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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. 

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FIND OUT WHAT COURSES YOU ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE

  • The Academic Advisement Report on Mosaic lists all required courses for your program and shows you which ones you have completed and which are still outstanding. Be sure to expand all headings so you can see the full report.

  • Additionally, the 2021-2022 Undergraduate Calendar lists all course requirements.

Year 1: ​Level 2

Fall Term
​Winter Term

Year 2: Level 3

Fall Term
​Winter Term

 

Year 3: ​Level 4

Fall Term
​Winter Term

 

Elective Requirements:

Review your Advisement Report for how many electives you are required to complete. Additional elective requirements include:

  • Minimum 6 units from Level 2 or above coursework 

Elective course work must be completed prior to the start of the final term in Level 4.

WHAT COURSES CAN I TAKE FOR ELECTIVES?

McMaster offers a variety of courses across all Faculties that students can complete to satisfy their elective requirements. Students in the Nursing program can also take non-mandatory NURSING or HTHSCI courses offered by the School of Nursing toward their elective requirements (to a maximum of 6 units), including independent study/research project courses HTHSCI 4AR3 and HTHSCI 4BR3.

WHAT IS LEVEL 2 OR ABOVE COURSEWORK?

Courses are designated Level 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. You can learn what level a course is designated by the first numeric digit in the course code (ex. PSYCH 1A03 is a Level 1 course while HISTORY 3A03 is a Level 3 course). Courses designated Level 2 or higher are called Upper Level courses.  

Find elective courses

Mohawk and Conestoga site students have the option to take COLLAB courses at their respective site.

LETTER OF PERMISSION - Click to find out how to take courses at other institutions towards credit at McMaster. 

ADMISSIONS

For information about the School of Nursing’s admission requirements and process, visit the Admissions page.

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