Nursing is the science of applying nursing knowledge, the technical aspects of practice, and the art of establishing a caring relationship.
- Provides a broad educational background in all necessary areas of nursing, science and the social sciences
- Provides students with the opportunity to practise throughout the program in hospitals, schools, homes, clinics, industry, and other community health settings
- Focuses on health promotion, health prevention and protection, health maintenance, restoration, and palliation
- Offers the benefits of independent learning laboratories, simulated activities and individual conferences with faculty advisors
- Provides prerequisites for fourth-year BScN students to write the exams to become registered nurses*
Minimum Admission Average: 85%
Secondary Average: 80%*
Courses required include: Grade 12 U English (with a minimum grade of 65%), Chemistry, Biology, and one Grade 12 Math. 80% minimum second average required for Chemistry and Biology combined. These requirements may change annually based upon the applications received.
An interview with the Faculty of Nursing Admissions Committee may be required.
Successful applicants must complete a Standard First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course for health care professionals (HCP) and acquire an extended, vulnerable sector police clearance. Proof of specified immunizations and tests will also be required. These must be updated as required and are the financial responsibility of the student.
*Nursing second average is the suggested minimum average of chemistry and biology.
**Graduates from all nursing programs in Canada are required to pass the NCLEX Registered Nurse and Jurisprudence Examinations. Ontario graduates who successfully complete their examinations are eligible to become Registered Nurses through the College of Nurses of Ontario. A BScN graduate may also pursue graduate studies or further education in a specialty of interest.
- Public health
- Home-health agencies
- Long-term care
- Community health centres/clinics
- Occupational health organizations
- Rehabilitation centres and private practice here and abroad as clinicians, counsellors, and educators
- Inter-professional practice
- Research, consulting, and policy development