The history of the Collaborative RPN-BScN program offered by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in collaboration with Durham College (DC) and Georgian College (GC) commenced in 2005. This is the longest running RPN-BScN bridging program in Ontario with an initial intake of 35 students in September 2005. For the next three years, this program was offered collaboratively by UOIT and DC, with face to face classes held on the shared UOIT/DC campus in Oshawa. Students in this program were integrated, after a bridging semester, with the Collaborative BScN Program and Health Sciences students. In 2009, GC joined the collaboration, and we began offering the program on the GC Barrie campus as well in a sequenced, full-time cohort model. In 2009, the RPN to BScN Program received a full seven year accreditation through the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN).
Building Collaborative research capacity concurrently with RPN to BScN Program Evaluation.
These videos show the faculty from the college/university BScN Program debriefing about the experience of conducting program evaluation research, what they learned and how research capacity has been enhanced.