Nursing

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Nursing

The need for leadership and innovation in nursing and health care continues to grow. York’s School of Nursing believes that every patient has a personal story. That’s why our unique client-centered teaching and learning approach respects patients’ values and choices about health and quality of life. At York, teachers and students are partners in a dynamic, collaborative process of discovery. Through dialogue, modeling, practice, reflective thinking and an experiential group process, we create a diverse community of learners that encourages each student to find his or her own voice. We encourage you to question conventional assumptions and practices as you gain the insights and skills to contribute to the future development of Canada’s health care system.

York-Seneca-Georgian Collaborative BScN Program

York's Collaborative Nursing program is a four year Honours degree using a blend of theory and practice. Students progress through the integrated four-year curriculum: the first two years are at one of our College partner sites (at Seneca College or at Georgian College), and the third and fourth years are at the York University Keele Campus.You will acquire critical thinking and research skills as well as gain extensive practicum and clinical experience – York Collaborative Nursing students complete approximately 1400 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. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree and qualify to write the registration exam to become registered nurses with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).

To be eligible for admission to this program:

2nd Entry BScN Program

The 2nd Entry BScN degree is available for students who have already completed a university degree (in any discipline), or have 60 credits (10 full course equivalents in another field of study). The program reflects the growing demand for nursing programs that build on prior university learning. The curriculum is based on the core themes of Health & Healing and Development of Self, as well as a human science approach to teaching, learning and caring for clients and families. The concentrated (and continuous) six semester program runs through the fall, winter and summer, enabling students to complete their BScN in two calendar years. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree and qualify to write the national nursing registration examination.

Post-RN IEN (Internationally Educated Nurses) Program

York helps registered nurses educated outside Canada to re-enter the nursing profession sooner and with greater confidence. York’s program allows students to build on the strengths they already have so they can more quickly obtain the Canadian credentials they need for employment in Ontario. We provide a program specifically designed to enhance the practice of internationally educated nurses to practice safely and competently within the Canadian context. In addition, the program provides professional mentoring opportunities which include support, clinical guidance, and the exploration of career choices. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree in 20 months and qualify to write the national nursing registration examination. Applicants must be residents of Ontario (Landed Immigrant, Canadian Citizen or Convention Refugee).

Opportunities for students

Apply your classroom learning through hands-on experiential education in our Nursing Simulation Centre , Nursing Skills Lab and Computer Simulation Lab.

Work with your classmates to create engaging projects on various issues relating to your coursework, such as needs assessment of individual families and communities

Careers in Nursing

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.

Possible Career Paths Include:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Home healthcare
  • Primary healthcare
  • Public health
  • Hospital tertiary care
  • Long-term care
  • Global health care

For more information about our degree programs, contact York’s School of Nursing at nursing@yorku.ca or at (416) 736-5271.

 


Program Details


Offered By

Faculty of Health

Degrees Offered

BScN

Fall Entry

Yes

Winter Entry

No

Summer Entry

No

Ways to Study

Full-Time

Sample Schedule (First-year)

  • Courses vary by degree program. Visit nursing.info.yorku.ca for course information.

Possible Career Paths

  • hospital tertiary care provider
  • home healthcare provider
  • healthcare manager
  • public healthcare provider
  • long-term care provider
  • community health nurse
  • global health care provider
  • primary health care provider
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Faculty of Health

BScN

Requirements for admission:
  • Alberta High School Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • Senior-level math
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30 or Physics 30
  • And one additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31
    • No prerequisite below 70%
    • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.
      Faculty of Health

      BScN

      Requirements for admission:
    • British Columbia Secondary School Graduation Diploma
    • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
    • Senior-level math
    • Biology 12
    • Chemistry 12 or Physics 12
    • And one additional Grade 12 Academic subjects
      • No prerequisite below 70%
      • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.
        Faculty of Health

        BScN

        Requirements for admission:
      • Baccalauréat Général
      • Terminale math
      • Terminale biology
      • Terminale chemistry or Terminale physics
        • No prerequisite below 11
          • A maximum of 30 possible transferable credits may be granted for successful completion of the Baccalauréat Général. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
          Faculty of Health

          BScN

          Requirements for admission:
        • Successful completion of the final year of senior studies
          • Minimum overall result of “Bien/Buena/Bueno/Good” on all academic courses.
          • Some programs require a higher GPA.
        • Senior-level math
        • Senior-level biology
        • Senior-level chemistry or Senior-level physics
          • No prerequisite below "C"
          • Faculty of Health

