The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a four-year program. It is offered jointly with two Ottawa-area colleges, and in both official languages. It seeks to prepare the next generation of nurses to offer quality nursing care and to assume leadership within the health care system. Its mandate is to prepare generalist nurses (a) who can work in any place offering nursing care, (b) who have developed effective communication skills, (c) who use their critical thinking and analytical skills at work and (d) who are open to lifelong learning. These programs also lead to graduate studies (MSc, MSc — PHCNP, PhD) in nursing sciences at the University of Ottawa.

This program is offered in French only. 

The passing grade for all nursing (NSG) courses is C+.

This program is no longer available for admission.

Compulsory Courses:
HSS 2381Quantitative Methods in Health Sciences I3 Units
NSG 3301Research in Nursing3 Units
NSG 3108Introduction to Nursing Science Concepts and Theories3 Units
NSG 3116Nursing and Health3 Units
NSG 3118Nursing as a Social Force3 Units
NSG 3120Ethical and Legal Basis for Nursing3 Units
NSG 3122Therapeutic Interaction: Individual and Group3 Units
NSG 3308Community Health Nursing - Theory3 Units
NSG 3309Community Health Nursing - Clinical3 Units
NSG 3313Health Assessment3 Units
6 elective course units in biomedical science:6 Units
Nutrition and Health
Microbiology and Immunology
Clinical Pharmacology
Human Physiology and Mechanism of Disease
Pathophysiology
6 elective course units in social sciences at the 2000, 3000 or 4000 level 6 Units
6 elective course units at the 2000, 3000 or 4000 level6 Units
12 elective course units in nursing science from the chosen concentration: Community Health Nursing, Gerontics, Perinatal Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Child Health Nursing, Palliative Care 1, 212 Units
Total: 60 Units

Note(s)

1

The concentration, which comprises 12 course units of nursing science electives, allows the student to gain increased competence and confidence in the knowledge and skills pertinent to a specific area of practice.

2

If no particular focus in a clinical area is desired, the student may opt for a general preparation by choosing any courses from the available concentrations listed below. Not all concentration courses are necessarily offered each year.

Concentrations

The curriculum of the post-RN program is designed to build on the experiences of the diploma graduate and reflect current and future trends in nursing.

Community Health Nursing:
3 course units from:
Occupational Health Nursing
Community Mental Health Nursing
3 course units from:3 Units
Current CNA Certification in Occupational Health Nursing
Concentration Practicum for Registered Nurses
3 course units from:3 Units
Community Development in Nursing
Home Health Care Nursing
3 course units from:3 Units
Family Dynamics in Nursing Practice
Elements of Patient Teaching
Nursing Leadership in Health Care Organizations
Gerontics:
NSG 4302Palliative Care Nursing3 Units
NSG 4304Socio-Cultural Concepts of Aging3 Units
NSG 4319Concepts and Strategies for Care of the Elderly3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Current CNA certification in Gerontology
Concentration Practicum for Registered Nurses
Perinatal Nursing:
6 course units from:6 Units
High Risk Antepartum Nursing
High Risk Intrapartum Nursing
High Risk Neonatal Nursing
Critical Care Neonatal Nursing
3 course units from:3 Units
Obstetrical Practicum
Neonatal Practicum
3 course units from:3 Units
CNA Certification in Perinatal
High Risk Antepartum Nursing
High Risk Intrapartum Nursing
High Risk Neonatal Nursing
Breastfeeding Principles and Practice
Critical Care Neonatal Nursing
Obstetrical Practicum
Neonatal Practicum
Mental Health Nursing:
NSG 4106Psychosocial Nursing3 Units
NSG 4318Community Mental Health Nursing3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Current CNA certification in Psychiatric/Mental Health
Concentration Practicum for Registered Nurses
3 course units from:3 Units
Family Dynamics in Nursing Practice
Elements of Patient Teaching
Palliative Care Nursing
Socio-Cultural Concepts of Aging
Child Health Nursing:
NSG 4112Concepts of Child Health Nursing: Part I3 Units
NSG 4114Concepts of Child Health Nursing: Part II3 Units
NSG 4180Concentration Practicum for Registered Nurses3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Family Dynamics in Nursing Practice
Home Health Care Nursing
Elements of Patient Teaching
Breastfeeding Principles and Practice
Palliative Care Nursing
Palliative Care:
NSG 4172Supportive Care Cancer Nursing3 Units
NSG 4302Palliative Care Nursing3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
CNA Certification in Palliative Care Nursing
Concentration Practicum for Registered Nurses
3 course units from:3 Units
Exploration of Death and Dying
Psychosocial Nursing
Family Dynamics in Nursing Practice
Other nursing (NSG) electives: NSG 3300, NSG 4101