Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) Collaborative Nursing Degree

Program Details

  • Program Code:9250
  • School:School of Community and Health Studies
  • Credential:Honours Bachelor Degree
  • Program Type:Degree program
  • Program Length:4 years/ 8 semesters

Program Availability

Domestic Availability
International Availability

Program Overview

Program Overview

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Our Bachelor of Science Nursing program is offered in partnership with Ryerson University and George Brown College. To complete this bachelor degree program, you spend your first two years at Centennial and the final two years at Ryerson.

The goal of this Nursing program is to help you develop into a nursing leader who is highly competent, knowledgeable and committed to playing an integral role in shaping the future of healthcare.

The curriculum, taught by faculty members from both the college and university, has five themes, which are reflected in all years of the program at varying levels. These themes are:

  • Primary health care/health promotion
  • Reflective practice/critical thinking
  • Meaningful relationships/caring/communication
  • Political/social justice
  • Personal/professional development

You are required to complete professionally-related courses in areas such as anatomy and physiology, nutrition, ethics, psychology and sociology. Also included in the Nursing (BScN) program is a series of required and elective courses, selected from other disciplines, to enhance and support the broad knowledge base required of a professional nurse.

At Centennial's Morningside Campus, you benefit from small classes, state-of-the-art medical facilities and individualized attention.

Upon completion of this offering, you will be prepared to work with persons and communities of diverse backgrounds, ages and degrees of health and illness, in a variety of contexts.

Program Highlights

  • A mentorship program and peer tutoring help you to fulfill your potential.
  • Starting in the first semester of the Nursing (BScN) program, the opportunity exists for small group instruction in clinical and laboratory settings.
  • State-of-the-art nursing labs outfitted with highly realistic computerized "patients" are available for independent and scheduled practice.
  • The labs recreate an actual hospital floor, complete with nursing station and operating room facilities.
  • When engaging in serious and highly realistic patient care scenarios, you get teamed up with front-line professionals.
  • You partake in hands-on application in a clinical simulation facility where the School of Community and Health Studies hosts large-scale disaster simulation exercises involving major health care services from around the city and beyond.
  • Experienced and caring faculty members are professionals with years of experience.
  • Clinical placement gives you the advantage of being able to network and make employment contacts.

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Career Outlook

  • Nurse
  • Nurse educator
  • Nurse researcher
  • Staff nurse
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Nurse technician
  • Geriatric care nurse
  • Physician's office nurse

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 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)).

English Language Proficiency Requirement 

Applicants from a country where English is not the first language, or where English is an official language but not the first language, including applicants who have resided in Canada for four calendar years or less (i.e. official date of entry to Canada was on or after January 1, 2015 for Fall 2019), are required to present proof of English Language Proficiency at a satisfactory level by submitting official alternate English language proficiency test results (TOEFL/IELTS/MELAB/CAEL/PTE) subject to the minimum results, as posted on Ryerson's English Language requirements web pages.


  • ENG4U/EAE4U is the preferred English
  • The grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 70-75% 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% 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 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 and apply for a local vulnerable sector check.

Students who live in the City of Toronto must obtain an application form from the Health Studies office, Room 352 at Morningside Campus. For information about the application process, please visit our website:

  • Students are required to be tested, on site, 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 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

How to Apply

How to Apply

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Apply Online

Apply at Applications must be accompanied with the $95 non-refundable application fee (payable by credit card, certified cheque or money order). Direct payment or online banking is available.

Application guidelines:

  • All applications must be submitted directly to
  • Applications will be equally considered if received on or before February 1st. Any application after the date will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • For January admissions, offers of admission will be issued beginning in June.
  • For May admissions, offers of admission will be issued beginning in January.
  • Centennial College accepts applications for admission up to the 5th day of class for a semester as long as there are seats available in the program for the semester.
  • will be accepting applications for all semesters of the next academic year in late October to early November of the previous year.

Note: If you are a student applying through the "Second Career Strategy" with only one program, please apply through the Employment Training Centre for Second Career. Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training.

Submit Documents

Are you currently attending an Ontario Secondary School? Your secondary school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via No other document submissions are required.

Not currently attending an Ontario Secondary School? You must send official copies of your documents through Do not send copies directly to Centennial College.

Confirm Acceptance

Please refer to the Ryerson University website for the steps necessary to accept your offer of admission.

Fees Statement and Payment

Once you have confirmed your offer of admission, you will receive your fees statement. Complete fee payment instructions and access information to myCentennial (Centennial's online student guide) will be provided. More info...

  • Fall enrolment: Fee statements are issued in June.
  • January enrolment: fee statements are issued in late September/early October.
  • May enrolment: Fee statements are issued in early March.

Note: Failure to pay fees by the due date may result in your place in the program being offered to another qualified applicant.

Register Courses

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

  • Fall registration: Mid-July
  • January registration: Mid-December
  • May registration: Mid-April

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2018.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $6,914.55 $1,233.00 $8,147.55
International $24,958.10 $2,401.00 $27,359.10

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