RPN to BScN Bridging to University Program Hybrid 7993

Certificate Code 7993
Certificate Name RPN to BScN Bridging to University Program Hybrid
Description This RPN to BScN Bridging to University - Hybrid 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 is based on the College of Nurses' Standards of Practice for Nursing and Entry to Practice Competencies for Ontario Registered Nurses. It emphasizes 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 Program - Hybrid will be its focus on caring for individuals, groups and communities in acute care, 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.

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).
Info email inquiries to: bridginghybrid@centennialcollege.ca
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Semester 1:
COMM-170 - College Communications 2
NUPH-700 Health Assess
NUPH-703 Ethics and professional Practice

Semester 2:
NUPH-737 Nursing Research
NUPH-735 Advanced Communication and Leadership

Semester 3:
NUPH-701 Acute and Chronic Illness
NUPP-700 Pathotherapeutics

Semester 4:
NUPH-702 Acute and Chronic Illness Practice

Semester 5:
NUPH-706 Family-Centered Nursing Theory
NUPH-731 Mental Health and Crisis Management Theory
NUPH-741 Community Nursing Theory

Semester 6:
NUPH-743 Mental Health and Community Nursing Practice
Notes The Regional Access Centres under consideration are Pickering Spring 2016, GTA West Spring 2016 and Hamilton Spring 2016.

The application package for Spring 2016 is NOW AVAILABLE. Please copy and paste the link below into your browser to download the application package.


Application Process:
1. Complete the application form.
2. In a zip file attach a copy of the following documents:

Completed application form
A photocopy of your current College of Nurses (CNO) registration
A photocopy RPN diploma and/or certificate
A Copy of an unofficial transcripts can be sent to support application (Official transcript must be ordered and sent directly to the address provided)
If upgraded to diploma please submit course outlines for anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology

Email the documents to bridginghybrid@centennialcollege.ca

In the subject heading of the email directed to bridginghybrid@centennialcollege.ca it must read Application for RPN to Bridging Hybrid and the site you are interested in attending ie. GTA West, Pickering and or Hamilton. Also, include your First and Last name as it shows on your CNO registration.

Future Students
If you are interested in attending Centennial College Bridging to University Nursing Program please click on the link provided below and complete the form. This information will be utilized to determine future Regional Access Centers (RAC's) and help Centennial College better support the continuation of your learning.


Contact Telephone 416-289-5303 SELECT #2
Contact E-mail bridginghybrid@centennialcollege.ca

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