Bachelor of Science
in Nursing (BScN)

The University of Toronto, Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing’s accelerated, two-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program opens the door to a long and rewarding career in health care. For over a century, Bloomberg Nursing has been a leader in educating nurses at the baccalaureate level and is internationally recognized as one of the top 10 Schools of Nursing in the world for both education and research.

Challenge your ideas about how care is delivered and advocate for the communities and people who are under-served by our health care systems. This is Nursing in Action.

Program Information Sessions

November 30: BScN Program Info Session

December 7: BScN Q & A Admission Application Workshop

December 14: BScN Q & A Financial Workshop

Program Curriculum Themes

Our program curriculum themes prepare graduates to meet entry-to-practice competencies as a generalist nurse across multiple health care settings and with a full range of client populations.

  1. Safe, Ethical, and Competent Care

  2. Scholarship and Critical Inquiry

  3. Interdisciplinarity and Interprofessional Collaboration

  4. Centrality of Relationships

  5. Promotion of Health and Capacity Building

Program Requirements

All BScN undergraduate courses are compulsory. Withdrawal from any course in the BScN Program requires special permission and will lengthen your time to completion beyond the typical 2 year timeline. Please contact student services for more information. Email: ask.nursing@utoronto.ca

Courses with clinical nursing practice

For those courses with a clinical nursing practice component, the evaluation of clinical performance is on a “PASS/FAIL” basis.

To pass the course, the student must pass both the clinical and classroom components. Normally students will receive a verbal mid-term evaluation and a written final evaluation of their clinical performance from their clinical instructor.

Students who are identified at the mid-term point as being at risk of failing clinical practice, will receive a written mid-term evaluation. Students whose performance is unsatisfactory at any time after the midpoint of the clinical experience, will also be informed in writing.

What to expect in the program

  1. A full schedule of in-person classroom, simulation lab, and clinical learning with no electives

  2. Scheduled classroom and lab learning takes place Monday through Friday

  3. Scheduled clinical placements vary by course but overall will include 8- or 12-hour shifts Monday through to Sunday on day, evening, and/or night shifts.

Term One

  • Emphasis on theory, research, and practice relevant to care of patients, families and communities.
  • Clinical courses introduce students to nursing practice across range of practice environments for two client populations and their families: older persons and persons with mental disorders.
  • Clinical practice takes place in hospital and residential care settings

Term Two

  • Emphasis on pathophysiology and care of individuals experiencing acute illnesses that require hospitalization
  • Clinical practice takes place in paediatric, adult medical-surgical, labour and delivery/post-partum settings.
  • Introduction to theories and concepts guiding community health nursing in Canada and internationally.

Term One

  • Course work focuses on health system, health policy, leadership, ethics, research and scholarship, theory and practice, and issues in medical microbiology.
  • Students complete clinical course NUR460/461 integrating theory, research and clinical practice in relation to the complexity of coping with persistent illness OR Clinical course integrating theory, research and clinical practice in relation to primary health care

Term Two

  • Students complete clinical course NUR460/461 integrating theory, research, and clinical practice in relation to the complexity of coping with persistent illness OR Clinical course integrating theory, research and clinical practice in relation to primary health care
  • Final course prepares students for independent practice after graduation

Students complete an 11-week continuous integrative clinical practicum at the end of year 2. Placements will be chosen in collaboration with faculty in consideration of the student’s future career goals, strengths and challenges.

Courses

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Introduction to Acute Care Nursing: Adult

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Latest Testimonials

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Meet our top-tier faculty and instructors

Bloomberg Nursing prides itself on providing our students with expert faculty in the field of nursing innovation and science. You will learn directly from nurses and nurse practitioners with a variety of clinical backgrounds.

Profile of Zoraida Beekhoo

Zoraida DeCastro Beekhoo, RN, MA

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
Undergraduate Coordinator, Year 2

Profile of Erica Cambly

Erica Cambly, RN, MN

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream

Profile of Charlene Chu

Charlene Chu, RN, PhD, GNC(C)

Assistant Professor

Laura Fairley, RN MN CHPCN(C)

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

Mary Ann Fegan, RN, MN

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
Undergraduate Coordinator, Year 2

Quinn Grundy, RN, PhD

Assistant Professor

Nadine Janes, RN, PhD

Director, Undergraduate Program,
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

Profile of Lindsay Jibb

Lindsay Jibb, RN, PhD, CPHON

Assistant Professor
Signy Hildur Eaton Chair in Paediatric Nursing Research

Sarah Johnston, RN, MN

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

Joanne Louis, NP, MN

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

Shan Mohammed, RN, MN, PhD

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
Program Director, Master of Nursing

Jean Wilson

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

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