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How to Apply

When applying to Queen’s University’s nursing program:

  1. Submit your application to the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) website.
    and indicate that you would like to apply as an Indigenous candidate.
  2. Complete and hand in your Personal Statement of Experience (PSE) and/or supplementary essay
    • Completion of the PSE is optional-but recommended. While we recommend that all applicants submit a PSE, applicants who have not submitted a PSE will be considered equally for admission to Queen’s. Your siblings or friends might tell you it's mandatory. It's now optional but strongly recommended. For applicants who fall within a critical range, we may consider your PSE, in support of your application to the program.
    • To review see the steps for submitting your PSE, please click here.
  3. Queen's Indigenous Recruitment and Admission Representative will contact you and ask you to fill out a letter that proves your interest in applying under this policy, as well as provide the following additional documentation:
    • Proof of Indigenous ancestry. This proof can appear as any of the following:
      • Copy of Certificate of Indian Status
      • Copy of Certificate of Indian Status of mother or father;
      • Letter from home community's band council confirming membership;
      • Copy of Metis Nation card;
      • Copy of Inuit Beneficiary Card
      • Letter from Indigenous and Northern Affairs confirming Indian Status (For Bill C-3 applicants)
        • If you do not have documentation of your Indigenous ancestry, you can submit a letter of reference from the First Nation, band council, tribal council, treaty authorities or community or organizational affiliates that indicates that they have awareness of you Indigenous Ancestry and how you have been actively involved with the organization 
    • For letters of intent and documentation, please submit to:   Keira LaPierre, Indigenous Community Outreach Coordinator -

For one-on-one guidance about applying through the Indigenous Admission Policy:

Keira LaPierre, Indigenous Community Outreach Coordinator

Key dates for your OUAC application can be found here. For more information on submitting your OUAC application, please click here.

Please note that AST deadlines differ from the 4-year stream. For more information, please contact