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Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNSc)

Read our frequently asked questions for BNSc and AST students about fall 2020 program delivery.

Why Queen's Nursing?

  • Small class sizes
  • Inter-professional educational opportunities: nursing students will engage with physical therapy, occupational therapy, front-line health professionals and medical students during their time at Queen's.
  • Strong research focus, so curriculum reflects the most current practices
  • Our graduates receive high scores on the professional certification exam. (NCLEX)

The Bachelor of Nursing Science program is a four year, full time program.

Graduates of this program receive a Bachelor of Nursing degree and, after passing their professional certification exam, designation as a Registered Nurse.

Why choose nursing at Queen's?

What are the strengths of Nursing at Queen's?

The supportive environment in the School of Nursing

What do nursing students do after graduation?

We offer hands-on practical experience in a variety of responsive clinical settings, producing experienced, confident nurses

Find out why you'll love Queen's Nursing Experience

Overview & Courses

Take a sneak peak into one of our labs.


Students apply to Queen’s Nursing (QN) through the OUAC (Ontario University Application Centre) website. Secondary School prerequisites include English 4U, Biology 4U, Chemistry 4U, and a 4U mathematics course. Two additional U or M level courses are also required. A minimum grade of 75% is necessary in English 4U. Applicants outside of Ontario may have additional requirements. Indigenous candidates please contact our Indigenous Recruitment and Access Coordinator.

Frequently Asked Questions

We would be happy to meet with you, answer any questions you may have and give you a tour of the nursing facilities.  Please write Barb Bolton,, to arrange a visit to the School of Nursing.  We recommend you also contact Queen’s campus tours and work in a tour of the campus also while you are visiting.

Yes, you do!  You require first aid and CPR, HCP (health care provider level).  They must be in-person classes (not on-line) and they should be dated after May 1st of the year you are entering.  You will receive an email from us, once admitted, advising you how to submit these.

Yes,  you do!  You will receive information about this from the School of Nursing.  If you require a letter from the School of Nursing to give to the police station, please write and we will provide you with this letter. 

You will receive a letter from the School of Nursing once you are admitted directing you to a form which will explain what is required to be a nursing student at Queen’s

Our undergraduate programs are not on-line.  You will come to the Queen’s campus to take courses.

The program is full-time (four years).  If you have transfer credit for certain courses, you may not need to take them.  Courses will be assessed once admitted to the program.