Bachelor of Nursing (Integrated) (BNI)

The Ingram School of Nursing at McGill University offers the Bachelor of Nursing (Integrated) (BNI) Program for students with a Quebec diploma in nursing. 

Students enter this 2-year, 5-semester, 65-credit program (3 year part-time option available) following completion 180 A.0 Diplôme d’études collégiales (DEC) in Nursing from CEGEP. The program aims to advance the practice of students by expanding their knowledge base, strengthening critical thinking skills, promoting a strengths-based, family-centred perspective and preparing them for roles expected of a baccalaureate nurse. The B.N.(I) program is fully accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing until 2024.

Overview

The five-year Integrated Nursing Program is a new opportunity for graduates of the 180.A0 DEC to complete a bachelor’s degree in two years. Developed in partnership with four anglophone CEGEPs (Dawson College, John Abbott College, Vanier College and Heritage College), the program builds on the college foundation and streamlines the university component.

Nursing, science and clinical courses at the Ingram School of Nursing prepare graduates to work in any setting and for graduate studies. The final year is entirely community focused.

Application Process

Please refer to our Applying to Nursing page.

Course of Studyfor students admitted PRIOR to fall 2018

The previous Course of Study in the BNI program, for students admitted prior to Fall 2018,  consists of 94 credits. Students received 27 credits of advanced standing from their 180.A0 DEC in Nursing and are admitted to McGill at the U2 level, for a total of 67 credits. The revised Course of Study began with students admitted as of Fall 2018.

Full-time studies in the Bachelor of Nursing Integrated Program

Please refer to email communication sent by Nursing Student Affairs regarding registration for Fall 2019 & Winter 2020.

Part-time studies in the Bachelor of Nursing Integrated Program

Please refer to email communication sent by Nursing Student Affairs regarding registration for Fall 2019 & Winter 2020.

REVISED Course of Study-for students admitted as of Fall 2018

BNI: Revised Course of study

The revised Course of Study in the BNI program consists of 92 credits. Students receive 27 credits of advanced standing from their 180.A0 DEC in Nursing and are admitted to McGill at the U2 level, for a total of 65 credits.

Full-time studies in the Bachelor of Nursing (Integrated) Program

First Year (U2)

Fall Term Winter Term Summer Term
IPEA 500 - Roles in Interprof. Teams 0 IPEA 501 - Commun. in Interprof. Teams 0 NUR1 434 - Critical Care Nursing Pract   or 4
NUR1 209 - Pathophysiology for Nursing 1 3 NUR1 210 - Pathophysiology for Nursing 2 3 NUR1 435 - Ambassador Critical Care Pract ** 4
NUR1 222 - Strengths-Based Nurs&Prof Prac 3 EDPE 375 - Introductory Statistics or PSYC 204 - Intro to Psychological Stats (or equivalent) 3 **THIS SECTION IS CANCELLED FOR THE 2020-21 ACADEMIC YEAR.  
NUR1 312 - Research in Nursing 3 NUR1 320 - Critical Care Nursing Theory 3    
NUR1 318 - ChronicIllness&Pall Hlth Chall 4 NUR1 327 - Critical Health Challenges 4    
NUR1 338 - Appl Hlth&Phys Assessmt/Anat1 3 NUR1 339 - Appl Hlth&Phys Assessmt/Anat 2 3    
Total 16 Total 16 Total 4

Second Year (U3)

Fall Term Winter Term
NUR1 300 - Pharmacology for Nursing 1 3 NUR1 301 - Pharmacology for Nursing 2 3
NUR1 329 - Skin Integrity and Wound Care 3

IPEA 502 - Patient-Centred Care in Action   and

IPEA 503 - Managing Interprofess Conflict

0
NUR1 424 - Legal,Ethical&Prof Prac Issues 4 NUR1 423 - Leading Change:Policy&Practice 4
NUR1 431 - Community Health Nsg Practicum 3 NUR1 432 - Community Health Nsg Project 3
Elective Course (Any 3-credit elective course) 3 Elective Course (300-level or higher) 3
Total 16 Total 13

Part-time studies in the Bachelor of Nursing (Integrated) Program

First Year (U2)

Fall Term Winter Term Summer Term
IPEA 500 - Roles in Interprof. Teams 0 NUR1 210 - Pathophysiology for Nursing 2 3 Elective Course (300 level)** 3
NUR1 209 - Pathophysiology for Nursing 1 3 PSYC 204 - Intro to Psychological Stats OR EDPE 375 - Introductory Statistics 3 *Students may do their second elective in the U2 Summer term or U3 Winter term if they wish.
NUR1 222 - Strengths-Based Nurs&Prof Prac 3 Elective Course (any level) 3  
NUR1 312 - Research in Nursing 3 IPEA 501 - Commun. in Interprof. Teams   0  
Total 9 Total 9 Total 3

Second Year (U2)

