Nursing: Second Entry

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BScN
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York developed the full-time second-entry BScN program in response to an increasing demand for nursing programs which build on prior university learning. It is available to students who have completed a minimum of 60 credits towards any university degree and who meet the program prerequisites. By studying in the concentrated and continuous six semester program, students can complete their BScN in two calendar years. Check the full list of course equivalencies (PDF) identified to date.

As with other programs in the School of Nursing, the second-entry program reflects a unique teaching approach that focuses on cultivating human relationships. This patient-centred approach answers a growing demand for health care services and practitioners that respect patients' values and choices about health and quality of life. It recognizes that every patient has a personal story. We encourage you to question and critical think about conventional assumptions and practices and help you gain the insights and skills that will prepare you to contribute to the evolution of health care in Canada.

Students complete the full time program in two calendar years and will graduate in the fall after the second summer semester. This is a full time program and there is no part time option available.

First year
Students begin with studies in the areas of wellness and health challenges, assessment skills, professional development and issues, knowledge of nursing, thinking, communicating and relating in the context of nursing, applied pathophysiology, and ethical ways of knowing. In addition, students will also complete courses in biochemistry and pharmacology.

Clinical practice in the first year will help students develop their practical skills throughout the continuum of health experiences that persons may face. They then continue on to examining and enacting client-centred care within the context of caring for individuals and families in their homes and rehabilitative settings Last, students will engage in praxis in complex care settings as persons and families deal with acute and chronic health challenges.

Second year
Students will begin to explore additional layers of complexity in nursing practice with courses focusing on nursing research and inquiry, advanced professional issues, nursing in a global context and nurses as leaders of change.

Clinical praxis will focus on partnering with and integrating client-centredness in community settings. Student will continue with the exploration of nursing in the context of human vulnerability and diversity. In preparation for independent practice after graduating, students will undertake 12 continuous weeks of clinical practice that offers them the opportunity to integrate learning from all nursing courses and engage in deliberate praxis.

Transfer credit
Transfer credits are not awarded for nursing courses completed prior to your admission. Students enrolled in another BScN program at York are not permitted to transfer into the second-entry degree program.

How to apply

If you have never attended York University, apply through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC).
Current York students interested in this program should contact Nursing at degree2@yorku.ca.

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.

Possible Career Paths

Explore what you can do with your degree
  • community health nurse
  • primary health care provider
  • healthcare manager
  • public healthcare provider
  • global health care provider

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Requirements for admission:
  • A minimum of 60 credits at a recognized university
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  • A minimum of 60 credits at a recognized university
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  • A minimum of 60 credits at a recognized university
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    To be considered a mature student, you must:
  • Be at least 20 years old by the end of the calendar year of admission to the University
  • Have been out of full-time high school studies for at least two years or have returned to upgrade after a two year absence
  • Have attempted less than one full year of studies at an accredited university or college
  • Have demonstrated potential for success through academic, professional or volunteer activities and other accomplishments
  • A minimum of 60 credits at a recognized university
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    Requirements for admission:
  • Completion of at least 60 credits at a recognized university prior to admission
  • Overall average of 3.0 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent) and a 3.3 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent) in the last year of study (or last 30 credits)
  • The 60 credits must include the following:
  • 6.0 credits in Psychology* (Psychology Statistics and Research Methods do not fulfill this requirement)
  • 6.0 credits in Human Anatomy and Physiology, OR 3.0 credits in Human Anatomy and 3.0 credits in Human Physiology
  • 3.0 credits in Statistics
  • 3.0 credits in Philosophy
  • 3.0 credits in Microbiology
  • 3.0 credits in Humanities (e.g. English, arts, history, literature, religion, philosophy, classics, drama)
  • 9.0 credits at the 3000 (3rd year) level
  • Note: Each prerequisite course must be completed with a grade of B or better.

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    Requirements for admission:
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    Requirements for admission:
  • A minimum of 60 credits at a recognized university
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    Ontario Secondary School (Mature Applicants from Ontario)
    Requirements for admission:
  • A minimum of 60 credits at a recognized university
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    BScN, Second EntryFaculty of Health

    Course Requirements: 
    Requirements for admission:
  • A minimum of 60 credits at a recognized university