New Master Student Checklist

How to prepare for entry to the MN program once you have received an offer of admission:

  • Accept the Offer of Admission
    To accept your offer of admission, complete the reply form included in your offer of admission and upload it in the Applicant Status page. Alternatively, you can email the reply form to connect.nursing@utoronto.ca. Please include the following information:

    • Subject line: MN program offer of admission reply form
    • Include your first and last name and your U of T student/applicant number in the email
  • Access ACORN

    You can access ACORN as soon as you accept your offer of admission. To log in for the first time, you will need your student/applicant number. For more information, visit ACORN Help. We encourage you to explore ACORN, where you will do many important activities including enrol in courses, monitor your student financial account, print your tuition invoice, and obtain tax documents.

  • Pay the Admission Deposit

    • Log in to (ACORN) using your Join ID [PDF link] credentials to pay the $500 non-refundable admission deposit by June 15. If you receive your offer of admission after June 15, you have four weeks from the date of your offer of admission to pay the deposit.
    • Please note that this payment option includes a non-refundable service fee of 2.5%. For more information, visit Student Accounts.
    • It can take 2-3 business days upon receipt of the payment to record the deposit payment in your ACORN account.
    • You can do this by credit card or by returning the Confirmation/Deposit Form along with your certified cheque or money order to the Student Accounts Office (instructions included in your offer of admission).
  • Clear admission condition(s)

    • If you receive a conditional offer of admission, condition(s) will be outlined in your offer letter.
    • It is your responsibility to submit all required official document(s) to satisfy admission condition(s) by the due date indicated in your offer of admission.
    • Failure to satisfy condition(s) will jeopardize your entry to the program. Once your condition is cleared, you will receive notification via applicant status portal.

All official document(s) must be sent electronically directly from your institution to connect.nursing@utoronto.ca. Where electronic document(s) are not available, your institution may mail the document(s) to the following address.

Admission and Recruitment
Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
University of Toronto
155 College Street
Toronto ON M5T 1P8

Upcoming Sessional Dates

HSLA Residency (compulsory, on-campus)

Starts: March 6, 2024

Ends: March 7, 2024

Year 1 NP-PHC Residency

Starts: April 22, 2024

Ends: April 26, 2024

Year 1 NP-Adult Residency

Starts: April 29, 2024

Ends: May 3, 2024

  • Gather your documents for your student preparedness permit

    • A Student Preparedness Permit is a record that confirms you have submitted valid documentation to indicate your readiness to undertake our Nursing educational program, including your police record check, immunization records, CPR certification, etc. The due date to submit documents to our Faculty is August 11, 2023. Find out more about Student Preparedness Permits
    • Students will be given access to Synergy a convenient and secure online system for uploading and storing their documents. Students will be able to book a Electronic File Review (EFR) appointment with the clinical education office.
    • All personal information collected is protected under FIPPA.
  • Immunization

    • All newly admitted students are required to complete immunization forms before entering the MN program. In order to comply with the Public Hospitals Act, other legislation, and to meet the requirements of the students’ nursing practice placement settings, the immunization forms package must be completed in its entirety. Failure to do so can jeopardize your entry to the MN Program.
    • Please refer to MN Immunization Forms for more information. Updated information and full details will be sent to newly admitted students via email.
  • CNO Registration (or CNO equivalent if out of province)

    Each MN student must submit their valid CNO registration number (or equivalent) to Synergy. Each student must re-submit their valid CNO registration number (or equivalent) to Synergy on an annual basis.

  • TCard, UTORid and UTmail+

    • Your TCard is your University of Toronto student card and mandatory for many services and activities on-and off-campus.
    • Once you obtain your TCard from the TCard Office, you will need to activate your UTORid and setup your UTmail+.
    • Your UTORid allows you to access various web based services, including your email account and the University’s student portal and learning management system (Quercus).
    • If you are already have a TCard that was issued prior to June 2017, you must visit the TCard office with government-issued photo identification to you have your photo taken. This photo will be used for your ID badge for Nursing. For those who live out of town, please contact connect.nursing@utoronto.ca
  • Paying your fees, and completing registration

    • A breakdown of your tuition and supplementary fees for the coming year is typically posted in ACORN in mid to late July. You can login to ACORN to monitor your student account and to print out your tuition invoice, once it is available.
    • For instructions on making your tuition payment, consult Student Accounts.
    • You are considered registered as soon as you have paid tuition and incidental fees or have requested to register without payment (i.e. fee deferral). For information on registering without payment (i.e. fee deferral), visit the Graduate Fees section of the SGS website.
  • Enrolment

    • Students MN-NP and MN-HSLA Fields of study follow a structured curricula and are placed in appropriate courses by the faculty in late summer. Students in the MN-Clinical Field of study must take two “elective” courses in the program.
    • View the course timetable [link to page] course schedules are updated in mid July.
  • Orientations

    • School of Graduate Studies (SGS): SGS usually holds an orientation session during the first week of September. SGS will email you with full details over the summer.
    • All newly admitted MN students: The Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing hosts a full-day, in-person orientation session which is usually held during the first week of September. Full details will be emailed to new students over the summer.
    • Newly admitted Nurse Practitioner (NP) students: All NP students attend a mandatory residency and orientation which is typically held for the 4 days (Tuesday to Friday from 8am to 6pm) following the Labour Day Monday holiday. Full details will be emailed to NP students over the summer.