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Post-RPN Stream

Post-Diploma RPN to BScN (E) Stream (3 Years)

Please note that the Post-Diploma Practical Nurse (E) Stream is only offered by our collaborative partners, Mohawk College or Conestoga College.

The Post-Diploma RPN to BScN (E) Stream is designed for college-trained Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) who wish to obtain their baccalaureate nursing degree (Bachelor of Science in Nursing, or BScN). The (E) Stream builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in the practical nurse diploma program. The curriculum is planned for three academic years of full-time study at either Mohawk College or Conestoga College.

Upon graduation, students wishing to engage in the professional practice of nursing and use the title Registered Nurse are subject to qualifying examinations and other requirements by the licensing body, the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO). 

*Note: All students must review the CNO's Requisite Skills and Abilities and assess their ability to meet the criteria set forth in this document. 

Related Pages

​Level 2

Fall Term
​Winter Term
​HTHSCI ​ICC6- ​I​ntegrated Biological Bases of Nursing Practice I ​HTHSCI ​2C06 - I​ntegrated Biological Bases of Nursing Practice II
​HTHSCI 2RR3 - Introduction to ​the Social Determinants of Health ​HTHSCI 2S03 - ​Introduction to Statistics for Nursing
​NURSING ​2A04- ​​Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing I ​NURSING 2​AA3 -​Nursing Concepts in Health & Illness
WHMIS 1A00 - ​Introduction to Health and Safety NURSING ​2T04 - ​​Clinical Reasoning & Clinical Judgement for Post-Diploma RPN Stream
 Elective ​(3 units)  



​Level 3

Fall Term
​Winter Term
​HTHSCI ​​3SS3 - ​​Nursing Concepts Health & Illness III ​HTHSCI ​2C06 - I​ntegrated Biological Bases of Nursing Practice II

​​NURSING 3Y04 - ​Professional Nursing Practice V


​NURSING 3QQ3 - Professional Community Nursing Practice​

​​NURSING 3Y04 - ​Professional Nursing Practice V


​NURSING 3QQ3 - Professional Community Nursing Practice​

Elective ​(3 units) Elective ​(3 units)
Elective ​(3 units) Elective ​(3 units)
Fall Term and Winter Term
 ​NURSING ​3PA2 AB - ​​Integrated Pathophysiology for Nursing
Fall Term or Winter Term
 Elective (3 units)​


​Level 4

Fall Term
​Winter Term
HTHSCI 4NR3 - Nursing Research NURSING 4Q03 - Advanced Nursing Concepts II 
NURSING 4P04 - Advanced Nursing Concepts I  NURSING 4K10 - Professional Practice & the New Graduate 
NURSING 4J07 - Professional Nursing Practice VI   
Elective ​(3 units)  


Students completing the Post-RPN (E) Stream are required to complete 21 units of electives of which:

  • Minimum 9 units at Level II or above
  • Maximum 9 units from NURSING or HTHSCI courses

Location of electives:

  • Mohawk / Conestoga site students have the option to take COLLAB courses at their respective site or complete electives at McMaster.

A list of Level 1 Electives at McMaster

A list of COLLAB courses available to Mohawk & Conestoga site students

Letter of Permission:

  • All students may request to complete electives at another institution on Letter of Permission (LOP)​

Details on applying for LOP

Elective course work must be completed prior to the start of the final term in Level IV. 

Next Undergraduate Application Deadline

January 11

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