Nursing (BScN) > Post Diploma
Is It for You?
This program is designed for current nursing professionals and is available through full-time or part-time studies. The challenging curriculum, rewarding clinical placements and opportunity for a work-study program all encourage students to develop analytical approaches within their nursing practices. You will graduate equipped with a deeper understanding of yourself as a nursing professional, as well as how the broader profession integrates within the health-care system.
What You Need to Know
Full Time: Post-Diploma Degree Completion
Part Time: Post-Diploma Degree Completion
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing.
*Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2020 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.
Tuition and Fees 2020/2021
Domestic Fees Range: $7,091 - $7,582
International Fees Range: $28,570 - $29,988
Part-Time Format (One to Eight or More Courses)
Domestic Fees Range: $889 - $5,381
International Fees Range: $3,101 - $23,083
For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.
One of the following criteria must be met:
- Criteria A: Canadian RN Nursing Diploma with a 3.0/B/70% CGPA or higher, and proof of current registration with a provincial or territorial regulatory body, or eligibility for registration in Ontario.
- Criteria B: Practical Nursing Diploma from a public Ontario College and Ryerson approved bridging program, each with a 3.0/B/70% CGPA or higher and no repeated courses or failures. (Effective fall 2017: The bridging program must be completed within the past five academic years.), and proof of eligibility for registration as a Registered Practical Nurse in Ontario
- Criteria C: International nursing studies with good academic standing, AND one of the following:
A Ryerson approved bridging program with a 3.0/B/70% CGPA or higher and no repeated courses or failures (effective fall 2017, the bridging program must be completed within the past five academic years).
Proof of current registration with a provincial or territorial regulatory body, or eligibility for registration in Ontario
- Mature Student Guidelines do not apply.
- Further details on the proof of eligibility for registration requirements are available in the Admission Information section of the Academic Calendar
Candidates must also submit:
- Academic transcripts including promotion/graduation status from all nursing and other post-secondary level studies, indicating specific courses and grades.
- Photocopy of current Ontario Certificate of Registration or proof of eligibility for the same.
Write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and apply for registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario to become a Registered Nurse if you didn’t previously hold this qualification. Pursue opportunities in acute, chronic or long-term care hospitals and institutions; clinics and community health organizations; public health, education, research, occupational health; nursing administration, management and leadership. You may work as a Registered Nurse, harm reduction peer worker, patient education specialist, public health nurse or mental health worker. You may also choose to pursue a master’s degree in nursing from Ryerson or other universities.
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