Course of Study

Important note about U0/U1 course registration

Note that all students entering the BScN program must complete a U0 year of study if they have not completed the below U0 courses (or their equivalent as detailed on the transfer credit or course equivalency sites).

Generally, all students entering from a high school must complete the U0 courses; students entering from CEGEP have completed all the equivalent U0 courses and begin their BScN degree in U1.

IB, French bacc, A-Level, mature and university transfer/2nd degree students must review the below U0 courses, as well as the advanced standing website to determine which U0 courses they still have to complete. Please note that to be considered equivalent all Math and Science courses must have been successfully completed within the last five years.

 

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BScN students are expected to follow the course of study as listed below (full-time status). Please check the Health Sciences Calendar or Minerva for details about course prerequisites.

 

Course Requirements UO

U0 Required courses (33 or 34 credits) for mature students and high school applicants. 

Fall term

Winter term

Summer term

Course Requirements U1-U3


U1 (37 CREDITS)

Fall Term

Winter Term

Summer Term

IPEA 500 - Roles in Interprof. Teams

 

0 cr.

IPEA 501 - Commun. in Interprof. Teams

 

0 cr.

NUR1 331 - Nursing in Illness 1

 

4 cr.

NUR1 209 - Pathophysiology for Nursing 1

3 cr.

NUR1 210 - Pathophysiology for Nursing 2

3 cr.

NUR1 335 - Illness Mgmt Clin Skills Lab 1

1 cr.

NUR1 222 - Strengths-Based Nurs&Prof Prac

3 cr.

NUR1 311 - Infection Prevention & Control

3 cr.

Total Credits:

5

NUR1 224 - Ind&Fam Dev Across Lifespans 1

4 cr.

NUR1 225 - Ind&Fam Dev Across Lifespans 2

4 cr.

 

NUR1 234 - Nursing Older Adults

2 cr.

NUR1 233 - Promoting Young Family Dvlpmnt

2 cr.

 

NUR1 230 - Supporting Hlth&Healing Capac1

1 cr.

NUR1 231 - Supporting Hlth&Healing Capac2

1 cr.

 

NUR1 235 - Health & Physical Assess/Anat1

3 cr.

NUR1 236 - Health & Physical Assess/Anat2

3 cr.

 

Total Credits :

16

Total Credits:

16

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Students considering a MScA-N (Master's of Science in Nursing) may be eligible to transfer at the end of summer, U2. Note that the application deadline is February 1st. Please contact graduate.nursing [at] mcgill.ca for more details.


U2 (37 CREDITS)

Fall Term

Winter Term

Summer Term

NUR1 329 - Skin Integrity and Wound Care

3 cr.

IPEA 502 - Patient-Centred Care in Action

AND

IPEA 503 - Managing Interprofess Conflict

0 cr.

NUR1 431 - Community Health Nsg Practicum OR

NUR1 333 - Nursing in Illness 3

3 cr.

NUR1 300 - Pharmacology for Nursing 1

3 cr.

NUR1 301 - Pharmacology for Nursing 2

3 cr.

NUR1 323 - Illness Management 1

3 cr.

NUR1 324 - Illness Management 2

3 cr.

Total Credits:

3

NUR1 325 - Acute,Chron&Pall Hlth Chall 1

4 cr.

NUR1 326 - Acute,Chron&Pall Hlth Chall 2

4 cr.

 

NUR1 332 - Nursing in Illness 2

4 cr.

NUR1 333 - Nursing in Illness 3 OR

NUR1 431 - Community Health Nsg Practicum

3 cr.

 

NUR1 336 - Illness Mgmt Clin Skills Lab 2

1 cr.

EDPE 375 - Introductory Statistics (Or PSYC 204 - Intro to Psychological Stats or equivalent)

3 cr.

 

Total Credits :

18

Total Credits:

16

 

 


U3 (29 CREDITS)

Fall Term

Winter Term

NUR1 424 - Legal,Ethical&Prof Prac Issues

4 cr.

NUR1 423 - Leading Change:Policy&Practice

4 cr.

NUR1 432 - Community Health Nsg Project

3 cr.

NUR1 529 - Critical Care Nursing *

4 cr.

ELECTIVES***

9 cr.

