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Post Diploma R.P.N. (E) Stream (B.Sc.N.)


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Please note that the last intake for this stream at McMaster was Fall 2010. Any applicants interested in this stream should see information for Post Diploma R.P.N. (E) Stream (Mohawk and Conestoga) below.

The program of study for the Post Diploma Registered Practical Nurses (E) Stream prepares students for practice as Registered Nurses. It builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in the diploma practical nurse program. (E) Stream 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.

Requirements (EFFECTIVE AS OF 2020-2022)


Electives


Twelve units of electives are to be selected from disciplines of the student’s choice of which a minimum of six units are to be chosen from courses designated Level II or above. A maximum of six units of electives may be selected from NURSING and/or HTHSCI elective course (i.e. those course that are not required for any of the program streams). For some courses the amount of duplication of required content will preclude use for elective credit in the B.Sc.N. Program. Mandatory NURSING and/or HTHSCI courses from the Basic (A) Stream or the Accelerated (F) Stream of the B.Sc.N. Program cannot be used toward elective requirements for the Post Diploma R.P.N. (E) Stream.

Note


  1. NURSING 3A04  and NURSING 3RY4  cannot be taken concurrently; these courses must be completed in separate terms.
  2. HTHSCI 2S03  must be taken before HTHSCI 3C04 .

Requirements


Advanced Credit: 30 units

Level II: 32 Units


(Units graded: 29; Units Pass/Fail: 3)

Level III: 28 Units


(Units graded: 24; Units Pass/Fail: 4)

Level IV: 30 Units


(Units graded: 13; Units Pass/Fail: 17)

Total Units: 120


Requirements (EFFECTIVE 2019-2020)


Electives


Fifteen units of electives are to be selected from disciplines of the student’s choice of which a minimum of six units are to be chosen from courses designated Level II or above. A maximum of six units of electives may be selected from NURSING and/or HTHSCI elective course (i.e. those course that are not required for any of the program streams). For some courses the amount of duplication of required content will preclude use for elective credit in the B.Sc.N. Program. Mandatory NURSING and/or HTHSCI courses from the Basic (A) Stream or the Accelerated (F) Stream of the B.Sc.N. Program cannot be used toward elective requirements for the Post Diploma R.P.N. (E) Stream.

Note


  1. NURSING 3A04  and NURSING 3RY4  cannot be taken concurrently; these courses must be completed in separate terms.
  2. HTHSCI 2S03  must be taken before HTHSCI 3C04 .

Requirements


Advanced Credit: 30 units

Requirements (EFFECTIVE 2018-2019)


Electives


Fifteen units of electives are to be selected from disciplines of the student’s choice of which a minimum of six units are to be chosen from courses designated Level II or above. A maximum of six units of electives may be selected from NURSING and/or HTHSCI elective course (i.e. those course that are not required for any of the program streams). For some courses the amount of duplication of required content will preclude use for elective credit in the B.Sc.N. Program. Mandatory NURSING and/or HTHSCI courses from the Basic (A) Stream or the Accelerated (F) Stream of the B.Sc.N. Program cannot be used toward elective requirements for the Post Diploma R.P.N. (E) Stream.

Notes


  1. HTHSCI 2S03  and NURSING 3QQ3  cannot be taken concurrently; these courses must be completed in separate terms.
  2. NURSING 3A04  and NURSING 3Y04  cannot be taken concurrently; these courses must be completed in separate terms.
  3. NURSING 3SS3 , NURSING 3TT3  and NURSING 3Y04  have had a code change only to NURSING 3RS3 , NURSING 3RT3  and NURSING 3RY4  for the Post Diploma R.P.N. (E) Stream.

Requirements


Advanced Credit: 30 units

Level II: 32 Units


(Units graded: 29; Units Pass/Fail: 3)

Level III: 28 Units


(Units graded: 24; Units Pass/Fail: 4)

Level IV: 30 Units


(Units graded: 13; Units Pass/Fail: 17)

Total Units: 120


Requirements (EFFECTIVE 2016-2017 or 2017-2018)


Electives


Twenty one units of electives are to be selected from disciplines of the student’s choice of which a minimum of nine units are to be chosen from courses designated Level II or above. A maximum of nine units of electives may be selected from NURSING and/or HTHSCI elective course (i.e. those course that are not required for any of the Program streams). For some courses the amount of duplication of required content will preclude use for elective credit in the B.Sc.N. program. Mandatory NURSING and/or HTHSCI courses from the Basic (A) Stream or the Accelerated (F) Stream of the B.Sc.N. Program cannot be used toward elective requirements for the Post Diploma R.P.N. (E) Stream.

Note


NURSING 3Y04  and NURSING 3QQ3  cannot be taken concurrently and must be completed in separate terms.

Requirements


Advanced Credit: 30 units

Note:


Regardless of year of entrance, the following courses will no longer be offered: NURSING 3SS4, and 3TT4. Instead students will be required to take NURSING 3SS3 , NURSING 3TT3 , and NURSING 3PA2 A/B .

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