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.
Upcoming Sessional Dates
OUAC Application portal closes
Starts: January 15, 2024
Deadline to submit Bloomberg Nursing Supplementary Application
Starts: February 1, 2024
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 email@example.com 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-Facism 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
- 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
Nursing Supplementary Application
Why do you want to study nursing?
Applicants are required to provide the following:
Personal Statement (Required)
Leadership and Community Involvement (Required)
Significant Accomplishments and/or Unique Lived Experiences (Optional)
Employment History (Optional)
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.
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.