Fall Term Winter Term Summer Term
NUR1 300 - Pharmacology for Nursing 1        3 NUR1 301 - Pharmacology for Nursing 2                                  3 NUR1 434 - Critical Care Nursing Pract   or 4
NUR1 318 - ChronicIllness&Pall Hlth Chall           4 NUR1 320 - Critical Care Nursing Theory 3 NUR1 435 - Ambassador Critical Care Pract ** 4
NUR1 338 - Appl Hlth&Phys Assessmt/Anat1     3 NUR1 327 - Critical Health Challenges 4 **THIS SECTION IS CANCELLED FOR THE 2020-21 ACADEMIC YEAR.  
    NUR1 339 - Appl Hlth&Phys Assessmt/Anat 2 3    
    IPEA 502 - Patient-Centred Care in Action 0    
Total 10 Total 13 Total 4

Third Year (U3)

Fall Term   Winter Term
NUR1 329 - Skin Integrity and Wound Care 3 Elective Course (300 level)** 3
NUR1 424 - Legal,Ethical&Prof Prac Issues 4 NUR1 423 - Leading Change:Policy&Practice 4
NUR1 431 - Community Health Nsg Practicum 3 NUR1 432 - Community Health Nsg Project 4
    IPEA 503 - Managing Interprofess Conflict 0
Total  10 Total 11

All students electing to pursue their studies on part-time basis must follow  the course of study as indicated.

FAQs

1. Which CEGEPs are part of the McGill Anglophone CEGEPs Consortium?

The McGill- Anglophone CEGEPs Consortium is a partnership between McGill University and four Anglophone CEGEPs in Quebec; Dawson College, John Abbott College, Vanier College and Heritage College in Hull. It is one of 9 Consortia that have been formed between Universities and Colleges in the Province.

2. How does the Consortium work?

The colleges and McGill worked together to develop an integrated and streamlined curriculum. The colleges provide the base necessary for university and the university builds on this base.

3. What kind of qualifications do I need to be accepted into the program?

Only students who complete the 180.A0 DEC within the last three years will be considered for admission to McGill.

4. If I choose to exit after the 180.A0, could I reenter the fourth year at a later date? How long could I be out and come back in to the program?

You may apply for university within 3 years of graduating from CEGEP. Graduates who are out for more than 3 years will not be eligible for admission.

5. How many credits do I have to complete?

The university segment of the program consists of sixty-five credits. Thirty-two credits are in nursing, twenty-seven in science and allied health courses, and there are two electives.

6. Do I get credit for my CEGEP courses?

Yes. You receive 27 credits of advanced standing for the 180 A0 program. Students enter McGill as second year (U2) students.

7. How many courses are there? Are they more technical or theoretical? Are there any optional courses?

There are 23 courses. Three of these are clinical stages, two of which are in the community and one in an acute care setting. The rest of the courses are theoretical and inquiry-based learning courses, two electives (3 credits each) and three mandatory interprofessional courses (no credit weight).

8. If I do the program full time, how many years will it take to complete?

The program can be completed in two years if taken full time. The two years include a summer session of 6 weeks between the first and second year. This means there are 5 sessions in the two years.

9. Will I be able to do the program part time?

The Program can be taken part time over three years. All students electing to pursue their studies on part-time basis must follow the course of study as indicated.

10. Do you have evening classes, distance education?

No.

11. Do I need to be licensed to enter the university segment of the program?

Since the OIIQ examinations are only in the 3rd week of September, a license is not a requirement for entry. Students must pass the OIIQ examination in the first year of the program.

12. Are there any specialties in the program?

On completion of the 5 years, graduates will have the competencies to work in both acute areas and the community. The OIIQ and the universities propose that specialization should be at the Master’s level.

13. Do students whose mother tongue is not English need to pass the TOEFL examination?

Students whose mother tongue is neither English nor French and who did not complete High School in Canada may be asked to take the TOEFL. Refer to General Admission and Documentation Requirements for All Applicants.

14. Will students from other Consortia be accepted into the Integrated Nursing Program at McGill?

Preference will be given to students from the McGill Consortium. Depending on the space limitations, students from other consortia may be considered.

15. What is the difference in job opportunities between nurses with a DEC and a Baccalaureate degree? What are the differences in responsibility? Salary?

When the Integrated Nursing Program was mandated by the government a group of experts from the Universities, Colleges, the Ministry of Education, the OIIQ, and the Ministry of Health and Social Services defined the type of jobs that would be available to nurses with a DEC and to those with a Baccalaureate.

Nurses with a Baccalaureate have a wider scope of practice, essentially they can practice in any setting; nurses with a DEC have more limited opportunities. As a stepping stone to graduate education, a Baccalaureate gives greater upward mobility. As more and more jurisdictions within and outside of Canada require baccalaureate qualifications, the degree gives greater geographic mobility.

 

Nursing, science and clinical courses at the Ingram School of Nursing prepare graduates to work in any setting and for graduate studies. The final year is entirely community focused.

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