Program Information

School: Conestoga College
Faculty: Doon Campus
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Description: This degree program of study for Diploma Registered Practical Nurses prepares students for the challenges and opportunities of practice as Registered Nurses. Students enter the McMaster-Mohawk-Conestoga BScN program in year two, building on the foundational knowledge and skills acquired in their diploma nursing programs. Students are integrated into the BScN program through classroom and clinical learning experiences designed to expand their nursing knowledge while supporting their transition to a problem-based learning curriculum. In addition to providing a solid scientific nursing base, this degree program emphasizes problem solving, team skills, critical thinking, research informed practice, and leadership competencies. The curriculum is planned for three academic years of full-time study. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded the BScN degree by McMaster University.
URL: Diploma Registered Practical Nurse to B.Sc.N. (McMaster) at Conestoga College
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

Cost per year is for the 2018-2019 academic year. International fees are currently unavailable; please check back at a later time.

Careers: Head Nurses and Supervisors,Nurses (RNs)

Admission Requirements

Additional Admission Requirements:

    – Applicants must provide evidence of registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario; newly graduated applicants must have written the Practical Nurses Registration Examinations by June 30th of the year of application and all applicants must provide evidence of successful registration with the College of Nurses by August 15 of the same year.

    – A diploma in practical nursing (two-year program) from an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology, or equivalent, with a minimum overall average of 75% or higher. (Higher averages are often required for admission due to competition for available spaces in the program.) Applicants who have satisfactorily completed a diploma practical nurse program but who have not achieved the required cumulative average may become academically eligible by completing at least twelve units (two full-courses or four half-courses) of university degree credit with a cumulative average of at least B (75%). This work can be in any subject area and will be used for transfer credit once the applicant is admitted to the Post-Diploma Practical Nurse to B.Sc.N. program. Note: Applicants who possess a certificate in practical nursing should seek upgrading to diploma practical nurse at a College of Applied Arts and Technology