Program Information

School: McMaster University
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Description: McMaster?s Basic (A) Stream program is unique in that it emphasizes person-​centered learning within a problem-based approach, uses tutorial classes, and facilitates self-directed learning. The curriculum is designed so that the study of nursing; the humanities; and the physiological, psychological and social sciences are interrelated and threaded throughout the 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).

URL: Nursing at McMaster University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $31,433

Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.

Enrolment #: 100
Careers: Head Nurses and Supervisors,Nurses (RNs)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 85
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions  or  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors  or  Grade12 Mathematics of Data Management 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 

Applicants are required to have At least six Grade 12 U/M level courses, including: ENG4U; one of: MHF4U, MCV4U, MDM4U; SBI4U; and SCH4U.

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]

Students who have been asked to meet McMaster’s English Language Proficiency requirement must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving the minimum requirements as specified by McMaster: IELTS: 6.5, CAE: 176, PTE: 60, CAEL: 70, MELAB: 85, TOEFL (iBT): 86