Nursing (BScN) - 731

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

NEW for Fall 2022 admission

Students interested in the McMaster Nursing (BScN) program at Mohawk College will submit their application through OUAC (Ontario University Application Centre). Applicants can select McMaster BScN (Mohawk site) from the program listings.

If you have admissions-related questions for Fall 2022 please contact bscnadm [at] mcmaster.ca.

Overview

Program Highlights

  • Collaborative program of Mohawk College, Conestoga 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.

logo of Conestoga College        logo of McMaster university - School of Nursing


Discover the Institute for Applied Health Sciences at McMaster

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:

Explore our many videos, online resources and program options within the Open House Plus website.


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 more about virtual and remote learning and how programs will be delivered.

 

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NEW for Fall 2022 admission

Students interested in the McMaster Nursing (BScN) program at Mohawk College will submit their application through OUAC (Ontario University Application Centre). Applicants can select McMaster BScN (Mohawk site) from the program listings.

If you have admissions-related questions for Fall 2022 please contact bscnadm [at] mcmaster.ca.

 

Admission

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 of 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)
 

logo of Conestoga College        logo of McMaster university - School of Nursing

Tuition and Fees

2021 - 2022 Domestic Tuition and Fees

Description Year 1 (Level 1)
Total Ancillary Fees $1,825.34
Co-op Fees N/A
Mandatory Program Fees $108.00
Domestic Tuition $6,042.60
Total 1st Year Fees $7,975.94

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

Additional Information

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

Opportunities

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

Domestic Canadian Students

Contact Student Recruitment
Haven’t applied yet and have questions?
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Contact Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students

Contact International Student Recruitment
Contact our International Student Recruitment team for information on programs, how to apply, and student life.
Contact International
Email: intl.representatives@mohawkcollege.ca
Phone: 1-905-575-2254
Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

Contact International Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

Accessible Learning Services

Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

Program Coordinators

Level 1 : lindsay.kipp [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Lindsay Kipp)
Level 2 : cynthia.hammond [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Cynthia Hammond)
Level 3 : maurine.parzen [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Maurine Parzen)
Level 4 : priscilla.patterson [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Priscilla Patterson)
RPN-BScN : nancy.sinclair [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Nancy Sinclair)

Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

  • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

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Canadian Domestic Students

 

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