            BScN

            Requirements for admission:
          • Diploma with a total of at least six units, including prerequisites, and grades of 1, 2 or 3 in each unit.
            • A minimum overall average of 3 out of 7 is required. Higher grades required for certain programs.
          • 2-unit math
          • 2-unit biology
          • 2-unit chemistry or 2-unit physics
            • No prerequisite below 3
              • CAPE 2-unit courses, with results of 3 or better, are eligible for transfer credit, up to a maximum of 18 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
              Faculty of Health

              BScN

              Requirements for admission:
            • One year of CEGEP
            • 2 semesters of English/anglais
            • Senior-level math
            • Biology 1
            • Chemistry 1 and 2 or Physics 1 and 2
            • And six additional academic courses (high-school equivalent courses not accepted)
              • No prerequisite below 70%
                • Extra courses will be assessed for transfer credit. Applicants with the DEC may be awarded up to one full year of transfer credit.
                To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.
                Faculty of Health

                BScN

                Requirements for admission:
              • Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate
              • Grade 12 math
              • Grade 12 biology
              • Grade 12 chemistry or Grade 12 physics
                • No prerequisite below 80%
                • Faculty of Health

                  BScN

                  Requirements for admission:
                • Lise Diplomasi
                • Senior-level math
                • Senior-level biology
                • Senior-level chemistry or Senior-level physics
                  • No prerequisite below 3.5 or 60%
                  • Faculty of Health

                    BScN

                    Requirements for admission:
                  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examinations
                  • A-level math
                  • A-level biology
                  • A-level chemistry or A-level physics
                    • No prerequisite below "C"
                      • GCE A2 examinations with results of "C" or better, are eligible for transfer credit, up to a maximum of 18 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
                      Faculty of Health

                      BScN

                      Requirements for admission:
                    • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
                    • Twelfth Year math
                    • Twelfth Year biology
                    • Twelfth Year chemistry or Twelfth Year physics
                      • No prerequisite below 3.0
                      • To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the Twelfth Year of senior studies with a minimum overall average of %cutoff.hk%/5.0 required.
                        Faculty of Health

                        BScN

                        Requirements for admission:
                      • International Baccalaureate Diploma
                        • IB Diploma with passes in six subjects: three passes at the Standard-level and three passes at the Higher-level, or two passes at the Standard-level and four passes at the Higher-level
                      • One of the following math subjects
                        • Analysis and Approaches higher-level
                        • Analysis and Approaches standard-level
                        • Applications and Interpretations higher-level
                        • Applications and Interpretations standard-level
                      • Standard or higher-level biology
                      • Standard or higher-level chemistry or Standard or higher-level physics
                        • No prerequisite below 5
                          • Transfer credit is granted for IB courses with Higher-level final grades of 5 or better, to a maximum of 30 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
                          Faculty of Health

                          BScN

                          Requirements for admission:
                        • Completion of one of the following:
                          • All-India Senior School Certificate (AISSCE)
                          • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
                          • Indian School Certificate (ISC)
                          • Intermediate Examination Certificate
                          • Pre-University Examination Certificate
                        • Grade XII math
                        • Grade XII biology
                        • Grade XII chemistry or Grade XII physics
                          • No prerequisite below 55%
                          • Faculty of Health

                            BScN

                            Requirements for admission:
                          • Manitoba High School Diploma
                          • English 40S
                          • Senior-level math
                          • Biology 40S
                          • Chemistry 40S or Physics 40S
                          • And one additional 40S level academic subjects (no more than one at the 40G level)
                            • No prerequisite below 70%
                            • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.
                              Faculty of Health

                              BScN

                              Requirements for admission:
                            • New Brunswick High School Graduation Diploma
                            • English 120, 121 or 122
                            • Senior-level math
                            • Biology 121 or 122
                            • Chemistry 121 or 122 or Physics 121 or 122
                            • And two additional Grade 12 academic subjects (college preparatory 120, 121 or 122)
                              • No prerequisite below 70%
                              • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.
                                Faculty of Health

                                BScN

                                Requirements for admission:
                              • Newfoundland and Labrador High School Graduation Diploma
                              • English 3201
                              • Senior-level math
                              • Biology 3201
                              • Chemistry 3202 or Physics 3204
                              • And three additional credits at the 3000 level
                                • No prerequisite below 70%
                                • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.
                                  Faculty of Health

                                  BScN

                                  Requirements for admission:
                                • Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma
                                • English 12
                                • Senior-level math
                                • Biology 12
                                • Chemistry 12 or Physics 12
                                • And one additional Grade 12 academic subjects (university preparatory academic or advanced)
                                  • No prerequisite below 70%
                                  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.
                                    Faculty of Health

