|1st Semester |
||Nursing I: Introduction to Nursing |
||Human Anatomy & Physiology I |
||Psychology of Human Development |
||Physical Education |
|2nd Semester |
||Nursing II: Introduction to Nursing |
||Human Anatomy & Physiology II |
||Sociology of Diverse Families and Communities |
|3rd Semester |
||Nursing III: Health and Illness I |
||Microbiology & Immunology |
||Psychology: Issues in Health Care |
|4th Semester |
||Nursing IV: Health and Illness II |
||Sociology of Health |
||Physical Education |
|5th Semester |
||Nursing V: Health & Illness III |
|6th Semester |
||Nursing VI: Integration |
||Physical Education |
All students must pass the Ministerial Examination of College English and a Comprehensive Assessment in Nursing.
Nursing - 180.A0
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Nursing is a dynamic, research-based profession that plays a vital role in the health care system: a role that has greatly expanded over the past two decades. The profession continuesto grow at an ever increasing pace.
The goal of our Nursing programs is to help students meet the challenges of this demanding profession. Classroom and laboratory experiences are combined with clinical fieldwork in Montreal-area hospitals, where students work in specialties ranging from obstetrics, pediatrics, medicine and surgery to geriatrics, psychiatry and ambulatory care. The hours spent in clinical setting gradually increase so that, by third year, students spend much of their time in a hospital setting.
THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF…
- You care about people and enjoy working with others
- You are trustworthy and accountable
- You have good communication and interpersonal skills
- You have good observational and problem solving skills
THE CHOICE OF TWO PROGRAMS LEADING TO A DEC IN NURSING
The program is offered in two formats: the regular three-year program for students who do not have a DEC (diploma of college studies) and the 24-month Intensive Nursing Program for students with a previous DEC or who have completed the 14 compulsory general education courses or the equivalent (as described in the Nursing Program Prerequisites section). Each program is offered only once per year: the regular program starts in the fall semester and the intensive program in the winter semester.
CEGEP-UNIVERSITY INTEGRATED NURSING PROGRAM (DEC-BN)
McGill University in collaboration with four English CEGEPs, including John Abbott College, has developed a five-year Integrated Nursing Program (DEC-BN).This integrated program will allow students to study at CEGEP for two or three years to receive a DEC in Nursing and then eligible students will be able to complete a degree (BN) in Nursing, in either 2-years full-time or 4-years part-time at McGill University. Although job prospects are excellent with a DEC, students are encouraged to continue at university to obtain a baccalaureate degree. Some John Abbott College courses are presently credited at selected universities.
PROVINCIAL LICENSING REGISTRATION
Graduates must pass a Quebec provincial licensing examination in order to practise nursing in Quebec. In accordance with Quebec’s Official Languages Act, l’Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec issues licenses to graduates with appropriate knowledge of French. Students may be required to pass a French exam prior to receiving their license.
JOB PERSPECTIVES FOR OUR GRADUATES
The health care sector is actively searching for qualified candidates. Job prospects are excellent. Graduates of the Nursing program work in acute or chronic care hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, home care programs and private agencies.
NURSING PROGRAM PREREQUISITES:
CEGEP ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
A Secondary School Diploma Which Includes: Secondary V Language of instruction, Secondary V Second Language, Secondary IV mathematics, Secondary IV Physical Science, and Secondary IV History of Quebec and Canada
OR A Secondary School Vocational Diploma which includes: Secondary V Language of Instruction, Secondary V Second Language, and Secondary IV Mathematics
OR Applicants who have not studied in Quebec must have scholarity deemed equivalent by the College.
Prerequisites for students graduating from high school in 2010 or later.
Prerequisites for students graduating from high school before 2010.
INTENSIVE NURSING PROGRAM PREREQUISITES:
In addition to the Physical Science 436, Chemistry 534 and Math 436, students must have completed the following cegep-level courses in order to be eligible for the Intensive program: 4 English, 2 French, 3 Humanities, 3 Physical Education and 2 complementary courses.
HOW DO I APPLY:
John Abbott College is affiliated with the Service régional d'admission du Montréal métropolitain (SRAM) and uses its online application service. The application deadline is March 1st (for the 3-year program) and November 1st (for the 2-year program).To apply:
- Complete the online application at http://sram.omnivox.ca
- Select John Abbott and the program of your choice along with the corresponding SRAM program number: 180.A0.
- When applying to the Intensive program, choose the same program number: 180.A0; then select 2-year intensive program for the particularity. Please include a letter of intent.
- If applicable, mail in photocopies of all required documents and the application fee. Warning: The documents and payment must be submitted by the deadline.
Program start: Fall semester only for the 3-year program and Winter semester only for the 2-year program.
- Click on Student Zone and on Departments to visit the Department web page.
- Consult the online version of the Course Calendar on our web site for course descriptions.
- Students whose prerequisites are more than 5 years old should contact the Admissions Office.
- If you have other questions about the prerequisites, have questions that weren't answered, contact us:
(phone) 514-457-6610 local 5355, 5361 or 5358
(phone) 514-457-6610 local 5376 (3-yr program) local 5633 (2-yr intensive)
Are you interested in obtaining a certificate of studies while completing your DEC? John Abbott offers 4 certificates of study. Click here for more information.