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Queen's University
 

Information for Applicants with Post-Secondary Studies

 

School of Nursing

  • 2-year Nursing Advanced Standing Track (AST)
  • 4-year Nursing

 

Advanced Standing Track of Study (AST) (2 year)

40 spaces available.

Must have at least two full-years of university studies (60.0 units or equivalent)

PSYCHOLOGY - Must have 6.0 units course (or equivalent) of Introductory Psychology or 3.0 units of Introductory Psychology and 3.0 units of another Psychology that is not developmental Psychology or a statistics course in Psychology.  Minimum C- or 60% grade required.

PHYSIOLOGY - Must have 6.0 units (or equivalent course of human Physiology or 3.0 units of human Physiology and 3.0 units of Human Anatomy).  Minimum C- or 60% grade required.

Introductory Psychology and Human Physiology/Anatomy courses must have been completed within the last 5 years.

Note:  Acceptable Psychology and Physiology courses are available online through Queen’s Continuing and Distance Studies (CDS).  Click here for details http://www.queensu.ca/artsci_online/

Click here for a list of some Psychology and Physiology courses acceptable from other universities. 

Some courses found to be unacceptable are also listed here.  Please note SCS 2159 offered through the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto does not satisfy the Physiology requirement of the Nursing AST program.

Minimum 2.7 (B-) Grade Point Average (GPA) using ALL university courses taken – not just last 2 years. 

Must have senior secondary school (grade 12 high school or equivalent):

  • Biology (cell)
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • English (must be a literature course in English, and not an English language course)

Note:  Courses in these subjects at the university level are acceptable substitutes for high school requirements. 

Prerequisite courses (university Psychology and Physiology/Anatomy, high school English literature, Chemistry, Biology, Math) must be completed by 30 June.  Applicants who will not have a final grade of a prerequisite course by the document deadline (1 February) will be considered only if there is still space in the program when the final grade is received.

Restrictions – students currently in a Nursing degree program are not eligible. 

Degree granted is Bachelor of Nursing Science, the same as students in the four-year Nursing program receive.

Program length - two years .  The first-year runs from September to the end of June (3 terms) and the second year from September to August (4 terms).

Course load - Nursing AST students must be registered in a full normal course load in all terms of their program, regardless of transfer credits.

  • Application Deadline:  1 January
  • Document Deadline:    1 February  
  • Admission Decisions:        April

Inquiries:

  

  Bachelor of Nursing Science Track of Study (4 year)

For applicants who:

  • attended university after completing high school
  • have a 3-year diploma from an Ontario Community College (CAAT), or
  • have a 3-year DEC from a professional CEGEP program

 Must have senior secondary school (grade 12 high school or equivalent):

  • Biology (cell)
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • English (must be a literature course in English, and not an English language course)

Note:  Courses in these subjects at the university level are acceptable substitutes for high school courses.

Minimum 2.7 (B-) Grade Point Average (GPA) using all university courses.  Senior secondary (high school) grades will also be considered.

Transfer Credits:  credit will be granted for courses applicable to the Nursing program that have a minimum grade of 1.7 (C-).

Program Length -four years.   Transfer credits will reduce the number of Queen's courses needed to graduate, but the program remains four years in length. With rare exceptions, applicants transferring from a Nursing degree program elsewhere will be considered but only for the first year of a four-year program.

 Application Information:

  • Application Deadline:  1 February  
  • Document Deadline:   1 March  
  • Admission Decisions:    mid-May 

Inquiries:

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