 26th, 2016

Practical Nursing Program:

First Semester - September 6th - 23rd, 2016
Third Semester - August 1st - August 26th, 2016

Personal Support Worker Program:

First Semester - September 19th - October 14th, 2016

Section A: Medical clearance will be done at our Health Centres at both South Campus and Thames Campus. Please call 519-972-2380 to make an appointment, in your date range, to have this clearance completed. You will find the medical form when you click here "Medical & Non-Medical Clinical Placement Requirements" and look under 'MANDATORY MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS - SECTION A'. You can have your health care provider complete the form with you or you can have one of our health nurses complete it with you. If your own health care provider completes the form you will still need to make an appointment with the Health Centre to have your documents examined to ensure the clinical requirements have been met. Every student entering clinical placement must have had an appointment with our Health Centre to have their health requirements cleared and documented. No health documents should be provided to anyone except the health nurse.

Section B: Non-medical clearance will be done in the following way. Please place the ORIGINALS of all your documents, which are required for non-medical clearance, in a large brown envelope and label the outside with your name, student number and your program. You will find a "Non-medical Clinical Requirement Checklist" when you click "Medical & Non-Medical Clinical Placement Requirements" and look under 'MANDATORY NON-MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS - SECTION B'. Print that checklist off, fill it in and go over the documents you are placing in the envelope to ensure you are not missing anything, then place the checklist in your envelope with your ORIGINAL documents. Your original documents will be returned to you after your clinical clearance has been completed. It is strongly advised that you take a photocopy of all your documents and keep that photocopy for your records until your original documents are returned. Bring your ORIGINAL documents and the checklist in the envelope to our nursing office.

  • At our South Campus our nursing office is located in the Centre for Applied Health Sciences building room 3314.
  • At our Thames Campus in Chatham our nursing office is located on the second floor of the main campus building in room 201

At the nursing office our staff will open your envelope in your presence and ensure all your ORIGINAL documents are present and accounted for. Both you and our staff will sign off that your ORIGINALS are there. Your documents will then be forwarded to our trained staff to examine and ensure you have met all the non-medical clinical requirements. Your documents will be kept strictly confidential. Your clinical clearance status will be documented on our secure system. Your ORIGINAL documents will be returned to you in the envelope after the clinical clearance has been completed. You can pick up your sealed envelopes from the coordinator of your program.

We are very happy to welcome you to the school of nursing. This clinical clearance may seem onerous but it is critical to you being permitted to attend clinical in your program. I want to thank you for your attention to these details. If you have any questions please contact me at:

Linda O'Halloran, Chair School of Nursing
Chatham 519-354-9100 Ex. 3233
Windsor 519-972-2727 Ex. 3233
lohalloran@stclaircollege.ca

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with 6 Grade 12 (U/M) courses including Grade 12 English (ENG4U) with a minimum of 65%, Chemistry (SCH4U) and Biology (SBI4U) with an overall average of 70% or better (with a minimum of 70% in both Chemistry and Biology). Grade 12 (U) or (C) Math is also required*. (*Fall 2017)

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

IMPORTANT NOTE - This is an OVERSUBSCRIBED program. Important information about how applicants are ranked for entry into this program can be found here.

For more information, see the Collaborative Nursing Admission Guidelines document found on the Admission Procedures page.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The College of Nurses of Ontario Registration Regulations requires them to examine and possibly refuse/restrict registration of nurses with the following: Any convictions of a criminal offense or an offense under the Narcotic Control Act or the Food and Drug Act: A physical or mental condition/disorder that makes it desirable in the public interest that he/ she not practice: Lack of Canadian citizenship, permanent residence or lack of authorization under the immigration act to practice nursing.

Applicants whose native language is not English MUST take an English Proficiency test - contact the College for details.

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. As a nursing student, you will be caring for individual clients or groups, including family members and significant others. You will make clinical decisions and exercise judgment in giving care to clients. Once you have graduated you will be eligible to write the CNATS to achieve professional status of Registered Nurse in Canada.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The current nursing shortage has resulted in numerous opportunities for graduates in a variety of health care settings: private homes, private practice, long-term care facilities, community health care agencies, hospitals and physicians' offices.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

2016-2017 Tuition Fees

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

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1 at St. Clair College
NRS63172
3
Clinical Nursing Experience
NRS46115
3
Intro to Psychology
NRS63171
3
Intro. To Nursing I
NRS63166
3
Health Assessment I
NRS63175
3
Human Anatomy/Human Physiology


Semester 2 at St. Clair College
NRS63173
3
Intro to Nursing II
NRS63174
3
Clinical Nursing Experience
NRS59191
3

Organic & Biological Chemistry for Health Science
NRS63176
3
Health Assessment II
NRS63177
3
Human Anatomy/Human Physiology II


Semester 3 at St. Clair College
NRS63271
3
Family Health
NRS63272
3
Clinical Nursing Experience
NRS63273
3

Nursing Care of Clients with Episodic & Long Term Needs
NRS55237
3
Intro. Microbiology
NRS63279
3
Pharmacology in Nursing Practice

Semester 4 at St. Clair College
NRS63274
3
Clinical Nursing Experience
NRS63275
3

Family Health: Child Bearing and Child Rearing Families
NRS63277
3

Nursing Care of Children and Youth w/Episodic & Long term Health Needs
NRS55351
3
Medical Microbiology
NRS63278
6
Clinical Nursing Experience (Intersession)
NRS02250
3

Basic Quantitative Methods in Social Science
NRS46116
3


Introduction to Psychology as a Social Science
OR
 
 
University Level Open Elective

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 5 at the University of Windsor
NRS63371
3
Families Experiencing Crisis
NRS63372
10
Clinical Nursing Experience
NRS63373
3

Nursing Care of Clients with Complex Health Problems
NRS63377
3
Nursing Research
NRS63391
3
Basic Human Nutrition

Semester 6 at the University of Windsor
NRS63374
10
Clinical Nursing Experience
NRS63375
3

Nursing Care of Clients with Complex Health Problems II
NRS63389
3
Community as Client
One Nursing Option (Contact the Faculty of Nursing for a list of approved Nursing options.)
One Arts option
One Open option
NRS63378
11
Clinical Nursing Experience (Intersession)

Semester 7 at the University of Windsor
NRS63472
2



Clinical Nursing Experience
- Hospital (192 hrs)*

OR

NRS63476
2

Clinical Nursing Experience
- Community (192 hrs)*
NRS63473
3

Concepts of Leadership in Nursing Practice
NRS63479
3
Issues in Global Health

Semester 8 at St. Clair College
NRS63472
6


Clinical Nursing Experience
- Hospital (192 hrs)*

OR

NRS63476
6

Clinical Nursing Experience
- Community (192 hrs)*
NRS63481
6
Transition to Professional Practice

* If NRS63472 is taken in the Fall term, then NRS63476 is taken in the Winter term. If NRS63476 is taken in the Fall term, then NRS63472 is taken in the Winter term.