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.

 
 
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.

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