Nursing: Collaborative (York-Seneca-Georgian)
Congratulations to the Graduate Program in Nursing on its 10th anniversary. Celebrating 10 years of educating the leaders, educators and advanced nurse practitioners of tomorrow!
York's Collaborative Nursing program educates nurses using a blend of theory and practice. You will acquire critical thinking and research skills as well as gain extensive practicum and clinical experience – York Collaborative Nursing students complete more than 1500 hours of clinical experience through their placements in each year of the program. The combination of in-class discussions, laboratory and classroom simulations, and clinical placements will help you develop a high degree of theoretical, practical and philosophical knowledge around human caring. Through this methodology you will learn to practice nursing using a holistic approach towards individuals, families and communities.
Students in this innovative and exciting four-year collaborative degree program will select one of our collaborative partner sites for the first two years of their degree followed by years three and four at York University. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree from York and will be eligible to write the certification examinations from the College of Nurses of Ontario in order to become a Registered Nurse.
To be eligible for admission to this program:
- Make sure you meet our minimum admission requirements.
- Submit your application through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC).
- Submit all supporting documentation and language proficiency test results (if required) to York's Office of Admissions.
- If you are a current York student wishing to transfer to the Collaborative Nursing (BScN) program, please complete the York online application by the deadline. Be sure to include all required supporting documentation.
The School of Nursing focuses on the theoretical, scientific and philosophical knowledge of human caring. The innovative person-centric approach to teaching at York University's School of Nursing develops the future leaders in Canada's health care system, preparing them for careers as nurses in hospitals, community health and other organizations, public health promotion leaders, nursing practice leaders, and health care managers or educators.
As a graduate of the School of Nursing at York, you will be well qualified in a wide range of nursing areas including institutional and community settings, public health promotion, education and program development in the rapidly growing health services and management sector. The program offers the building blocks that will prepare you to assume roles as practice leader, educator and/or manager.
Opportunities for students
Apply your classroom learning through hands-on experiential education in our Nursing Simulation Centre , Nursing Skills Lab and Computer Simulation Lab.
Learn from leading researchers in the field, such as Dr. Pat Armstrong, Canada Research Chair in Health Services & Nursing Research.
Get involved in the community at the TD Community Engagement Centre (TDCEC). The TDCEC established an opportunity for nursing students to contact area residents and provide them with support while appealing Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) decisions. As a participant in this program you will work with residents to create a strong appeal, work with agency partners to connect residents to other relevant services and provide advocacy for the residents throughout the appeal process.
Work with your classmates to create engaging presentations on various issues relating to your coursework, such as patient care and chronic illness in children.
Possible Career Paths Include:
- Registered Nurse
- Home healthcare
- Primary healthcare
- Public health
- Hospital tertiary care
- Long-term care
- Global health care
Not eligible to apply to this program? You may be interested in other Nursing programs at York.
You are required to provide official evidence of academic achievement in secondary education. This can be demonstrated through:
- Final grades under the Ontario curriculum (obtained through correspondence, night school or through TVO)
- Credentials through other curricula, such as results from Advanced Placement (AP) or Advanced-level courses in the General Certificate of Education (Gene). (Students may register to sit for the AP and GCE examinations as private candidates.)
In the absence of final grades in courses:
- You must submit the results of standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum of 550 (Reading) and 550 (Math) or a composite American College Testing (ACT) score of 24.
- Your application will be reviewed by an admissions sub-committee. If admitted, you will not be eligible for entrance scholarships. You will be considered for continuing student scholarships at the end of your first year of study, if you satisfy those criteria.
We are adding to our database of admission requirements by country. Please check back in October for additional admission requirements by country. General requirements are currently available by country — note that program-specific requirements may apply in addition to general requirements.