Nursing (BScN) - 731

Degree
Four years or more
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Prepare to practice in a wide variety of health care settings while promoting nursing as a caring, client-centred, scientifically-based profession.

For Fall 2024 admission 

Individuals interested in the McMaster Nursing (BScN) program at Mohawk College will submit their application through OUAC (Ontario University Application Centre). Applicants will select: Nursing – BScN (Mohawk) Program Code: MNM to make an application to the Mohawk site.

 

Deadlines:

Current Ontario High School Students: January 15, 2024 (Current Ontario High School Students) 
Deadlines for Canadian or International applicants not currently attending an Ontario high school: February 1, 2024 (Not Current Ontario High School Students)

Please refer to the following website for updated deadlines: Ontario University Application Centre Deadlines
If you have admissions-related questions please contact bscnadm [at] mcmaster.ca (bscnadm[at]mcmaster[dot]ca).

 

Overview

Program Highlights

  • Collaborative program of Mohawk College and McMaster University. You may choose to attend one of the three sites and graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree from McMaster University.
  • The Collaborative BScN program is unique in that it utilizes a problem-based learning (PBL) approach which involves small-group, self-directed learning that emphasizes interpersonal skills, independent learning, and leadership qualities. The study of nursing, the physiological, psychological and social sciences, and the humanities are interrelated and span the entire program.
  • Upon graduation, students wishing to engage in the professional practice of nursing and use the title Registered Nurse are subject to qualifying examinations and other requirements by the licensing body, the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).
  • For further information about the program please review BSCN Basic Stream at McMaster's website.
  • To learn about the Facilitated Indigenous Admissions Program (FIAP), please visit the Facilitated Admissions Self-Identification webpage.

The BScN Program at Mohawk College is approved by the College of Nurses of Ontario. Current graduates from this program are eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse in Ontario.

 

What you'll learn

  • How to provide person-centred, holistic nursing care across the life span.
  • How to gather and critically evaluate research to promote critical thinking and to provide evidence-based practice.
  • Develop skills needed to work in an interdisciplinary health care team environment.
  • Develop competencies that meet the Registered Nurses Entry to Practice Standards (PDF) as required by the College of Nurses of Ontario.

Program Length

4 academic years (academic and clinical experiences)

View the Exceptions Calendar for start dates and semester break information.

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The Institute for Applied Health Sciences (IAHS) is located in West Hamilton on the McMaster campus. The IAHS campus is where the majority (but not all) of our health programs are taught. Learn more about the IAHS:

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We’re here for you to support applications and admissions by providing online and virtual service.

 

Applied and have questions?
The admissions team is available to help, you can contact them via Admissions or by phone at 1-844-767-6871.

 

Haven’t applied and need help?
Contact us or phone 905-575-2460.


Program delivery

Learn about program delivery terms.

 

Please note: in-person, virtual, and hybrid classes vary according to the program and some programs may be in-person only. Refer to the Program Overview for more information.

 

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Admission

For Fall 2024 admission 

Individuals interested in the McMaster Nursing (BScN) program at Mohawk College will submit their application through OUAC (Ontario University Application Centre). Applicants will select: Nursing – BScN (Mohawk) Program Code: MNM to make an application to the Mohawk site.

 

Deadlines:

Current Ontario High School Students: January 15, 2024 (Current Ontario High School Students) 
Deadlines for Canadian or International applicants not currently attending an Ontario high school: February 1, 2024 (Not Current Ontario High School Students)

Please refer to the following website for updated deadlines: Ontario University Application Centre Deadlines
If you have admissions-related questions please contact bscnadm [at] mcmaster.ca (bscnadm[at]mcmaster[dot]ca).

 

McMaster University Admission Requirements

Completion of the OSSD Curriculum and 6 grade 12 U or M courses including:

  • ENG4U
  • SBI4U
  • SCH4U
  • One of MHF4U, MCV4U, MDM4U
  • Two additional grade 12 U or M courses to total six courses

For all other pathways (Applications from Pre-Health Sciences and Applicants with other Qualifications) please review the McMaster website for detailed admission requirements. 

CASPer™ Test

Please note that you must apply via the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC)

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Tuition and Fees

2022 - 2023 Domestic Tuition and Fees

DescriptionYear 1 (Level 1)
Total Ancillary Fees$1,868.64
Co-op FeesN/A
Mandatory Program Fees$108.00
Domestic Tuition$8,019.24
Total 1st Year Fees$8,019.24

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

Additional Information

Financial Assistance

When it comes to paying for your education, investing in your future can be more affordable than you think. A Mohawk education is one of the most cost-effective means of acquiring the skills and knowledge you need to have a prosperous and rewarding career. 

As you start on your chosen career path, it's important to have a realistic set of expectations regarding the expenses associated with attending college. In addition to your tuition fees, you will also need to budget for books, supplies, housing, and other related living expenses. You may be able to supplement your income and savings with scholarships, bursaries, or loans. It pays to do some research into what types of financial assistance you may qualify for.

Available Financial Assistance Resources:

Apply for Awards:

By submitting a Scholarships and Bursaries Application every semester, students have access to over $3 million in Mohawk College scholarships, bursaries and Ministry-partnered funding to help meet their financial needs.

Financial Literacy and Money Coaching:

Whether saving for school, sticking to a budget, or planning for a major purchase, financial literacy affects us all. That's why Mo' Money is committed to helping our students improve their money skills and become more confident with their money.

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.

Experiential Learning

How you’ll gain skills

Pre-clinical requirements

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.

To be eligible for field/clinical placement, you must not have been convicted of any offence for which you have not been pardoned. If your Police Check is 'not clear', your acceptance and suitability for placement is at the discretion of the agency. Mohawk College cannot guarantee placement changes if refused by the agency.

Clinical placements

Students are responsible for their own travel and costs to clinical placements. Clinical placements may occur at locations that are not accessible by public transit. Students should expect to either have access to a car or the ability to supply their own transportation when attending clinical placements in our catchment area that includes Hamilton, Brantford, Halton, Niagara, Norfolk and surrounding regions.

To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning. 

Learning Outcomes

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 Colleges and Universities (MCU) 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.

Career Opportunities

Your future career options

  • Registered Nurse

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).

Where you can work

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Public Health
  • Long-term care Facilities
  • Home Care

Educational Pathways

 

Pathways to Mohawk 

If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.
 

Pathways within Mohawk

If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *

We offer a diverse range of programs to further your studies within Mohawk following completion of this program. * 

This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.


Pathways beyond Mohawk

See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.

Contact us

Admissions for BScN and RPN-BScN is now being administered by McMaster’s Office of the Registrar. Any admission inquiries to RPN and RPN-BScN can be directed to bscnadm [at] mcmaster.ca (bscnadm[at]mcmaster[dot]ca)

Program Coordinators

Level 1 : lindsay.kipp [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Lindsay Kipp)
Level 2 : cynthia.hammond [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Cynthia Hammond)
Level 3 : john-stephen.pilla [at] mohawkcollege.ca (John Pilla)
Level 4 : tracy.lickers [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Tracy Lickers)
Community Health Coordinator : nina.cavey [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Nina Cavey)

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