Nursing (BScN) - 731
BScN is now the minimum requirement for nursing registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario in order to practice as a registered nurse (RN).
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- Prepare for a career as a Registered Nurse
- Nursing curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from McMaster University
- Develop nursing skills through a caring, client-centred scientifically-based learning model
- Explore nursing through problem-based, small group, and self-directed learning models
Registration to Practice Nursing
Upon receiving the BScN degree from McMaster University, graduates are eligible to write the NCLEX-RN exam which is administered by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).
Minimum requirements for admission to the Nursing (BScN) Degree Program
This is a limited enrolment program. Possession of the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants to this program may be required to complete standardized testing in addition to published admission requirements. A fee may apply.
For competitive programs (the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of available places), selection will be based on the average of the highest senior level final grades in the required courses that are available at the time of ranking.
CASPer™ Test - Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics
All applicants to the Nursing (BScN) program, at Mohawk College are required to complete a mandatory online 90 minute computer-based test (CASPer™), to assist with our selection process. Successful completion of CASPer™ is mandatory in order to maintain admission eligibility. CASPer™ assesses for non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics we believe are important for successful students and graduates of our program and will complement our other applicant screening tools. In implementing CASPer™, we are trying to further enhance fairness and objectivity in our selection process. Please visit the CASPer™ (opens new window).
Final selection is made using a formula that combines academic strength with the score of the CASPer™ assessment.
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All accepted applicants are required to complete certain requirements prior to clinical placement and are responsible for the associated costs. Details about pre-placement requirements will be emailed to you once you accept your offer of admission.
Registered students who have been convicted of an offence under the criminal code for which they have not been pardoned may be denied the opportunity to enter or continue in a clinical placement while in the program.
Note: this is a Competitive Program
Apply before the application end date. Read more about Competitive Programs.
The Nursing (BScN) Degree program can lead to exciting career opportunities
Industries of Employment:
- Staff Nurses in Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Visiting Nursing Agencies and Public Health Departments
- Care Managers for Community Care Access Centres
- Entrepreneurs Owning and Managing a Health Care or Nursing Care Business
- Researchers in Nursing Care, Nurse Education and Health Care
- Educators of Individuals, Families, Communities and Nursing Students
- Registered Nurses
Program of Studies
Course Overview & Descriptions
Program of studies (POS) for the Nursing (BScN) Degree program
All programs include blended learning which integrates both face-to-face learning and online learning in the delivery of a course. Find out more about blended learning.
Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.
In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.