                                    BScN

                                    Requirements for admission:
                                  • Nunavut High School Graduation Diploma
                                  • ELA30-1 or English 30
                                  • Senior-level math
                                  • Biology 30
                                  • Chemistry 30 or Physics 30
                                  • And one additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31
                                    • No prerequisite below 70%
                                    • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.
                                      Faculty of Health

                                      BScN

                                      Requirements for admission:
                                    • Northwest Territories High School Graduation Diploma
                                    • ELA30-1 or English 30
                                    • Senior-level math
                                    • Biology 30
                                    • Chemistry 30 or Physics 30
                                    • And one additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31
                                      • No prerequisite below 70%
                                      • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.
                                        Faculty of Health

                                        BScN

                                        Requirements for admission:
                                      • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
                                      • ENG4U
                                      • 4U math
                                      • SBI4U
                                      • SCH4U or SPH4U
                                      • And two additional 4U or M courses
                                        • No prerequisite below 70%
                                        • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.
                                          OUAC code YHF (Collaborative BScN program with Georgian College)
                                          OUAC code YHG (Collaborative BScN program with Seneca College)
                                          Faculty of Health

                                          BScN

                                          Requirements for admission:
                                        • Completion of a diploma program or at least two full semesters or one year of full-time academic study at an accredited college
                                        • Overall average of 3.3 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
                                        • 4U math*
                                        • SBI4U*
                                        • SCH4U* or SPH4U*
                                        • * Requirement (or equivalent) must have been satisfied within the previous five years
                                        • No prerequisite below 70%
                                        • Faculty of Health

                                          BScN

                                          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
                                        • Requirements for admission:
                                        • 4U math*
                                        • SBI4U*
                                        • SCH4U* or SPH4U*
                                        • * Requirement (or equivalent) must have been satisfied within the previous five years
                                        • No prerequisite below 70%
                                        • Faculty of Health

                                          BScN

                                          Requirements for admission:
                                        • Completion of at least four full-year courses or one year of full-time degree studies at an accredited university
                                        • Overall average of 3.0 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
                                        • 4U math*
                                        • SBI4U*
                                        • SCH4U* or SPH4U*
                                        • * Requirement (or equivalent) must have been satisfied within the previous five years
                                        • No prerequisite below 70%
                                        • Faculty of Health

                                          BScN

                                          Requirements for admission:
                                        • Prince Edward Island Senior Secondary School Diploma
                                        • English 621
                                        • Senior-level math
                                        • Biology 621
                                        • Chemistry 611 or 621 or Physics 621
                                        • And one additional Grade 12 academic subjects (numbered 611 or 621)
                                          • No prerequisite below 70%
                                          • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.
                                            Faculty of Health

                                            BScN

                                            Requirements for admission:
                                          • Quebec Grade 12 Certificate of Graduation
                                          • Grade 12 English
                                          • Senior-level math
                                          • Grade 12 Biology
                                          • Grade 12 Chemistry or Grade 12 Physics
                                          • And two additional academic (university preparation level) subjects
                                            • No prerequisite below 70%
                                            • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.
                                              Faculty of Health

                                              BScN

                                              Requirements for admission:
                                            • Transcript of Secondary Level Achievement
                                            • English A30 and English B30
                                            • Senior-level math
                                            • Biology 30
                                            • Chemistry 30 or Physics 30
                                            • And recommendation(s) below:
                                              • No prerequisite below 70%
                                              • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.
                                                Faculty of Health

                                                BScN

                                                Requirements for admission:
                                              • General Secondary Education Certificate
                                              • Senior-level math
                                              • Senior-level biology
                                              • Senior-level chemistry or Senior-level physics
                                                • No prerequisite below 70%
                                                • Faculty of Health

                                                  BScN

                                                  Requirements for admission:
                                                • High School Diploma
                                                • Senior-level math
                                                • Senior-level biology
                                                • Senior-level chemistry or Senior-level physics
                                                  • No prerequisite below 70%
                                                    • AP College Board examinations are eligible for transfer credit, for results of 4 or 5, up to a maximum of 30 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
                                                    Faculty of Health

                                                    BScN

                                                    Requirements for admission:
                                                  • West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) or National Examinations Council (NECO)
                                                  • Senior-level math
                                                  • Senior-level biology
                                                  • Senior-level chemistry or Senior-level physics
                                                    • No prerequisite below C4
                                                    • Faculty of Health

                                                      BScN

                                                      Requirements for admission:
                                                    • Yukon High School Diploma
                                                    • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
                                                    • Senior-level math
                                                    • Biology 12
                                                    • Chemistry 12 or Physics 12
                                                    • And recommendation(s) below:
                                                      • No prerequisite below 70%
                                                      • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.