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NURSING

PROGRAMS
Collaborative Bachelor of Science Honour Program

Degree Completion Pathway
BScN Program for Graduates of the Lambton and Practical Nursing Program

Additional Information: Mission Statement
Additional Information: Admission Requirements and Program Regulations

COURSES
NURSING


Collaborative Bachelor of Science Honours Nursing Program

This program is four years in length and is designed for individuals who are seeking to prepare for a career in nursing at the baccalaureate level.

The curriculum is designed on the premise that professional nursing is multidisciplinary in nature, applying nursing, biological and social sciences, as well as the arts, to the care of individuals, families and communities. As inquiring, caring, competent practitioners, nurses serve the needs of society through health promotion, health maintenance, prevention of disease and care of the sick and dying.

The Faculty of Nursing programs are approved and accredited. National Accreditation was granted in 1998 by the Board of Accreditation, Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN). The collaborative program was granted candidacy status by the Board of Accreditation of CASN in 2004. In 2016, CASN Accreditation Bureau granted the University of Windsor, Lambton College and St. Clair College Collaborative Nursing Program a 7-year term in response to the on-site review that took place in November 2015.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to write nurse registration examinations and pursue graduate studies.


Collaborative Bachelor of Science Honours Nursing Program

Total courses: 46 (127 credits = 42.33 course equivalents)

Degree Requirements

Total courses: 46

(a) NURS-1110, NURS-1900, NURS-1210, NURS-1511, NURS-1120, NURS-1220, NURS-1521, NURS-1310, NURS-1410, NURS-1512, NURS-1612, NURS-2130, NURS-2531, NURS-2420, NURS-2522, NURS-2810, NURS-2320, NURS-2541, NURS-2532, NURS-2820, NURS-2920, NURS-2520, NURS-2622, NURS-3551, NURS-3542, NURS-3830, NURS-3940, NURS-3950, NURS-3960, NURS-3140, NURS-3561, NURS-3552, NURS-3840, NURS-3970, NURS-3632, NURS-4150, NURS-4571, NURS-4980, NURS-4990, NURS-4562*, NURS-4572*

(b) SOSC-2500 or STAT-2910, One of NURS-4000, NURS-4010, NURS-4020, BIOL-1073, PSYC-3390.
(c) One Arts course

Note:. NURS-4150, NURS-4371, NURS-4980, NURS-4990, NURS-4000 (or NURS-4010 or NURS-4020) must be taken in same semester; NURS-4562 and NURS-4572 must be in the same semester.

* NURS-4562, NURS-4572 are double-weighted courses that will be offered as half-semester (6 week) courses. If NURS-4562 is taken during the first 6 weeks of the semester, then NURS-4572 will be taken during the second 6 weeks. If NURS-4572 is taken during the first 6 weeks of the semester, then NURS-4562 will be taken during the second 6 weeks.

Courses used to calculate the major average are: All NURS courses


BScN Program for Graduates of the Lambton College Practical Nursing Programs - Degree Completion Pathway (for students entering 2019)

Qualified students will be given one year of credit for their previously completed two-year diploma in Practical Nursing that includes all relevant clinical experiences. Each student who enters the program will complete accredited courses from years one and two of the collaborative nursing program on the Lambton College site. The courses that have been selected bridge the gap between what was previously studied and what needs to be completed to enter year three at the University of Windsor to complete the BScN.

Degree Requirements

Total courses: The students entering into the program at Lambton College will receive credit for 10 courses towards the BScN. They will complete an additional 12 courses at Lambton College that are a combination of year one and year two collaborative nursing course requirements.

The Registered Practical Nurse Pathway will include
(a) NURS-1900, NURS-2722, NURS-2742, NURS-2730, NURS-2770, NURS-2790, NURS-2750, NURS-2782 (double-weighted), NURS-3710, NURS-3722, NURS-3730, NURS-3742, NURS-3750, NURS-3770, NURS-3782, NURS-3890, NURS-3910, NURS-4722* (double-weighted), NURS-4730*, NURS-4762 (double-weighted), NURS-4790*, NURS-4810*(double-weighted).
(b) BIOC-1303, BIOL-2070, BIOL-3070, STAT-2910 or SOSC-2500; one of NURS-3510, NURS-3760, NURS-3990
(c) one Arts courses and two courses from any area of study

*May be offered as half-semester (6 week) or full-semester (12 week) courses. Lecture hours per week will vary based on whether the course is offered as a half- or full-semester course.

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirement (a), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study.

Students who come to the University of Windsor at the end of the year at Lambton will enter year three of the collaborative BScN.

