About the Program:
Nursing is a three-year program which blends classroom studies and nursing labs with clinical fieldwork in various hospitals and healthcare facilities.
Our mission is to develop graduates who are recognized as outstanding nurses providing compassionate and quality care, focusing on the unique needs of patients and their families.
Students experience a variety of Francophone and Anglophone clinical settings such as emergency, medical and surgical care, pediatrics, maternity, ambulatory care, mental health and gerontology. A DEC in Nursing will provide an opportunity to write the provincial licensing exam in order to begin employment as a registered nurse. Our graduates also have the opportunity to pursue continued studies in the DEC-BAC program with a university in Quebec, such as McGill University, Université de Sherbrooke and Université de Montreal.
What makes us unique?
- Small innovative program with all the resources of a large nursing program
- Bilingual program with Francophone and Anglophone clinical settings that meet the needs of today’s society
- Final semester dedicated to reviewing all theoretical and laboratory material to consolidate knowledge and prepare for licensing exam
- Program based on the McGill Model of Nursing with a Strengths-Based Nursing philosophy
- New laboratory facilities and Simulation Centre
In order to become a practicing nurse, graduates must pass the l’Ordre des infirmiers et infirmières du Québec (OIIQ) licensing examination. Students must also demonstrate their ability to function in French in order to meet the needs of their clientele, thus they may be required to pass an examination set by the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF).
– Anatomy and Physiology I
– Communication & Professional Challenges in Nursing
– Health Assessment & Physical Examination
– Introduction to Nursing
– Introduction to Nursing | Clinical
– Anatomy and Physiology II
– Wellness in the Aging Adult
– Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing & Chronic Illnesses
– Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing & Chronic Illnesses | Clinical
– Physical Education
– Anatomy and Physiology III
– Sociology of Families
– Medical-Surgical Nursing II
– Medical-Surgical Nursing II | Clinical
– Perinatal Care and Women’s Health
– Perinatal Care and Women’s Health | Clinical
– Microbiology & Immunology
– Lifespan & Development
– Medical-Surgical Nursing III
– Medical-Surgical Nursing III | Clinical
– Pediatric Care
– Pediatric Care | Clinical
– Medical-Surgical Nursing IV & Ambulatory Care
– Medical-Surgical Nursing IV & Ambulatory Care | Clinical
– Mental Health Care
– Mental Health Care | Clinical
– Physical Education
– Sociology of Health
– Nursing Integration
– Nursing Integration | Clinical
– Gerontology Care
– Gerontology Care | Clinical
– Physical Education
NOTE: This program includes clinical fieldwork in Montreal-area hospitals.
March 1st for the Fall Semester
Minimum Admissions Requirements:
Quebec Secondary School Diploma or a level of education that is deemed equivalent by the College.
- Sec IV Environmental Science & Technology (058-404 or 558-404) or Sec IV Science and Environment (058402 or 558402) or Physical Science 436
- Sec V Chemistry (051-504 or 551-504) or Chemistry 534. Adult Education Equivalences – PSC 4010, 4011 & 4012, Chemistry 5021, 5042, & 5043 with labs.
Additional Admissions Requirements:
- Letter of Intent (Guidelines for Nursing Letter of Intent)
- Must be eligible to take Français et communication 602-101
- It is recommended that candidates have completed Sec IV Mathematics Technical & Scientific Option (064406 or 564406) or Mathematics Science Option (065406 or 565406) or Math 436 or Math TS 4 or SN 4.
Testimonials and Nursing Presentation:
“Champlain College is an excellent institution to pursue a DEC in nursing. Teachers are available for help and guidance, stage experiences are bilingual (which is important in the workplace), a wide variety of resources are available in the nursing labs and students are thoroughly prepared for the provincial nursing license exam. Champlain gave me the tools to receive acceptance to the top two university programs in the province and employment at a leading university affiliated hospital in my preferred field .” Cecilia Marti, 2015
“The nursing program at Champlain College strengthens an individual to enhance one’s determination to make a difference in the world. The program is designed to help you discover your inner “Super hero” that can better the world, by caring for one life at a time. The vital human aspect for today’s society is the lack of connection that we have for one another. It has been corrupted by media, false expectations and smart phones. Nursing, nourishes people at times of their lowest low and celebrates with people at times of their successes. Champlain nursing is just that; it gives you the foundation to grow as a person and directs you to become life altering nurses. The Champlain nursing program will help you discover your inner super hero, wearing simple blue scrubs and a stethoscope. ” Melissa de Castro Class 2015