Collaborative Program

The 4-year collaborative program leading to an Honours degree in Nursing (B.Sc.N.) consists of 20 credits, with at least 12 credits in NURS. The program must include:

Year 1

  • 2.5 NURS credits consisting of NURS 1000H, 1001H, 1002H, 1020H. 1550H
  • 1.5 credits consisting of BIOL 1050H, 1051H, and PSYC 1020H or 1030H
  • 1.0 credit elective at the 1000-level or beyond

Students will be introduced to the profession of nursing through courses addressing health at the individual level, healthy aging and the basic concepts in professional practice. This initial exploration of nursing is supported by science course relevant to nursing and electives of the student’s choice. Students will be encouraged to develop a focus in an area of interest and to pursue electives within that focus

Year 2

  • 3.5 NURS credits consisting of NURS 2000H, 2001H, 2003H, 2020H, 2021H, 2031H, 2550H
  • 0.5 credit in PSYC 1020H or PSYC 1030H
  • 1.0 credit elective at the 1000-level or beyond

Students will focus on community health, developing specific knowledge regarding the impact of illness on families and of communities at large, and on the further development of knowledge in sciences relevant to the practice of nursing. Continued development of a specific area of focus will be encouraged.

Year 3

  • 3.5 NURS credits consisting of NURS 3000H, 3001H, 3004H, 3020H, 3021H, 3031H, 3550H
  • 0.5 credit consisting of one of NURS 3560H, PHIL 2390H, PSYC 3560H, 3750H, SOCI-WMST 2430H
  • 1.0 credit elective the 2000-level or beyond

Students will focus on aspects of illness, both acute and chronic. Nursing courses and practice address concepts of illness, the psychophysiology underlying disease conditions and related nursing and healthcare interventions. Continued development of a specific area of focus will be encourage

Year 4

  • 1.5 NURS credits consisting of NURS 4020C
  • 1.5 NURS credits consisting of one of NURS 4021C or 4022C
  •  0.5 NURS credit from one of Advanced Topics Group 1*
  •  0.5 NURS credit from one of Advanced Topics Group 2*
  •  1.0 credit elective at the 3000-level or beyond

Students focus extensively on integrating knowledge and skills to become novice professionals. Clinical practice settings are chosen in consultation with the student to allow exploration of areas of interest, where possible and subject to the student meeting established requirements. Nursing and other electives further the development of specific areas of focus related to clinical practice choices.

*Advanced Topics

All students are required to take at least 0.5 credit from each of the advanced topics groupings listed below:

Advanced Topic Group 1: NURS 4011H/4012H, 4100H, 4102H, 4103H, 4104H, 4105H, 4106H, NURS 4108H, NURS–ERSC/ERSC–INDG 4740Y
Advanced Topic Group 2: NURS 4011H/4012H, 4201H, 4203H, 4204H, 4205H, 4207H, NURS-WMST 4208H, NURS–ERSC/ERST–INDG 4740Y

Please consult the academic timetable, available through myTrent, for information on courses that will be offered and when they will be scheduled for a given academic year.

Indigenous Course Requirement (ICR)

All undergraduate students beginning studies at Trent in the Fall 2018 term or thereafter must complete at least 0.5 credit from the Approved Indigenous Course List as part of their university degree requirements. Individual courses that meet this requirement are designated by the (ICR) after the title of the course. The Approved Indigenous Course List can be found in the Academic Calendar and here: https://www.trentu.ca/indigenous/icr .

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