Post RN, BScN

The Part-time Post RN BScN program was comprehensively revised in 2008, and is based on the completion of a total of 63 credits. The new curriculum is designed to reflect and enhance the professional knowledge, competencies, and experience of Post RN students. The new program allows students to customize their program, and select nursing electives in areas that will support individualized needs and interests, and professional nursing practices.

The curriculum for specialty certificates is derived from the Part-time Post RN BScN program. All courses taken as components of a certificate program or as an individual special interest course are fully transferable into the degree program.

The courses in the program's Distance Education schedule are built around correspondence material (Print and Online).

  • Home-study reading/assignments, supplemented by online and print resouces and toll-free phone consultations with instructor and tech support.


Required Courses

Nursing (24 credits)

DNUR 135 Contemporary Issues in Nursing (3 credit)

DNUR 115 Health Teaching & Learning (3 credit)

DNUR 201 Community Mental Health I (3 credit)

DNUR 205 Community Health Nursing -  (3 credit)

DNUR 245 Aging and the Older Adult (3 credit)

DNUR 425 Comprehensive Health Assessment -  (3 credit)

DNUR 415 Nursing of Adults II - online delivery only (3 credit)

DNUR 494 Leadership and Management in Nursing (3 credits)

Humanities/Science (30 credits)


DNUR 300 Research Methods (Sociology) (6 credit)

DNUR 330 Legal & Ethical Issues in Nursing (6 credit)



Chemistry 150D Fundamentals of General & Biological Chemistry (6 credit)

Biology 105 Introductory Cell & Molecular Biology (3 credit)

Biology 115 Microbes in Human Health - online delivery only (3 credit)

Biology 251 Anatomy & Physiology I (3 credit)

Biology 252 Anatomy & Physiology II (3 credit)

Elective Courses

Nursing Electives

Select any courses to total 9 credits

DNUR 202 Community Mental Health Nursing II - (3 credit)

DNUR 405 Nursing of Adults I -  (3 credit)

DNUR 473 Basic Concepts in Pathophysiology -  (3 credit)

DNUR 483 Hospice Palliative Care -  (3 credit)

DNUR 488 Challenges in Aging: Implications for Nursing - (3 credit)

DNUR 490 Forensic Nursing –  (6 credit)

DNUR 497 Computers in Nursing –  (3 credit)

N499 Open Nursing Elective (3 credit)* one-time only for transfer credit


Admission Requirements

Minimum requirements are a current RN registration, one-year clinical experience, and high school certification. Applicants are considered if they have credit for five Grade XII university preparatory subjects (English, Mathematics, Chemistry, another science and one other subject), with no mark below 50 and a minimum average of 60.

Meeting published minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

If you are not able to meet the above requirements, please contact the Program Office for assistance

Degree Requirements

This 63-credit program consists of 24 credits of required nursing courses, 18 credits of required science courses, 9 credits of required humanities courses and 12 credits of nursing electives.

The Program accepts up to 30 transfer credits for courses completed at other university institutions.

The Program can be completed within three years but students have up to 10 years from their acceptance date to complete all requirements.

The program has a limited annual entry. The application period deadline is July 30th each year for courses commencing in September.