THREE PROGRAM OPTIONS AVAILABLE 1 Ontario Tech University (Ontario Tech)-Durham College (DC) Bachelor of Science in Nursing, BScN (four-year, Hons) Application Code: DHN School of Health & Community Services, DC and Faculty of Health Sciences, Nursing, Ontario Tech Oshawa campus ontariotechu.ca/programs/health-sciences/nursing-collaborative.php 2 Ontario Tech-DC Post-RPN, BScN (Honours) Bridge Program Application Code: DHR School of Health & Community Services, DC, and Faculty of Health Sciences, Nursing, Ontario Tech Oshawa campus ontariotechu.ca/programs/health-sciences/nursing-collaborative.php 3 Ontario Tech-DC-Georgian College (GC) Post-RPN, BScN (Honours) Bridge Program Application Code: DHB School of Health & Community Services, DC and Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ontario Tech and School of Health & Wellness, GC Georgian campus – Barrie ontariotechu.ca/programs/health-sciences/nursing-post-rpn-barrie.php The collaborative nursing programs are a fully integrated partnership between the Durham College School of Health & Community Services and the Ontario Tech University Faculty of Health Sciences, Nursing. This program will prepare students to meet the health-care needs of individuals, families, groups, communities and populations. Students are prepared to create and disseminate knowledge about nursing practice and the human experience of health, illness and healing. Graduates are prepared to write the NCLEX-RN examination to become a registered nurse. Admission Requirements BScN (four-year, Hons) Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent with minimum six 4U or 4M credits including English (ENG4U with a minimum grade of 60 per cent); Biology (SBI4U); Chemistry (SCH4U); and one of: Advanced Functions (MHF4U) (preferred); Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) (preferred); or Data Management (MDM4U), with a recommended minimum of 65 per cent. Admission preference will be given to students presenting advanced functions or calculus and vectors. Applicants will also be assessed on professional practice skills with the completion of a Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics (CASPer). CASPer is an online screening tool designed to evaluate key personal and professional characteristics for successful students and graduates. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications Students interested in this collaborative BScN program should also review the College of Nurses of Ontario website (www.cno.org) to ensure an understanding and ability to meet the Standards of Practice (2002) upon graduation. For complete information on the current admission requirements, please visit www.uoit.ca/programs. Career Options WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR DEGREE: Registered nurse Clinical practice in diverse settings Clinical education Leadership in health administration and management Research, including health and clinical data analysis Health policy and health promotion Graduate studies TECHNOLOGY RECOMMENDATIONS To help students have the best remote learning experience possible, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified technology recommendations for each program based on course needs and software requirements. While not required, students may want to consider these suggestions if they are purchasing a computer or laptop for the upcoming academic year. Processor: i3 RAM: 4GB Storage: 256GB SSD Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional or Education x64 SP1 Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 11 or Google Chrome (newest version) or Firefox (newest version) Network Adapter: 802.11ac 2.4/5 GHz wireless adapter Camera: Webcam/built-in camera Internet connection Questions regarding technology recommendations can be directed to the IT Service Desk or the school office. Next Steps For complete information on the current admission requirements and post-admission requirements, please visit www.ontariotechu.ca/programs. Students should also review the College of Nurses of Ontario website at www.cno.org to ensure an understanding and ability to meet the Standards of Practice (2002) upon graduation. POST-RPN – BSCN (HONOURS) BRIDGE You must be a graduate from an approved practical nursing Ontario College diploma program (or equivalent). Preference will be given to applicants who have achieved a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.7. Applicants must hold a current Certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) during their entire time in the program. Applicants will also be assessed on professional practice skills with the completion of a Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics (CASPer). CASPer is an online screening tool designed to evaluate key personal and professional characteristics for successful students and graduates. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications. Qualified students must successfully complete three bridge courses: HLSC 0880U, HLSC 1701, and NURS 0420U, each with a GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.3 scale) or higher prior to acceptance into the RPN to BScN degree program. Students will be restricted to the above courses with a maximum course load of nine credit hours in their first semester. Clinical Placement Students are provided with clinical placement experiences from the beginning of their respective programs that will prepare them to work with different populations across the life span in diverse settings in both acute care and community. In addition to field placements, you will utilize state-of-the-art nursing labs and simulated learning opportunities to gain practical, hands-on experience with the latest technology. Digital Health Canada Students in this program receive free membership to Digital Health Canada, a not-for-profit professional association that provides members with numerous educational and professional career benefits. Membership includes access to learning and networking opportunities, unique awards applications, as well as discounts for Digital Health Canada online and on-demand courses, Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS-CA) exam fees, and event registrations.