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Admission Requirements

A minimum overall average of at least 70% (60% in English required) in five appropriate matriculation subjects, with no mark below 50%.

Appropriate subjects are:

  • English 30 or 30-1       
  • Biology 30       
  • Chemistry 30 or Science 30       
  • One of Math 30-1, Math 30-2 or Math 31
  • Subject from Group A, B or C

A clear Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Clearance is required to be considered for admission and must be submitted directly to the Nursing Department dated after July 1 for the upcoming academic year. If the Police Check is not clear, a student cannot be considered for admission. 

Minimum 18 years of age.

Applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry

Five positions per year are made available in the Nursing program for qualified applicants of Aboriginal ancestry. If qualified applicants are not admitted by June 15, the positions may be filled with students of non-Aboriginal ancestry. Aboriginal ancestry is defined within the Constitutional Act of 1982, Section 35, Subsection 2. According to this Constitutional Act, Aboriginal peoples of Canada include Inuit, Indian and Métis peoples of Canada (Department of Justice, Canada, 1982).

Clinical Requirements

  •  CPR for Healthcare Providers with AED. dated after April 30 for the upcoming academic year
  • A complete and up-to-date immunization record
  • Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Clearance dated after July 1 for the upcoming academic year
  • N95 Respiratory Mask Fit Testing

Mature Student Entry

Applicants over 21 years of age must present an overall average of at least 70% with no mark below 60% in English 30/30-1 and no mark below 50% in Chemistry 30 or Science 30, and Biology 30.

Also See General Admission Requirements on page 83.

English Language Proficiency

  • TOEFL: iBT – minimum score of 79 with no score below 19
  • IELTS with at least 6.5 with no score below 5.0
  • CAEL minimum score of 70
  • MELAB minimum score of 85

Please see our Credit Calendar on page 15 for other ways to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements. 

Spoken Language Proficiency

In addition to demonstrating English Language Proficiency, applicants whose first language is not English, regardless of country of origin or citizenship, must also present Spoken Language Proficiency. Applicants who have six or more years of full-time education in English, normally including the grade 12 year or higher, in a Canadian school (or an approved school outside of Canada with accepted English proficiency) meet this requirement. If applicant do not present these years of English education, they may be able to meet this requirement by presenting:

  • A minimum of 26 on the speaking band of the TOEFL: iBT or
  • A minimum of 7.5 on the IELTS speaking band

Selection Procedure of BScN Students 

Admission into the Nursing program will be based on academic achievement. Applications will be accepted from October 1 to June 15 for entry into the program. 

Conditional offers of acceptance into the first year of Nursing will be granted to applicants who meet the admission requirements, and to those current high school students who present a GPA of at least 75% or greater based on three first semester completed Grade 12 core subjects upon receipt of transcripts and second semester course enrollment. An official transcript confirming passing grades and presenting the competitive GPA in all required core courses must be provided before final acceptance will be granted. 

Students with post-secondary educational credits will be rank ordered using the required high school courses and the last relevant 24 credits of post-secondary work: 60% of the GPA is derived from high school and 40% of the GPA is derived from relevant post-secondary courses. 

All Official transcripts must be received no later than July 15.

The competitive entry process will be completed and final acceptances will be offered and students will be notified no later than July 30. Applicants who do not meet the competitive average will be offered the opportunity to apply and be considered for the Pre- Nursing program and encouraged to re-apply for the next BScN intake.

For upgrading options, please refer to the Academic Upgrading program.

For international students, please refer to the International section.

Advanced credit may be granted to applicants who have completed equivalent education at a post-secondary institution, please refer to the Prior Learning and Assessment section.