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  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
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BScN—Honors Program


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General Information


The BScN—Honors Program is offered to eligible students in the BScN—Collaborative Program and to applicants who have completed a university degree. Students planning to apply to the BScN—Honors Program should consult BSc in Nursing-Honors Program  for admission requirements. A detailed course sequence of the BScN—Honors Program for students transferring from the BScN—Collaborative Program and for After Degree students is provided below.

Students in the BScN—Honors Program are required to complete two Nursing Honors Seminars and a Nursing Honors Project and maintain superior academic standing. They must also be committed to function in an apprenticeship model where under the guidance of their Honors Supervisor they develop a strong foundation in nursing research and scholarship.

  1. The curriculum for the BScN—Collaborative Program with transfer to the Honors Program is designed to be taken over four years. To seek a program extension, students must obtain approval of the Honors Program Coordinator and then submit an application to the Student Advisor. With approval, students have up to six years from the time of original admission to the Faculty of Nursing to complete the degree requirements.
  2. The BScN—Honors Program for After Degree students is designed to be taken over two calendar years. To seek a program extension, students must obtain approval of the Honors Program Coordinator and then submit an application to the Student Advisor. With approval, students have up to three years to complete the requirements for this program.
  3. Students are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of their registrations. Particular care should be exercised regarding prerequisite courses. Students are responsible for adjustments in registration made necessary by reexamination results.
  4. Placements can be made anywhere in the greater Edmonton area (Devon, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Morinville, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove and Stony Plain) or as far away as 150 kilometers. Students are responsible for their transportation to practice placements and for the costs of travel and accommodations.
  5. Clinical practice may include shift and weekend rotations.

Course Sequence


Course sequence for students transferring from the BScN—Collaborative Program:


Note: Students will follow the course sequence for the BScN—Collaborative Program in Year 1 and Year 2.

Sequence A


Sequence B


Notes


  1. To proceed to Year 4, all courses listed in Year 3 of the program must have been successfully completed.
  2. All NURS 499  requirements must be completed prior to Winter Term of Year 4.
  3. To proceed with NURS 494 , students must have completed all courses of the Honors Program except the corequisite NURS 495 .

Course Sequence for After Degree Students:


Note: The BScN—Honors Program is only offered in Edmonton.

Year 1 (see Note 1)


Year 2 (see Notes 1 and 3)


Notes


  1. Courses may be configured differently depending on clinical placement availability.
  2. Students must complete NURS 301  prior to Winter Term of Year 1.
  3. To proceed to Year 2, all courses listed in Year 1 of the program must have been successfully completed.
  4. All NURS 499  requirements must be completed prior to Winter Term of Year 2.
  5. To proceed with NURS 494 , students must have passed all courses of the Honors Program except the corequisite NURS 495 .

Promotion Requirements


Promotion from year to year requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 on all courses taken during the Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer. Students who do not meet this requirement, but have a GPA of 2.0 are required to transfer back into the BScN—Collaborative Program or BScN After Degree Program.

Graduation Requirements


  1. Graduation with Honors requires a GPA of 3.0 on the last ★60. Students who are not recommended for graduation with Honors at the end of their program may be granted the BScN degree if they meet the minimum requirements for this degree (see BScN—Collaborative Program  and BScN—After Degree Program ).
  2. Graduation with First-Class Honors: Graduation with First-Class Honors requires a GPA of 3.5 or higher on the last ★60 taken for credit toward the degree and that no failing grades are incurred throughout the program.

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