How to Apply

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • At least two years of study from a recognized university undergraduate program, equivalent to 10.0 U of T credits.

  • Minimum of 4.0 credits must be above the 100/first year level of study

  • At least a B average (approximately 75 per cent or 3.0 on a 4.0 GPA scale) in your most recent 5.0 credits. Note: your entire university level academic record will be considered when your application is reviewed).

*The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is highly competitive, meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Prerequisite Requirements

Prerequisite courses must be completed at the university level with a grade of at least 60 per cent or C – and cannot be designated as credit/no credit (CR/NCR) or pass/fail (P/F). In exceptional circumstances, the CR/NCR or P/F course may be accepted with appropriate approval. Please contact for more information.

  • Applicants are required to upload either a course outline from the course instructor OR a brief course description from the course calendar via the Bloomberg Nursing Supplementary Application portal. Applications submitted without this supporting documentation are incomplete and will not be considered.
  • All prerequisite courses must be completed by June 30. You may submit transcripts confirming enrolment in prerequisite courses that are pending completion of grades.
  • Transcripts with final grades for prerequisite courses must be uploaded to the Bloomberg Nursing Supplementary Application portal by the application deadline.
  • If you have completed additional courses that may fulfill a given prerequisite, select the most recent course(s) and/or the course(s) with the highest grade.

Applications missing documentation will not be considered for admission.

Prerequisite Course Requirements

Note for the September 2025 BScN Intake:

*Please be aware that we anticipate that completion of a 0.5 credit course in microbiology will be a prerequisite for the BScN program for the September 2025 intake and onward. Applications for September 2025 intake will open in the Fall of 2024. This anticipated change will not impact students applying for the September 2024 intake.

  • A standard 1.0 credit (full course) course usually starts in September and ends in April.
  • A standard 0.5 credit (half course) course usually starts in September and ends in December or starts in January and ends in April.
  • Two 0.5 credit (half course) equals 1.0 full credit.
  • 1.0 credit in Human Physiology OR 0.5 credit in Human Physiology + 0.5 credit in Human Anatomy. Students will be best prepared for the BScN program if their 1.0 Human Physiology course(s) cover the following topics: Neurological System, Endocrine System, Cardiovascular System, Respiratory System, Digestive System, Reproductive System, Renal System, Musculoskeletal System, and Hepatic System.
  • 0.5 credit in Statistics. Introductory statistics courses that include descriptive and/or inferential statistics will be accepted. Quantitative research courses are generally not accepted.
  • 1.0 credit in Life Sciences or Physical Sciences. Examples include: Anatomy, Biology, Immunology, Pathology, Psychology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Physics. Out of 1.0 credit in Life Sciences or Physical Sciences, only 0.5 credit can be in Psychology.
  • 1.0 credit in Social Sciences. Examples include: Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Gender Studies, Gerontology, Disability Studies, Anti-Fascism Studies, Ethics. Out of 1.0 credit in Social Sciences, only 0.5 credit can be in Psychology.
  • 1.0 credit in Humanities. Examples include: Classics, English, History, Literature, Religion, and Philosophy. Introductory language courses that focus on grammar, vocabulary building, and everyday usage are usually not considered. Acceptable prerequisite courses in humanities should focus on the writing, reading and critical thinking in the humanities.

For September 2025 applicants

0.5 credit in Microbiology covers the following topics:

  • Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Eukaryotic Microbes
  • Control of Microbial Growth
  • Microbial Classification and Identification
  • Antimicrobial Drugs and Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Epidemiology and Disease Transmission
  • Immunity and Vaccines
  • Principles of Pathogenesis
  • Microbiota

Nursing Supplementary Application

Why do you want to study nursing?

Applicants are required to provide the following:

Personal Statement (Required)

  • Please provide a personal statement that answers the question “Why are you a great candidate for the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing program?” Your statement should include examples that relate to the additional questions below. Applicants are also encouraged to consider the Faculty’s vision, mission and values when responding to the statement question. [400 words]
  • Outline your skills, strengths, and interests that you have that will help you excel in our program.
  • Reflecting on your understanding of the nursing discipline, what academic, personal, and/or work experiences will help position you for a successful nursing career?

Leadership and Community Involvement (Required)

  • Describe activities or roles (formal or informal) that you feel demonstrate your leadership potential and/or have positively impacted others that may not be captured on a CV. High school activities are not eligible for consideration.

Significant Accomplishments and/or Unique Lived Experiences (Optional)

  • Tell us about unique accomplishments (e.g., publications, research team membership, presentations, awards), or lived experiences that you feel are important for the Admissions Committee to consider in assessing your application. This might include experiences that have shaped your view of the importance of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the BScN program and the nursing profession.

Employment History (Optional)

  • Outline employment history by indicating the job title, the name of the employer, the employment period and relevance to the BScN program or the nursing profession for each position.

Additional Information

  • You may also include information that you believe the Admissions Committee should consider, (e.g., obstacles or extenuating circumstances that have affected the applicants GPA).

There is no model answer or format for the personal statement. The Admissions Committee will look for engaging responses about an applicant’s perspective on nursing and health care. Please be original.

Additional Requirements

English Facility Requirements

If English is not your first language, please review the University of Toronto’s English Facility Requirements.

Requisite Skills and Abilities for Nursing Practice in Ontario

Please review College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) Requisite Skills and Abilities for nursing practice in Ontario prior to application.

Essential Requirements for Study in Baccalaureate Nursing Programs in Ontario 

Applicants should review the College of Nurses of Ontario Essential Requirements for Study in Baccalaureate Nursing Programs in Ontario prior to application.