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Spring/Summer Level IV Course Offering

The School of Nursing periodically offers Level IV courses during the Spring/Summer and Fall terms. This allows students to complete their degree requirements by the end of December rather than by the end of April. Students who participate in the Spring/Summer ​courses for Level IV will have the ability to initiate their registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), or other Nursing accreditation bodies outside of Ontario, beginning in January following completion of their final courses in the BScN program in December if they wish.

Course sequence

The Spring/Summer ​offering allows students to complete their Level IV required Nursing (NURSING) and Health Science (HTHSCI) courses over the Spring/Summer and Fall terms. Students participating in this do not have to enroll in courses for the Winter term following the completion of their Level IV courses, however they are more than welcome to enroll in courses beyond those required for their BScN degree if they wish. Students who complete their Level IV courses at the end of the Fall term are included in the May/June convocation ceremony each year, which allows them to celebrate the accomplishment of earning their BScN degree with the rest of their graduating class.

Fast-tracking flowchart

Who can participate in this?

To be eligible​ to apply students must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in the Basic stream or the Post-RPN stream
    • Note - Accelerated stream students will only be considered if they have completed all Level 3 required courses and have had a delay in their expected graduation date)
  • Be in Good academic standing (minimum cumulative GPA of 5.0 and not currently on program probation)
  • Have all Level 3 required NURSING/HTHSCI courses completed by the end of the Winter term of Level 3
  • Be able to complete their degree requirements by the end of the Fall term if accepted. This means in addition to having the mandatory Level 4 NURSING courses left to complete students must have either:
    • HTHSCI 4NR3 + 0-3 units of electives left to complete

    OR

    • 0-6 units of electives left to complete

Application process

There are a limited number of seats available in this ​option at each site. Students will be required to apply to participate.

Student Application Form - submitted by the student 

Application Submission Instructions:

The process to submit your application items is different at each site. Review the instructions for your site below to ensure that you know how to submit your application.

Application Item 

​Deadline 

Submission Instructions 

Student Application Form ​Feb 1, 2019

Submitted by the student to Academic Advising Services by email (bscnadvising@mcmaster.ca) or in person (HSC 2J36)

Application Item 

​Deadline 

Submission Instructions 

Student Application Form ​Feb 1, 2019

Submitted by the student to Academic Advising Services by email (bscnadvising@mcmaster.ca) or in person (HSC 2J36)

Application Item

​Deadline

Submission Instructions

Student Application Form ​Feb 1, 2019

Submitted by the student to Ada Harrison by email (bscnadvising@conestogac.on.ca) or in person (​Doon, Main Building 4B)



Selection Process: 

Priority will be given to those students who have had a delay in their expected graduation date due to unforeseen circumstances or who have been accepted to participate in the global health placement* for NURSING 4J07 in the Spring/Summer term.

*Note: While these students will be guaranteed a seat in the Spring/Summer courses they still must submit their Student Application form by the deadline.

Enrollment process

Students will be notified ​in late-March if their application to the Spring/Summer courses has been accepted. Enrollment instructions will be sent to students at this time.

NURSING 4J07 and NURSING 4P04

Enrollment in NURSING 4J07 and NURSING 4P04 will be restricted to only those students who have been accepted to the Spring/Summer offering.

Students who have been assigned a placement outside of the standard catchment area for their site will be granted priority access to enroll in online sections of NURSING 4P04. Once these students have had an opportunity to enroll, enrollment in any remaining seats in the online sections of NURSING 4P04 will be opened to all students who have been accepted to the Spring/Summer option.

HTHSCI 4NR3

Students who have been accepted to the Spring/Summer offering will be granted priority access to enroll in HTHSCI 4NR3. Once these students have had an opportunity to enroll, enrollment in any remaining seats in HTHSCI 4NR3 will be opened to BScN students who meet the prerequisites to take this course.

Professional practice placements for the Spring/Summer term

The nature of the NURSING 4J07 professional practice placements available to students during the Spring/Summer term are no different than those available during the Fall term.

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