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P.O. Box 631 Station A
Toronto, ON, M1K 5E9


RPN to BScN Bridging to University Hybrid Nursing 7993

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RPN to BScN Bridging to University Hybrid Nursing
This RPN to BScN Bridging to University Nursing - Hybrid program is an academic pathway offered at Regional Access Centres (RACs) throughout Ontario to assist registered practical nurses (RPNs) to bridge to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in approximately 2 years ( 6 continuous semesters). The goal of this program is to prepare you to be eligible to continue your nursing education at the university level.
Students who choose the hybrid delivery program will spend time asynchronously online and will attend in-class tutorials once a week to support their learning. Students will be self-directed, will apply adult learning principles and will gain knowledge through discovery. A problem-solving approach to each course will develop critical thinking and analytical skills as well as broadening perspectives.
The curriculum will be based on the College of Nurses' Standards of Practice for Nursing and Entry to Practice Competencies for Ontario Registered Nurses. It will emphasize ethics and professional practice, health assessment, skill mastery and caring for clients with acute and chronic illness. It will provide a solid foundation for nursing practice.
An exciting and unique aspect of the RPN to BScN Bridging to University Nursing - Hybrid program will be its focus on caring for individuals, groups and communities in acute care, and mental health and community settings.
To ensure that you are prepared for the field, this School of Community and Health Studies program will give you opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge in clinical settings under the direction, facilitation and guidance of faculty.
Please note: To take this program, you must be an RPN who holds a diploma from a community college of applied arts and technology (CAAT) with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.
Please check our website for Regional Access Centre sites.

Evidence-based practices and current scholarly literature will be used to heighten the educational experience. Students and professors alike will contribute to on-line discussions and tutorials. The tutorial aspect of the program will be facilitated by professors who are experts in their field.
Admissions Requirements:
Admission Requirements
1.Transcripts from a community college of applied arts and technology (CAAT) with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. No course failures from any nursing program or other bridging programs are considered. No upgrading of courses is permitted at this time to increase GPA requirement.
2.RPNs who have completed a fast tract certificate to diploma upgrade program need evidence of courses in Anatomy and Physiology and Pathophysiology (3.0 GPA).
3.A photocopy of a current Certificate of Registration in Ontario (original may be requested).
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Please indicate in the title line which area you would like to see a site located
We are hoping to have the next intake in May 2015. The site has not yet been determined.
We are looking at Morningside campus and Whitby area.

Keep posted to this website for updates on future sites.

Meet our program leaders; learn about the hybrid program model and get the answers to your practical questions. Find our how Centennial College allows you to bridge to new opportunities. Make it a point to attend this information session. We look forward to seeing you there.


For program information contact:

Natashia Deer, Email:

Application forms will be available once we start accepting applications.

Contact Telephone:
416-289-5303 SELECT #2
Mandatory Courses
Course Code Course Name
COMM-170 College Communication 2
COMM-171 College Communication 2 (ESL)
NUPH-700 Health Assessment
NUPH-701 Acute and Chronic Illness
NUPH-702 Acute and Chronic Illness Practice
NUPH-703 Ethics and Professional Practice
NUPH-706 Family Centered Nursing
NUPH-731 Mental Health and Crisis Management
NUPH-735 Advanced Communication and Leadership
NUPH-737 Nursing Research
NUPH-741 Community Nursing Theory
NUPH-743 Mental Health Community Practice
NUPH-750 Nursing Knowledge: Historical and Future
NUPP-700 Pathotherapeutics