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School:McMaster University - Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty:Faculty of Health Sciences
Field of Study:Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Description:More than just a job, nursing is a career that will offer you a wide range of choices and opportunities throughout your working life. Nurses are employed everywhere from hospitals to communities to schools to industries — just to name a few! Make a difference in the lives of others: Become a professional nurse. Take up the opportunities for nursing leadership, team work and the ability to put current high-quality health care research into practice!

The School of Nursing provides high-quality, innovative nursing education in a unique educational setting. Our programs promote nursing as a caring, client-centred, scientifically-based profession. Our goal is to prepare you for practice in a wide variety of health care settings through curricula that are responsive to real world needs. Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc.N.) Program is delivered in partnership with Mohawk College and Conestoga College.

URL:Nursing at McMaster University - Faculty of Health Sciences
Length:4 Year(s)
Careers:Nursing Co-ordinators and SupervisorsHead Nurses and SupervisorsNurses (RNs)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*85

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

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

Applicants Directly from Ontario Secondary Schools are required to have English U; Biology U; Chemistry U; one of Advanced Functions U, Calculus and Vectors U or Mathematics of Data Management U; and two additional Grade 12 U or M courses to total six courses. Applicants must not have attended any post-secondary educational program prior to application.

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]
Application Notes : If you have been asked to meet our English Language Proficiency requirement, you must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving the minimum requirements as specified by McMaster. Acceptable tests of English Language Proficiency and their respective minimum score requirements are as follows: IELTS - 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 on each of the four components (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening); CAE - 176 overall with minimum score of 154 in each component; PTE - 60 overall with minimum score of 60 in Writing and Speaking; CAEL - 70 overall; MELAB - 85 overall (minimum 80 in each of the three required components, minimum 3 in optional speaking component); TOEFL IBT - 86 overall with a minimum score of 20 on each of the four components (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening). Each of these scores are only valid for 2 years. To view exemptions from McMaster’s English proficiency testing requirements, please visit:
Additional Admission Requirements:
    All applicants to the Nursing Program at McMaster University will be required to complete a mandatory online 90-minute computer-based assessment called CASPerTM, as a component of the selection process. Please visit the website for complete details.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 31, 2016