Note: If 472 is taken in the Fall term, then NURS-4762 is taken in the Winter term. If NURS-4762 is taken in the Fall term, then NURS-4722 is taken in the Winter term.


BScN Program for Graduates of the Lambton College Practical Nursing Programs – Degree Completion Pathway (for students entering in 2020). (PN to BScN pathway)

Qualified students will be given one year of credit for their previously completed two-year diploma in Practical Nursing that includes all relevant clinical experiences. Each student who enters the program will complete accredited courses from years one and two of the collaborative nursing program on the Lambton College site. The courses that have been selected bridge the gap between what was previously studied and what needs to be completed to enter year three at the University of Windsor to complete the BScN. Students will be required to demonstrate competency with their health assessment skills prior to entering their first clinical experience in the program.

Degree Requirements:

Total courses: The students entering into the program at Lambton College will receive credit for 12 courses towards the BScN. They will complete an additional 14 courses at Lambton College that are a combination of year one and year two collaborative nursing course requirements.

The Registered Practical Nurse Pathway will include
(a) NURS-1900, NURS-2130, NURS-2531, NURS-2810, NURS-2320, NURS-2541, NURS-2532, NURS-2820, NURS-2920, NURS-2520, NURS-2622, NURS-3551, NURS-3542, NURS-3830, NURS-3940, NURS-3950, NURS-3960, NURS-3140, NURS-3561, NURS-3552, NURS-3840, NURS-3970, NURS-3632, NURS-4150, NURS-4571, NURS-4980, NURS-4990, NURS-4000, NURS-4562*, NURS-4572*
(b) BIOL-1073, STAT-2910 or SOSC-2500; PSYC-3390
(c) one Arts course

Will be offered as half-semester (6 week) courses.

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirement (a), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study.

Students who come to the University of Windsor at the end of the year at Lambton College will enter year three of the collaborative BScN.

Note: If NURS-4562 and NURS-4572 are is taken in the Fall term, then NURS-4150, NURS-4571, NURS-4980, NURS-4990, and NURS 4000 are taken in the Winter term. If NURS-4150, NURS-4571, NURS-4980, NURS-4990, and NURS 4000 are taken in the Fall term, then NURS-4562 and NURS-4572 are taken in the Winter term.


MISSION STATEMENT
As partners, the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Windsor with St. Clair College (Windsor and Thames Campuses) and Lambton College undertake the shared commitment to excellence in the preparation of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) candidates who embody our core values and the best elements of the art and science of nursing, education, leadership, research, and practice in their professional journeys.

VISION
Excellence in nursing education, practice, and research.

CORE VALUES
In the spirit of collaboration, and through values clarification and group decision-making, the following concepts have been selected to identify and signify the core values of the University of Windsor Collaborative BScN Program. These concepts reflect the foundation upon which knowledge, skills, judgement, communications, relationships, behaviours, and intent of our mission and vision are built.
Health and well-being; Safety; Caring;Collaboration; Professionalism; Leadership; Social Justice; Scholarship; Research; Innovation.

PHILOSOPHY
The philosophy of the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Windsor is outlined in the following statements about our beliefs relative to health, individuals, nursing, learning, teaching, and environments:

HEALTH
Health is a dynamic process whereby the individual, family, or group is able to realize aspirations, satisfy needs, and change or cope with the environment. Health is a resource for everyday life. It is a positive concept emphasizing social and personal resources as well as physical capacity. Health is the goal of all nursing behaviours.

INDIVIDUALS
Individuals are unique holistic persons with inherent dignity and are worthy of respect and care. Individuals have freedom of choice and are accountable for these choices. Individuals are capable of entering reciprocal caring relationships which foster health, growth, and self-actualization.

NURSING
Nursing is a humanistic, caring process, the goal of which is to help individuals, families, groups, and communities achieve and maintain an optimal level of health consistent with their abilities and desires. Nurses, in collaboration with members of the health team and other service providers build on strengths and address health variations to facilitate client maturation and adaptation.

LEARNING/TEACHING
Learning is an individualized activity and involves learners' personal goals, perceptions and unique learning style. Learning is goal oriented and an active life-long process of change and development. Teaching is a facilitative process through which learners are guided and supported. It involves communication, clearly defined goals, appropriate learning activities and a climate conducive to growth. The curriculum is multi-disciplinary and aims to provide the learners with opportunities for intellectual and professional development.

ENVIRONMENTS
Environments are milieus within which individuals, families, groups, and communities strive to achieve optimal health. As human beings attempt to mature and adapt within their environments, there are dynamic interactions which can serve as a source of growth. Environments encompass psycho-social, cultural, religious, political, economic, and physical contexts which impact upon the efforts of all.