The Trent/Fleming School of Nursing offers three programs leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) Degree: 1) A uniquely integrated, collaborative four-year program—students typically enter this program directly from high school and take all of their courses at one —our university— site, 2) A compressed program for students with sufficient university credits to fast track through the program in less than three years, and, 3) a post-bridge Practical Nurse to BScN program at George Brown College. The graduates of our program are undergraduate nurse scholars as well as clinical practitioners who meet the College of Nursing competencies for entry to practice.
The Trent/Fleming School of Nursing offers a curriculum situated within the ethos of social justice with emphasis upon the five foci of Women’s health, Indigenous health, Environmental health, Aging and Rurality. Students may choose to further develop these foci within the program through careful selection of elective courses.
As an RNAO Best Practices Spotlight organization, our curriculum is underpinned by evidence in all knowledges: biomedical, but also phenomenological, critical and spiritual. Therefore courses include those in the sciences e.g. anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, microbiology, pathophysiology and qualitative and quantitative research methods, as well as theoretical courses e.g. nursing as relational inquiry, ethics. Thus, students are taught both the art and science of nursing. Multi-modal methods of teaching are used e.g. lectures, simulation labs, distance delivery and seminars. Diverse clinical opportunities are offered at institutional (hospital, long-term care facility, schools) and community organizational sites (public health units, Alzheimer’s society) to care for various individuals, families, special populations and communities.