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Nursing - BScN (McMaster)

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Program Information

School:Conestoga College
Faculty:Doon Campus
Degree:Bachelor
Field of Study:Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Description:A baccalaureate degree in nursing is the minimum requirement for nursing registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario. Conestoga College, Mohawk College and McMaster University are working together to meet this requirement. Through this consortium arrangement, Conestoga College offers nursing curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree.

In preparation to pursuing a nursing career, we encourage all prospective nursing students to carefully consider the requisite skills and abilities for nursing practice in Ontario outlined by the College of Nurses of Ontario, as well as the essential requirements for study in baccalaureate nursing programs in Ontario from the Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing.
URL:Nursing - BScN (McMaster) at Conestoga College
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,659

International fees are currently unavailable.
Enrolment #:120
Scholarships:1
Careers:Nursing Co-ordinators and SupervisorsHead Nurses and SupervisorsNurses (RNs)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75 to 100
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions  or  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors  or  Grade12 Mathematics of Data Management 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 

Applicants must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older, and a minimum of six (6) Grade 12 courses with a minimum cumulative average of 75%, including four (4) required U level courses and two (2) additional U or M level courses (Higher averages are often required for admission due to competition for available spaces in the program.) The following Grade 12 U courses are required: English (ENG4U), one (1) Grade 12 Mathematics course from the following: Advanced Functions (MHF4U) OR Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) OR Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U), Grade 12 Biology (SBI4U) with a minimum average of 75% (Higher marks are often required.), Grade 12 Chemistry (SCH4U) with a minimum average of 75% (Higher marks are often required.), and two (2) other Grade 12 U or M courses.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]

Applicants with transcripts from institutions where the language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency with a minimum test score on one of the following language proficiency tests or equivalent scores from another internationally recognized English language test: IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL iBT 88; CAEL 70, no sub-test band score less than 60; PTE Academic 58; or Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Applicants who have attended university must submit all university transcripts. This includes all Canadian and international universities. Failure to do so will result in withdrawal of the offer of admission. The university transcripts WILL BE used as the basis of admission. Applicants must achieve a cumulative average of at least B- (70%) in all university degree credit courses taken. A minimum of 12 units or equivalent are required. (These courses may be taken as a full-time or part-time student. University correspondence degree courses are acceptable.) University degree credit courses completed prior to admission will be assessed for advanced credit following admission to the program.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 25, 2020

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