NUR1 530 - Nursing Practice Consolidation *

OR

NUR1 531 - Ambassador Nurs Pract Consol **

5 cr.

Total Credits :

16

Total Credits:

13

**Students seeking to take NUR1 531 (international Ambassador option) must register for:

NUR1 529 section 001 and NUR1 530 section 002. If accepted as an Ambassador, the student will be placed into NUR1 531 instead of 530.

*All other students must register for:

NUR1 529 section 001 and NUR1 530 section 002 OR NUR1 529 section 002 and NUR1 530 section 001.

***Electives

9 credits of 200 and 500 level courses.
These courses are generally taken in U3, however students who have been granted exemptions in other courses may register for electives at other times in their program of study as long as they have the necessary prerequisites and the course fits within the nursing timetable.


French language courses

Effective in the U1 year in the BScN program, students are eligible to write the French language proficiency exam administered by the Office de la langue francaise This exam is a requirement for full licensure in Quebec. French is also the major spoken language in Quebec and your working knowledge of this language affects clinical placements. When applying to the program, you will be required to demonstrate proof of French proficiency, level B2.  If French is not your mother tongue or you wish to improve your communication skills, then we encourage you to enroll in French language courses. McGill offers a tailored course for the health professions.

French-language proficiency test

If none of the exemptions below apply to you, you will need to submit a valid French-language proficiency test score on the admission’s platform. Please note that you need to obtain a minimal overall test score of B2 to meet the French language proficiency requirement - equivalent to Level 6 on the Échelle Québecoise (EQ) on any of the tests listed below.

Accepted test

Website and additional information

Diplôme d'études en langue française/Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DELF or DALF)

https://delf-dalf.ambafrance-ca.org

 

Results from before 2005 are still valid.

You can retake the test as many times as you wish. These diplomas are valid for life.

TCF or TCFQ or TCF-DAP (Test de connaissance du français )

www.france-education-international.fr/tcf

The results are valid for two years.

TEF or TEFaQ or TEF Canada: Test d’évaluation du français (pour les études en France)

https://www.lefrancaisdesaffaires.fr/en/tests-diplomas/test-for-evaluating-french-tef/

 

The results are valid for two years. You can retake the test as many times as you wish allowing for a one-month waiting period between each examination.

 

Please note :

  • You need to complete all four components (oral comprehension, written comprehension, oral expression and written expression) of the French Proficiency Test.
  • The TFI is not accepted as a language proficiency test.

French-language requirement exemption:

You meet the French – language proficiency requirement if one of the situations described below applies to you.

Language Proficiency Exemption

Supporting document to be uploaded on the admission’s platform

You have completed your Secondary 4 and 5 studies at a High School in Quebec where French was the primary language of instruction.

Secondary 4 and 5 High School Transcript

 

You have graduated from a High School program where French is the primary language of instruction (e.g. Baccalauréat Francais, Certificat d'enseignement secondaire supérieur (Belgique), Certificat de maturité (Suisse).

Diploma from Institution or High School transcript

 

You studied in a French-language High School during the last two years of your studies.

High School transcript of these two years.

 

You obtained a Diploma of Collegial Studies (DEC) granted by a Francophone CEGEP before 1998.

CEGEP Diploma

 

You have successfully completed the Épreuve uniforme de français langue d'enseignement et literature at a French CEGEP.

Épreuve Diploma

You have completed 60 credits or more of an undergraduate program in a francophone university in Quebec.

University transcript

You were enrolled for 2 consecutive years or more in a full-time Undergraduate or Graduate program in a francophone university outside of Quebec.

University transcript

You have successfully completed the McGill Certificate of Proficiency in French (SCS) or French Professional Communication (SCS).

Certificate Diploma

 

If one of the above exemptions apply to you, please upload to the admission’s platform one single document including the below items:

  1. A document including your Full Name, McGill ID (if applicable), the exemption that applies to you and your signature.
  2. Supporting document indicated above

 

Minor degrees

Minor degrees are offered by several academic units (e.g., Women’s Studies, Psychology). Minors involve a specified program of study – generally 18-24 credits. BScN students considering a minor degree must complete and send the following form and be able to respond ‘yes’ to each question: PDF icon Minor Degrees form


 

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