McMaster University

McMaster University

Post RPN to BScN (3 Years)

Post-Diploma Practical Nurse (E) Stream

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The program of study for Diploma Registered Practical Nurses Stream (E) prepares students for practice as Registered Nurses. It builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in the diploma practical nurse program. Stream (E) students receive 30 units of advanced credit and enter at level II.  The two level II nursing courses are designed to assist in the transition of students to baccalaureate studies.  Students are integrated with both Basic and Post-Diploma students for most courses.  The curriculum is planned for three academic years of full-time study.

Twenty-four units (4 full or 8 half courses) of electives are to be selected from disciplines of the student's choice, of which a minimum of 9 units are to be chosen from courses designated as year Level II or above. For some courses the amount of duplication of required content will be precluded from used for elective credit in the B.Sc.N. program.  Normally a maximum of nine units of Nursing and/or Health Sciences electives may be selected.

Please note that the last intake for this stream at the McMaster site of the McMaster Mohawk Conestoga B.Sc.N. Program was September 2010. McMaster is no longer accepting applications to this stream. Any applicants interested in this stream should see information for Post Diploma RPN (E) Stream at Mohawk and Conestoga Colleges, our collaborative partners.

Requirements for Students
(please refer to the year in which you entered the program)

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