General Regulations and Procedures
The considerations listed below apply to admission to all Nursing programs.
Degrees in Other Disciplines
Special consideration may be given to applicants holding degrees in other disciplines.
Admission by Transfer
A student who wishes to transfer from another university's Faculty of Nursing is required to submit an official transcript of records, descriptions of courses taken and a statement of reason for transfer. This statement of reason is subject to verification.
A minimum grade of C- must have been obtained in each course for it to be considered. Official transcripts and course descriptions should be submitted no later than two months prior to the first day of classes.
Prior Nursing Courses
University courses taken within seven years prior to admission or readmission to any nursing program may be considered for credit.
Selection for Admission
Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications. Selection of candidates for admission to the various programs will be based on criteria determined by the Faculty of Nursing Admissions Committee.
Advanced Standing Examinations
Registered Nurse students who wish to write the advanced standing examination for Nursing 63-230 must petition the Faculty of Nursing for permission at least two months before the course start date or within the first year of the program. Registered Nurse students may also be permitted to write advanced standing examinations in 63-331, 63-333, and 63-433. These examinations are available only to those registered nurses who can demonstrate via a portfolio prior knowledge of the course content. Portfolios for 63-331, 63-333, and 63-433 must be submitted at least two months before the course start date for evaluation. A non-refundable fee will be applied for each portfolio evaluated.
Advanced standing examinations will be scheduled within two weeks after the beginning of the term in which the courses are offered or by appointment. Students who pass these examinations will have the notation "Advanced Standing by Examination" entered on their transcripts. The normal charge for advanced standing examinations will be applied. Students who are unsuccessful are not permitted a second challenge attempt and must take the course.
Students in the first year of all nursing programs must submit by August 1 to the Faculty of Nursing Office a health status and immunization form. This form must be completed and signed by the student and a Health Care Practitioner. In subsequent years, all students, prior to each clinical experience, must submit documentation of tuberculosis status and update of immunization, as appropriate.
1) Students in the first year must submit a birth certificate (original or true certified notarized copy) to their instructor on the first day of their clinical course (63-172) in September. It will be returned to the student as soon as the data has been noted. This information is required by the College of Nurses of Ontario. This does not apply to Registered Nurse students.
2) Students are responsible for their own transportation and living expenses incurred in clinical nursing experiences, including the consolidation experiences. Additional costs may be incurred for participation in some clinical placements. Inability to comply with this requirement may necessitate voluntarily withdrawal from the course to avoid risk of failure due to missed clinical hours.
3) Students are responsible for supplying their own uniforms and accessories. Details pertaining to uniforms and accessories will be sent to those admitted to the program.
4) Applicants who accept admission into all nursing programs are required to obtain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (HCP) and First Aid preparation before starting the program. These certificates are to be shown to the student's instructor on the first day of their clinical course (63-172) in September. Annual CPR re-qualification from a certified instructor is necessary.
5) An extended Police Clearance is mandatory on entry and renewed as required by agencies. Application forms may be obtained at www.oesc-cseo.org (under “Services”).The OESC ID card plus one original written police report are required. Alternately, local police agencies’ forms may be obtained at the Faculty of Nursing office. The submission deadline for these forms to the OESC or any police agency is July 1 to be guaranteed a completed police clearance for September 1. The clearance is to be shown to the instructor on the first day of the students’ clinical course (63-172) in September. This is the financial responsibility of the student.
COLLABORATIVE HONOURS B.Sc.N. PROGRAM
1) Six Grade 12 "U" or "M" courses including Grade 12"U" English, Chemistry, and Biology, or their equivalents. One Grade 12"U" Mathematics or equivalent is recommended.
2) An interview with the Faculty of Nursing Admissions Committee may be required.
One-year Pre-Health Science Nursing Program
Students at Lambton College who successfully complete the one-year Pre-Health Science-Nursing Program with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.7 (B), and a minimum science subject average of a 2.7 (B) in BIO 120, BIO 220, CHM 125 and CHM 225, will be considered for admission to the BScN Program.
Students at St. Clair College who successfully complete the one-year Pre-Health Science-Nursing Program with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.7 (B), and a minimum science subject average of (2.7) (B) in GAS 11, GAS 21, GAS 11A and GAS 21A, will be considered for admission to the BScN Program.
TWELVE-MONTH, PRIMARY HEALTH CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE PROGRAM FOR DEGREE-PREPARED NURSES
Note: Final intake for this program will be Fall 2008. A full-time 12 month option is available only. All successful applicants need to complete the NP Certificate by August 2009.
1) The applicant must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing which includes physical assessment, statistics, and a research methods course. An interview with the Faculty of Nursing Admissions Committee may be required. A letter of reference from current or most recent employer is required and a minimum overall nursing average of 70%.
2) Applicants must hold or be eligible for a current certificate of registration as a registered nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
3) Preference will be given to Ontario residents whose work experience in nursing has been continuous and who have clinical experience in one or more of the following areas: primary health care, ambulatory care, public health, community health, long-term care, emergency care, or outpost nursing.
4) Applicants must have the equivalent of two years full-time relevant nursing practice within the past five years.
Note: This is a limited enrollment program. Therefore, possession of minimum published requirements does not guarantee admission.
Information must also be obtained on the internet at http://np-education.ca.
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