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Undergraduate FAQs

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Collaborative Nursing Degree Program (BScN)

Can I take psychology courses to satisfy Liberal Studies requirements for graduation?

No. Nursing students are restricted from using psychology courses to fulfil Liberal Studies requirements (this applies to both upper- and lower-level Liberal Studies courses).

What happens if I drop a required corequisite course?

If you drop a required corequisite course, you will not be permitted to complete all other corequisite courses.

I missed class, test, assignment or placement day because I was sick. What should I do?

You must submit a Student Medical Certificate and Academic Consideration Document Submission form [PDF] within three business days of the missed activity. The medical certificate must be completed and stamped by a physician. Submit your completed forms to a student affairs coordinator.

Post-Diploma Degree Completion Program (BScN) – Full Time

When will I learn if I have been admitted into the full-time Post-Diploma Program?

Applicants are notified  throughout the spring and summer terms starting in early May.

Can I take electives in the spring or summer term prior to starting the full-time program?

Yes, you can. The Post-Diploma program requires that you take three upper-level liberal courses and two professionally-related courses.

We recommend not taking more than two to three elective courses. Remember that you cannot choose courses on the Restricted List for the Upper Level Liberal Courses. You can also take Ethics and Health Care (CPHL 302) during the spring or summer term.

To learn more, check out the complete list of Liberal and Professionally-Related Courses, and view course dates and times in the continuing education calendar.

How many days per week will I be in school?

Classes in year one during the fall and winter terms take place all day on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. You will not have class on Thursdays and Fridays.

Classes in year two in the fall term take place all day on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. You will not have class on Thursdays and Fridays, as these days are protected for clinical practice placements. However, you will be expected to follow your preceptor's schedule. Therefore, you will be expected to attend practice on weekends, evenings and nights as well as days. If your schedule permits, you can also attend practice on other days of the week.

Classes in year two in the winter term take place all day on Mondays. You will not have class on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. These days are protected for clinical practice placements. However, you will be expected to follow your preceptor's schedule. Therefore, you will be expected to attend practice on weekends, evenings and nights as well as days. If your schedule permits, you can also attend practice on other days of the week.

How much time out of class should I devote to my coursework?

For every hour in class, you will need at least one to three hours outside of class to read, review and study academic material. Past students from bridging programs have reported the program to be rigorous. You may want to work fewer hours than usual to accommodate your classes and review time.

Which resources on campus can I access to help me with my studies?

As a full-time undergraduate student, you can access all campus resources provided by Student Affairs, including Tri-Mentoring, the Centre for Student Development and Counselling, and Student Learning Support. You can also access numerous workshops and online resources to help you succeed in your courses.