Nursing–RN to MScN Alternate Admission

About Program Degrees Offered and Application Requirements

This is an exciting and innovative option offered for the first time in Ontario. The alternate admissions process enables a registered nurse who is a graduate of a diploma or hospital program to fast-track to an MScN program after fulfilling foundational academic requirements.

Potential applicants will be nurses with a diploma and strong academic potential, currently working in leadership positions. Qualified applicants would be admitted to the Faculty of Health as visiting students until they complete the alternate admission requirements of upper-level courses in nursing at the undergraduate level in preparation for graduate study. Students who successfully complete the 30-credit baccalaureate equivalency are not awarded a baccalaureate degree, but are deemed eligible for graduate studies.

Applying for RN to MScN Alternate Admission

To apply for this program, please complete an undergraduate application. Use York's online application since you'll be applying as a visiting student (on the application, select Option 4, and then choose “Health” as the Faculty). Make sure you meet all of the admission requirements below.

The undergraduate program will be offered as a full-time option over three terms and/or as a part-time option over five terms.

Continuation into the Graduate Program

Upon successful completion of the 30 undergraduate credits with a minimum grade of B+, students will be eligible to continue in the MScN program.

Graduate funding

Note that students who continue into the MScN program will not be eligible for graduate entrance scholarships or graduate funding packages. It is imperative that student have funding secured prior to application.

MScN

Program Description

Program Components (including coursework)
  • Course work AND
  • Thesis OR
  • Course work only
Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 2 year(s)
  • Part-time - 3 year(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time OR part-time program
    Application Deadline(s)
    January 11, 2017 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
    IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 1
    YUELILevel 6 with Distinction
    MELABOverall score of 85, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC
    Minimum CAE ScoreB
    Number of Recommendations Required
    3
    What You Need to Apply

    What You Need to Apply

    Application Checklist (PDF)
    Application Form
    Recommendation Form
    (Accessed through MyFile; recommendation form will be available within 72 hours after you submit your application.)
    Supplementary Information Form (PDF)

    Other Requirement(s)
    • One reference must reflect significant contribution to leadership and clinical practice; there must be one academic reference
    • Minimum five years’ work experience as a Registered Nurse in Canada;
    • Registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario;
    • proof of membership and liability protection with the RNAO (needed for NURS 5400);
    • Statement of intent letter;
    • A portfolio, used to determine significant accomplishments to the nursing profession and exceptional promise to be successful in the graduate program.
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Nurse Practitioner (PHCNP) MScN

    Program Description

    Program Components (including coursework)
    • Course work AND
    • Major research paper
    Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 2 year(s)
  • Part-time - 3 year(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time OR part-time program
    Application Deadline(s)
    January 11, 2017 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
    IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 1
    YUELILevel 6 with Distinction
    MELABOverall score of 85, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC
    Minimum CAE ScoreB
    Number of Recommendations Required
    3
    What You Need to Apply

    What You Need to Apply

    Application Checklist (PDF)
    Application Form
    Recommendation Form
    (Accessed through MyFile; recommendation form will be available within 72 hours after you submit your application.)
    Supplementary Information Form (PDF)

    Other Requirement(s)
    • One reference must reflect significant contribution to leadership and clinical practice; there must be one academic reference
    • Minimum five years’ work experience as a Registered Nurse in Canada;
    • Registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario;
    • proof of membership and liability protection with the RNAO (needed for NURS 5400);
    • Statement of intent letter;
    • A portfolio, used to determine significant accomplishments to the nursing profession and exceptional promise to be successful in the graduate program.
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    PhD

    Program Description

    Program Components (including coursework)
    • Comprehensive examination(s) AND
    • Dissertation
    Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 4 year(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time program
    Next available entry for this program is September 2018.
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
    IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 1
    YUELILevel 6 with Distinction
    MELABOverall score of 85, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC
    Minimum CAE ScoreB
    Number of Recommendations Required
    3
    What You Need to Apply

    What You Need to Apply

    Application Checklist (PDF)
    Application Form
    Recommendation Form
    (Accessed through MyFile; recommendation form will be available within 72 hours after you submit your application.)
    Supplementary Information Form (PDF)

    Other Requirement(s)
    • One reference must reflect significant contribution to leadership and clinical practice; there must be one academic reference
    • Minimum five years’ work experience as a Registered Nurse in Canada;
    • Registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario;
    • proof of membership and liability protection with the RNAO (needed for NURS 5400);
    • Statement of intent letter;
    • A portfolio, used to determine significant accomplishments to the nursing profession and exceptional promise to be successful in the graduate program.
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    RN to MScN

    Program Description

    Program Components (including coursework)
    • Course work AND
    • Thesis
    Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 3 year(s)
  • Part-time - 5 year(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time OR part-time program
    Application Deadline(s)
    February 22, 2017 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
    IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 1
    YUELILevel 6 with Distinction
    MELABOverall score of 85, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC
    Minimum CAE ScoreB
    Number of Recommendations Required
    3
    What You Need to Apply

    What You Need to Apply

    Application Checklist (PDF)
    Application Form
    Recommendation Form
    (Accessed through MyFile; recommendation form will be available within 72 hours after you submit your application.)
    Supplementary Information Form (PDF)

    Other Requirement(s)
    • One reference must reflect significant contribution to leadership and clinical practice; there must be one academic reference
    • Minimum five years’ work experience as a Registered Nurse in Canada;
    • Registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario;
    • proof of membership and liability protection with the RNAO (needed for NURS 5400);
    • Statement of intent letter;
    • A portfolio, used to determine significant accomplishments to the nursing profession and exceptional promise to be successful in the graduate program.
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3