Program Information

School: Queen’s University
Faculty: School of Nursing
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Description: The philosophy of Queen’s University School of Nursing is consistent with the mission and vision of Queen’s University and reflects the nursing faculty belief that exemplary nursing practice is built upon the foundational blocks of the sciences and arts. The purpose of the nursing program is to educate individuals to competently address the health needs of individuals, families, and communities in a variety of environments. Central to the program are the five core concepts of health, populations with complex conditions, health care quality, transitions and practice environments. The Advanced Standing Track of study for students with 10 full course credits from a university is two calendar years in length. One credit must be an introductory psychology course (equivalent to Queen’s PSYC 100); one a full year human physiology (equivalent to Queen’s PHGY 214); one a one-term human anatomy (equivalent to ANAT 101); and a one-term Statistics course (equivalent to NURS 323). This track of study is two full calendar years (including summer term) and students are required to take a full normal course load. Courses must be taken at Queen’s University. A maximum of 33 credit units will be transferred from previous university studies upon admission to the Advanced Standing Track (AST). Students must take a minimum of 90 credit units while registered as a student in the AST program.

Nursing is a dynamic profession requiring critical and reflective thinking based on current scientific rationale, as well as humanistic perspectives. Partnering with individuals, families, and communities, nurses assist the people who are in their care through various life transitions, using sound decision-making and therapeutic communication in their interactions. Competent care requires not only an understanding of bio-psychosocial processes, but also the socio-environmental and cultural contexts that affect clients, families, and communities. We believe these approaches to academic excellence prepare practitioners to make caring connections and allow learners to transition –integrating sciences, humanities, and evidence-based health care – into their professional roles as nurses and life-long learners. We believe students should have the opportunity to learn interprofessionally with, from, and about each other. Students learn best from nursing faculty and nursing role models who foster caring and inquiry into human transitions from theoretical, practice, and research perspectives.

URL: Nursing – Advanced Standing at Queen’s University
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $36,714

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Enrolment #: 75
Careers: Head Nurses and Supervisors,Nurses (RNs)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 90
Additional Admission Requirements:

    The School of Nursing requires that you obtain CPR Level “C” and Standard First Aid prior to registration.