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Nursing - BScN (4-Year Collaborative Program: TMU, Centennial, George Brown)

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Nurses provide care to diverse patients, families and communities along the continuum of health promotion and acute care. This collaborative nursing degree program provides entry options through Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU), Centennial College or George Brown College to ultimately earn a BScN from TMU. This program, offered across all three sites, provides diverse clinical placements, simulation, group study and interactive teaching strategies. After graduation, you may write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), apply for registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario and pursue nursing positions in a variety of healthcare settings.

 Approved by:

  • Approved by the College of Nurses of Ontario and Accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing

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Program info

Faculty of Community Services

Program format(s): 
Full time: 4 Year

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Grade range: 
TMU: Low 90s1
Centennial: Low 80s
George Brown: High 80s


Experiential learning: 
Mandatory clinical placements

Academic requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (see Important Notes below) with a minimum six Grade 12 U/M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher averages:

  • English/anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • Chemistry (SCH4U)
  • Biology (SBI4U)
  • Grade 11 U or M or Grade 12 U mathematics (one of MCF3M, MCR3U, MCV4U, MDM4U, MHF4U)
  • The minimum grade required in each of the subject prerequisites (normally in the 70-75% range) will be determined subject to competition.

Important notes:

  • 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 CGPA's/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.
  • CASPER (online, open-response situational judgment test) is not required.

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at: Admission Requirements.

Tuition and fees 2023-2024

For detailed fees information, visit tuition and fees by program.

Full-time format:

Ontario fees range: $7,280 - $7,753
Out-of-province fees range: $7,996 - $8,661
International fees range: $33,423 - $34,665

First-year courses

Here is a preview of first-year courses based on the available undergraduate calendar information.

1st Semester 


  • BLG 101 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • NSE 101 Communication for the Nsg Professional
  • NSE 111 Foundations for Nursing Practice
  • PPN 101 Introduction to the Nursing Profession
  • PSY 102 Introduction to Psychology I

One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

2nd Semester 


  • BLG 111 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • NSE 103 Introduction to Health Assessment
  • NSE 121 Clinical Practice I
  • PPN 102 Health, Wellness and the Role of the Nurse

Your future

Write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), apply for registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario to become a Registered Nurse, and have access to dynamic career opportunities in:

  • Acute, chronic or long-term care hospitals and institutions
  • Clinics and community health organizations
  • Public health
  • Education
  • Research
  • Occupational health
  • Harm reduction
  • Patient education
  • Mental health
  • Nursing administration, management and leadership
  • Graduate studies in nursing from TMU or other universities 

Thinking of applying? Make sure the program is still accepting applications.

Student spotlight

Nursing simulation lab helps students gain valuable experience

Nursing students utilize a state-of-the-art simulation lab that replicates a real hospital. In the lab, students practice interactions with patients and in-depth clinical examinations. The suites can be adapted to accommodate several different settings, including out in the community and inside the home, preparing students for community-based healthcare practice.

Read more: Grant funding adds more state-of-the-art technology to nursing lab

Image courtesy of Jesse Milns

A nurse wearing a mask addressing a gauze bandage around a patient who is also wearing a mask in a medical facility.

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  1. Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2024 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. TMU reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.


While every effort is made to ensure accuracy on this site, in the event of a discrepancy, TMU's current Undergraduate Calendar is the official reference.