Pathway Summary


Pathway ID
Pathway Title
Practical Nursing to Bachelor of Science (Honours), Nursing
Pathway Last Updated

Sending Institution Information

Sending Institution
Fleming College
Health, Food and Medical, Recreation
Program Area
Nursing, Medical/Dental Care/Therapies/Technologies
Program Title
Practical Nursing

Receiving Institution Information

Receiving Institution
Trent University
Health and Medicine
Program Area
Midwifery, Nursing
Program Title

Contact Procedures

Karen Foster
Nursing Enrolment Advisor
705-748-1011 ext. 7809

Pathway Details

Terms for renewal or cancellation

The agreement will be reviewed annually, or sooner in the event of major curriculum changes in either partner’s programs. This agreement may be terminated by either party. In this case, notice of one year is required. In the event of termination of the agreement, every effort will be made to ensure that students currently enrolled in the program will not be affected.

Eligibility for Pathway

To qualify for this agreement, students must have:
- successfully completed Fleming College's Practical Nursing Diploma program;
- a minimum overall average of 75%;
- registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario.


Credit transfer

Students will be granted 5.0 credits, including: 

  • 0.5 NURS 1000H – The individual as a Nurse
  • 0.5 NURS 1002H – Introduction to Foundational Practice Concepts
  • 0.5 NURS 1020H – Clinical Practice in a Residential Setting
  • 0.5 NURS 2000H – Health Promotion and Population Health
  • 0.5 NURS 3021H – Clinical Practice Focused on Chronic Disease Management
  • 0.5 BIOL 1050H – Human Anatomy
  • 0.5 PSYC 1020H – Introduction to Psychology I: Experimental and Biological Bases of Behaviour
  • 0.5 unassigned Nursing credit at the 2000 level
  • 1.0 unassigned credit at the 1000 level

Refer to the most recent version of the Undergraduate Academic Calendar for course descriptions:

Credits that must be achieved at the receiving institution

  • ​0.5 NURS 1001H - Nursing as a Profession
  • 0.5 NURS 1550H - Introductory Life Sciences for Health Professionals 
  • 0.5 NURS 2001H - The Family in the Community
  • 0.5 NURS 2003H - Nursing Therapeutics and Disease Control
  • 0.5 NURS 2020H - Community-Based Nursing Practice
  • 0.5 NURS 2021H - Family Focused Practice
  • 0.5 NURS 2031H - Quantitative Research for Health Care Professionals
  • 0.5 NURS 2550H - Advanced Life Sciences for Health Professionals
  • 0.5 NURS 3000H - Experiencing Acute Illness
  • 0.5 NURS 3001H - Living with Chronic Disease
  • 0.5 NURS 3004H - The Nurse as Leader and Advocate
  • 0.5 NURS 3020H - Clinical Practice Focused on Acute Care
  • 0.5 NURS 3031H - Qualitative Research for Health Care Professionals
  • 0.5 NURS 3550H - Pharmacology for Health Professionals 
  • 1.5 NURS 4020C - Independent Nursing Practice A
  • 1.5 NURS 4021C - Independent Nursing Practice B; or 4022C - Independent Nursing Practice C
  • 1.0 Nursing credit from one of Advanced Topics Group 1 or 2
  • 0.5 credit from the following:
    • 0.5 NURS 3560H - Advanced Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
    • 0.5 PHIL 2390H - Biomedical Ethics
    • 0.5 PSYC 3560H - Family Development
    • 0.5 PSYC 3750H - Health Psychology
    • 0.5 SOCI-WMST 2430H - Sociology of Gender
  • 0.5 BIOL 1051H - Human Physiology
  • 0.5 PSYC 1030H - Introduction to Psychology II: Social and Personality Perspectives
  • 0.5 credit from the Approved Indigenous Course List
  • 0.5 additional credit at the 1000 level
  • 0.5 additional credit at the 2000 level
  • 1.0 additional credit at the 3000 level or beyond

Degree requirements are subject to change. Refer to the most recent version of the Academic Calendar for course descriptions and degree requirements, which apply to all undergraduate programs.

Anticipated normal schedule of student progression

Two and a half years (including mandatory summer sessions for Compressed program)

Credential(s) to be granted on successful completion of all required components

Bachelor of Science (Honours), Nursing

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Don’t forget: You should always review institution transfer information before you finalize your options. Contact a transfer advisor if you have further questions.