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Admission Requirements

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As of September, 2017, We are no longer accepting new students into the RN-MScN entry


The following admission criteria have been established to enable candidates to successfully meet upper level undergraduate course requirements:

  • Official transcripts from approved college or hospital program
  • Minimum overall grade point average of B+ in approved diploma program (or equivalent)
  • Minimum 5 years work experience as a Registered Nurse in Canada
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Portfolio demostrating significant accomplishments in the nursing profession and exceptional promise to be successful in the graduate program. Portfolio should include evidences such as:
    • Evidence of leadership positions (e.g., peer teaching, management)
    • Chairs of Committee (e.g., Quality Assurance, Best Practice, RNAO Sub-Committees, CNO or ONA Committees)
    • Current CNA certification
    • Evidence of the completion of a writing course
    • Post-diploma certificates
    • Sample of scholarly writing (e.g., a professional paper or recent publication, or academic work)
  • Statement of Intent showing evidence of lifelong l;earning and reflective practice and addressing:
    • Why is this program a fit for you at this point in your career?
    • What qualities will you bring to ensure success in this program?
    • How do you see this degree furthering your professional goals?
  • Proof of membership and liability protection with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario
  • Letters of reference (3), including one academic reference and one which reflects significant contribution to leadership and clinical practice

The application deadline for this alternate admission option is February 22, 2017.


Updated on November 14th, 2017.