School of Nursing



The Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Programme is designed to prepare graduates who will function as beginning practitioners within acute, long term and community health care settings. The graduate is prepared to assume the roles of direct care giver, teacher, counsellor, advocate, coordinator of care and member of the nursing profession. The curriculum design empowers the graduate by providing learning experiences necessary to develop the knowledge, competencies and attitudes required to:

1) Practise nursing within a variety of settings, by collaborating with individuals, families, groups and communities, to assist them to achieve optimal functioning through promotion, prevention, maintenance, restoration and palliation.

2) Practise the caring ethic as an integral dimension of nursing.

3) Create a caring environment through effective communication with individuals, families, groups and communities.

4)a) Develop an approach to the care of individuals, families, groups and communities which reflects a synthesis of concepts and theories of sciences, humanities and nursing.

b) Create a personal framework for nursing practice.

5) Provide competent nursing care to meet the health related needs of individuals, families, groups and communities.

6) Use management and leadership skills to co-ordinate and enhance health care within society.

7) Foster the extension of nursing knowledge through use of and participation in nursing research.

8) Use critical thinking to assist individuals, families, groups, and communities to achieve optimal functioning.

9) Promote collegial relationships among the different sectors of society participating in the delivery of health care.

10) Appraise how nursing roles emerge as the needs of society evolve.

11) Evaluate nursing practice in relation to legal, ethical and professional standards.

12) Accept responsibility for lifelong personal and professional growth using formal and informal strategies for the continuous discovery of knowledge.

13) Recognize the contributions of the nursing profession in global health affairs.

14) Accept responsibility for the promotion of change in health care in response to social, cultural, political and economic factors.


(See Table - Suggested Sequencing of Courses, Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Programme)

One hundred twenty nine credit hours are required for the completion of the degree. The required credit hours are as follows:

Nursing Credit Hours (93)

1001, 1002, 1003, 1011, 1012, 1014, 1511, 1520, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2011, 2013, 2501, 2511, 2520, 3001, 3111, 3113, 3501, 3511, 3520, 3521, 3522, 4101, 4103, 4104, 4110, 4501, 4512, 4513.

Other Credit Hours (18)

a) Six credit hours from English

b) Biochemistry 1430

c) Biology 3053

d) Psychology 1000

e) Statistics 2500 or equivalent, or Education 2900

Elective Credit Hours (12)

Three credit hours from each of the following

a) Business

b) Philosophy 2800 to 2810 series or Religious Studies 2610

c) Political Science

d) Sociology/Anthropology

Additional Elective Credit Hours (6)

- Any credit courses within the university.

NOTE: Nursing courses which are designed for the BN (Post-RN) programme may be used as electives in the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Programme with permission of the Undergraduate Studies Committee and the course professor.

Last modified on May 17, 2000 by MaryJane Puxley

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