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BScN: Nursing Collaborative Degree Program - Ryerson University, Centennial College, George Brown College

Preparation for September

Information specific to the college site you have confirmed to can be found in the publications posted below. It is extremely important you read this information so that you are familiar with the policies and procedures of your college site.

Centennial College - Approval GuidePDF

George Brown College - Approval GuidePDF

Request RESP Verification of Enrolment (if applicable)

If you have a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), you may be required to confirm your enrolment at Ryerson in order to access your savings. Ryerson provides a standardized Verification of Enrolment that contains all information required by financial institutions and is accepted in lieu of their forms. Note that Ryerson does not accept or complete company forms.

If you are a new first-year student, you can request your Verification of Enrolment by submitting a completed RESP Verification of Enrolment Request form, along with payment, to Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment. Your verification of enrolment will be released when you meet your conditions (if applicable) and receive a clear offer of admission.

More Information:
Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment
When: After you have cleared the conditions on your Offer of Admission

Apply for Financial Assistance (OSAP)

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) provides financial assistance through student loans and grants funded by the federal and provincial governments to students enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies.

Note: You must indicate the name of the college site you will be attending (Centennial or George Brown College) or your funds will not be released to you come September.

To avoid delays in receiving your assessment and funds, you must:

  • June: Apply online on the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities OSAP website.
  • Mid-July: Submit all supporting documentation and signature pages by uploading your documentation to your OSAP portal.
  • By end of August: Enrol in course load as reported on your OSAP application. See Enrol in Courses for details.

Check your application status on the OSAP website. If successful, your funds will be deposited into your college site account or your bank account starting after the first day of class. See Enrolment and Fees for information on how your OSAP application affects the payment of your tuition and fees.

Practice Requirements Record, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Level HCP and Standard First Aid

In accordance with the policy of the Collaborative Nursing Degree program, in compliance with the Public Hospitals Act and other legislation, and to meet the requirements of the nursing practice placement settings utilized by the program, the Practice Requirements Record must be completed in its entirety by your health-care provider (HCP). In addition, you are responsible for obtaining CPR-Level C for Health Care Providers (HCPs) certification. Standard First Aid is also recommended, but not required.

The completion of all aforementioned documentation and annual updating of the Practice Requirements Record is your responsibility for the duration of your studies within the Collaborative Nursing Degree program. The completed Practice Requirements Record must be presented to your college site contact by November 7th, 2017. Refer to the appropriate link provided below for further instructions.

Centennial College - Practice Requirements InformationPDF

George Brown College - Practice Requirements Information PDF

Vulnerable Sector Police Check

Upon admission, you will require yearly, 'clear' vulnerable sector police checks in order to be registered in the practice courses of the curriculum.  In some cases, students may be required to renew their vulnerable sector police check more frequently, at the discretion of the placement site. You are responsible to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Police Check application form and cover the necessary cost for the police checks. If you reside in the Toronto region (areas in which your postal code begins with ‘M’), you must come to your admitted site to complete the consent form. Please bring valid identification information with you (e.g., driver’s license). Cost will vary, and you need to retain your receipt. Please note that the Toronto Police Services may take up to 12 weeks to process your police check. Information about the Toronto Police Check Reference Program is available on their website:

If you live in other municipalities (e.g., Peel or York region) please go to your police headquarters.

Please attach the original copy of your police check to your Practice Requirements Record.

Submit your vulnerable sector police check as soon as you receive it. All BScN students are required to obtain a yearly vulnerable sector police check. As it may takes a long time for the police checks to be processed, it is advised that you begin the process immediately.

Centennial College
Kiruththiga Sures
Placement Requirement Office
School of Community and Health Studies

416-289-5000, ext. 8122

George Brown College
Suzette Martinuzzi
Pre Placement Health Services
Human Resources: Health & Safety
Waterfront Campus

416-415-5000, ext. 3415

If you are applying as an international student, you will need to retain a copy of the police clearance that is done at the time of your study permit application. 

Nursing Practice and Mask Fitting

All nursing students must be mask fitted in their first and third years of the program with a certified safety respirator mask for infection control purposes. The cards must clearly state the mask type (model) and size. The mask must attain a proper seal to be effective. This requires that students must remove all facial hair and any clothing that restricts access to their full face at the time of fitting and at any time during a clinical placement when students may be required by the placement setting to wear their masks. 

Placement ID and School Uniform

Prior to entering into clinical practice, all students will be required to purchase the school uniform (scrubs) during the fall term. Collaborative placement photo ID badges will also be obtained during the first term of study. Further details will be provided at a later date.

Transfer Credit

Request for transfer credit must be done through Ryerson University.  Please visit the link provided below for further details and instruction:

Library Access at Ryerson University

If you wish to use the Ryerson library, you must present your home site photo I.D./library card at the library circulation desk. You must be in good standing with your home institution library and have registered with that library. Completion of an application for 'direct borrower' or 'collaborative borrower' privileges is required. There is no charge for this service.

Each institution will have its own rules regarding the number and types of items than can be borrowed. You must adhere to all rules and policies of the library from which you wish to borrow. No reference or reserve items may be borrowed. As a 'direct' or 'collaborative' borrower, you do not have access to electronic databases belonging to other institutions, nor are you eligible to use the Internet or email at that institution.


View or download the Collaborative Nursing Program Brochure pdf


Undergraduate Admissions, Ryerson University
Toronto, ON | 416-979-5036 |

Office of Admissions, Centennial College
Scarborough, ON | 416-289-5300 |

Office of Admissions, George Brown College
Toronto, ON | 416-415-2000 |