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Undergraduate Nursing Program

Program at a Glance

  • 4 years (September to April)
  • Can complete at McMaster, Mohawk or Conestoga
  • Courses include clinical placement, community health, anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, pathophysiology, problem-based learning, etc.
  • Skills you will learn: injections, medication administration, dressing change, IV medication, communication, suture/staple removal, assessment, CPR, and much more

Please see the School of Nursing Website for more information:

How to Apply

Apply to McMaster’s BScN Program through the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC):

Admission Requirements

Applicants directly from Ontario Secondary Schools

  • At least 6 grade 12 U/M level courses, including:
  • English U
  • One advanced Functions U, or Mathematics or Data Management U, Calculus and Vectors U
  • Biology U
  • Chemistry U
  • Two additional Grade 12 U or M courses to total six

Applicants from other provinces and countries must achieve the equivalent to the qualifications listed above in their secondary school graduation year.

Indigenous Applicants

With an understanding that Indigenous learners can face specific barriers or challenges when pursuing higher education, schools and programs within McMaster’s Faculty of Health Sciences have facilitated admissions streams for applicants with Indigenous North American (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) ancestry. This process is intended to provide equitable access to Indigenous applicants and aligns with the intent of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action.

In alignment with the Faculty of Health Sciences Facilitated Indigenous Admissions Program (FIAP), applicants wishing to apply through McMaster’s FIAP need to complete the supplementary self-identification application in addition to McMaster University and program specific application processes.

The FIAP self-identification application is submitted to McMaster’s Indigenous Health Task Force (IHTF) through the Indigenous Students Health Sciences (ISHS) Office by February 1st, 2021.

To encourage and support Indigenous applicants, the School of Nursing has 5% reserved seats for Indigenous students in all BScN streams, who have successfully completed the program’s admission requirements. For further information on the FHS Facilitated Indigenous Admissions Program (FIAP), click on the link