Nursing Admission Criteria

Nursing Admission Criteria

The Department of Nursing offers students the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Science Nursing (BScN) four-year honours program, professional development, and professional upgrading.

IMPORTANT ADMISSIONS UPDATE: Effective for Fall 2017 entry, Nursing applicants will be required to present one 4U Mathematics (min. 75%) prerequisite in addition to the English 4U, Chemistry 4U and Biology 4U. 
 

IMPORTANT ADMISSIONS UPDATE: Effective immediately.

Current Brock Students Applying for a Change of Major to the Brock Nursing Program Brock graduates Applying to the Brock Nursing Program as a Second Degree
Nursing is a highly competitive professional program with limited space. In order to ensure applicants are assessed equally, current Brock University students seeking a change of major, as well as second degree applicants wishing to apply to the BSc Honours Nursing program should do so via the 105D OUAC application (ouac.on.ca). Admission is not guaranteed by meeting minimum requirements. The following criteria will be used for assessment:

  • One full-time year of study with a minimum 75% overall average. Conditional offers can be made based on one full-time semester of study (2.5 credits).
  • Grade 4U English, 4U Biology and 4U Chemistry, (or equivalents from post-secondary study) each with a minimum 75%
  • Beginning Fall 2017 one 4U mathematics (or equivalent) will also be required

 
BScN Honours - Brock University (full-time only)
Applicants may apply for admission to the four-year BScN Honours program that is offered entirely at the Brock University campus in St. Catharines. Following completion of the degree, students will be eligible to write the certification exam to become a Registered Nurse.

Below are the general guidelines for entry:

Ontario secondary school:

  • anticipated admission average range mid to high 80s
  • Prerequisite subjects: English (ENG4U) (min.75%), Biology (SBI4U) (min.75%), Chemistry (SCH4U) (min.75%).Strongly recommended subject: One 4U mathematics.

Secondary school– out of province:

  • anticipated admission average mid to high 80s
  • Prerequisite subjects: Advanced level grade 12 university preparation courses in English (min.75%), Biology (min.75%), Chemistry (min.75%).Strongly recommended subject: One mathematics.

Pre-Health Certificate:

  • anticipated admission average 90%
  • Prerequisite subjects: English (ENG4U) (min.75%), Biology (SBI4U) (min.75%), Chemistry (SCH4U) (min.75%) or equivalent advanced level** college courses. Strongly recommended subject: One 4U mathematics or equivalent.

Two or three-year college diploma:

  • anticipated admission average 80%
  • Prerequisite subjects: English (ENG4U) (min.75%), Biology (SBI4U) (min.75%), Chemistry (SCH4U) (min.75%) or equivalent advanced level** college courses. Strongly recommended subject: One 4U mathematics or equivalent.

Minimum one complete year of degree study:

  • anticipated admission average 75%
  • Prerequisite subjects: English (ENG4U) (min.75%), Biology (SBI4U) (min.75%), Chemistry (SCH4U) (min.75%) or equivalent advanced level** university courses. Strongly recommended subject: One 4U mathematics or equivalent.

**To be determined by the Admissions Office.

OUAC 105 applicants only: Enrolment in the BscNursing program is highly limited and admission is based on a first-come, first-serve basis until spaces are filled. A decision will not be made until all required documents and grades are submitted. Out of province secondary school and Pre-health Certificate applicants must arrange to have first-semester finals sent as soon as they are available.

Due to the specialized nature of the Brock University BSc Nursing program, second degree applicants, as well as university and college transfer applicants should note that transfer credit is very limited and not guaranteed. Successful transfer applicants, regardless of past post-secondary studies, should expect to begin year-one studies in order to fulfill the unique requirements (such as practicum placements) of the Brock Nursing program.
 

Bachelor of Science Honours Nursing - Brock University/Loyalist College Collaborative (full-time only)
Applicants may apply for admission to the four-year BScN Honours program offered in collaboration with Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario. The first two years are completed at Loyalist College and the final two years at Brock University. Following completion of the degree, students will be eligible to write the certification exam to become a Registered Nurse.

Prospective applicants should refer to www.loyalistcollege.com for admissions criteria information.