O.S.S.D. with six Grade 12 U/M courses including Grade 12 U English, Biology (SBI4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), and Grade 11 U or M or Grade 12 U Mathematics (one of Functions and Applications (MCF3M), Functions and Relations (MCR3U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U), Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U).
- ENG4U/EAE4U is the preferred English.
- The grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 70-75 percent range) will be determined subject to competition.
- Applicants applying as 'Mature Students' must have Grade 12 U courses (or equivalent) in English, Biology and Chemistry, and Grade 11 U or M or higher Mathematics. The grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 70-75 percent range or higher) will be determined subject to competition.
- Applicants who have been absent from full-time formal education for a period of ten years or longer may be required to repeat prerequisite subjects to ensure currency of knowledge and preparedness for the program.
- Applicants with prior university or college study must present a minimum CGPA of 2.33 (C+) and be considered 'In Good Standing' with no failures in core prerequisite subjects in order to be considered. Higher CGPAs/averages may be required subject to competition.
- Only applications to the first year of the Nursing program will be considered, and consideration is limited to applicants without prior post-secondary studies in Nursing. Advanced standing for students with prior Nursing studies cannot be considered. In addition, RPN diploma holders ineligible for Bridging-to-University programs and applicants who have completed a nursing degree will not be considered for admission.
- Subject to competition, candidates may be required to present averages/grades above the minimum.
Additional Nursing Program Requirements
In accordance with the policy of the program, the Public Hospitals Act, other legislation and the requirements of the practice placement settings, the Practice Requirements Record must be completed in its entirety by a student's health care provider and all supporting documents must be attached. Practice Requirements Record form with full instructions can be obtained from the Central Placement Office (CPO) website.
- Communicable diseases immunization details as specified in the Practice Requirements Record.
- Vulnerable Sector Screening – Police Reference Checks are done to protect clientele who are considered 'vulnerable persons'. A 'clear' police check means that there is currently no police record found for that individual in the jurisdiction surveyed. A 'not clear' police check means that there is a police record found for the individual for an undisclosed reason. Students are required to keep the original vulnerable sector screening – police reference check. It is the placement agency that will make the decision whether or not to accept the student for placement. This agency decision may require the student to self-disclose the particulars of the 'not clear' police check. Students have the right to not disclose the particulars of the 'not clear' police check.
STUDENTS DENIED PLACEMENT BY THE AGENCY ON THE GROUNDS OF A 'NOT CLEAR' POLICE CHECK WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THEIR PRACTICE PLACEMENT AND WILL JEOPARDIZE THEIR PROGRESS IN THE PROGRAM.
International students will need to retain the police clearance document that was used to obtain their study permit.
Students who live in the City of Toronto must obtain an application form from the program site of admission. Students who live in other municipalities or provinces must obtain the application from their local police agency.
- Students are required to be tested and fitted for a respiratory mask. Students will then carry a card with them that indicates the type and model of mask they have been tested for. At time of testing, students must remove facial hair and any clothing covering their face to ensure a proper seal. Likewise, in the event that students are required to wear a mask during their placement, students must remove facial hair and any clothing that covers their face.
- Students are required to obtain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification. Only Healthcare Professional (HCP) level certification will be accepted.
Students who fail to meet the above requirements will not be permitted to begin their nursing practice courses and will be subject to academic penalties.
In addition, all nursing students, in order to practice nursing, must be active participants, working with, and providing care to, diverse populations inclusive of male, female, and transgender individuals. Students who are unable to meet this requirement will jeopardize their progress in the program.
Before undertaking this program, students should be aware that, under the provisions of the Regulated Health Profession and Nursing Acts, to qualify to write the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) registration exams they must:
- Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada or be authorized under the Immigration Act (Canada).
- Not have any criminal convictions including those under the Narcotic Control and Food and Drugs Acts.
- Not have been the subject of proceedings with respect to professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity in another health profession in Ontario, or in nursing in another jurisdiction.
- Not be suffering from a mental or physical disorder which makes it desirable in the public interest that you not practice. (Refer to Requisite Skills and Abilities for Nursing Practice in Ontario fact sheet on the CNO website.)