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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) Collaborative Program Bachelor of Science in Nursing (from York University) program

Become a future nursing leader recognized for your passion for knowledge, inquiry, human science and social justice.

Program code BSCN
Duration 4 Years
Credential Bachelor of Science in Nursing (from York University)
Delivery Full-time

Program information

Program description

The philosophy and curriculum of this collaborative program incorporate and utilize the concepts of caring and human science as the basis of nursing practice. Students work collaboratively with peers and faculty to explore nursing knowledge and caring practice. 

In the classroom, student learning activities focus on the nursing care of individuals, families, groups and the global community. In the practice setting, under the guidance of a practicum mentor or preceptor, students integrate knowledge from program courses to provide holistic, client-centred nursing care. In order to provide quality practicum placements, students are placed in a variety of agencies in the region serviced by the campus. Students are required to provide their own transportation to practicum placements.

NOTE: Years 1 and 2 are offered at Georgian and years 3 and 4 are offered through York University.

You can learn more about the last two years of the BScN program on the York University website.

This program is highly competitive. Learn about admission requirements for highly competitive programs.

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2021 Barrie

Tuition and fees

Work-integrated learning

This program includes a clinical placement component where you will gain practical work experience under the supervision of a registered or licensed professional.

What are the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program?

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) Collaborative Program admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with six Grade 12 U or U/M credits including:

  • Grade 12 (U) English,
  • Grade 12 (U) Biology,
  • Grade 12 (U) Chemistry OR Grade 12 (U) Physics
  • Grade 12 (U) Mathematics
  • 2 credits at the Grade 12 U or M level

     Recommended 80% average. *

Mature applicants may also be considered for admission and must meet subject prerequisites prior to registration with a minimum grade of 70% in the prerequisite courses and an overall average of 75%. Applicants from the Pre-health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees (PHPA) program (available from Georgian College) must also be graduates of that program.

Non-secondary school applicants must also meet the following criteria:

  • Be 21 years or older by December 31 of year of admission
  • Must not have been enrolled in a formal education program for a minimum of two years if applying as mature student. A recent resume and cover letter is required.
  • Must have no recent unfavourable academic performance.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the Georgian or York websites to verify specific course pre-requisites. We will consider a combination of Grade 12 U or M courses for all secondary school applicants.

* Note: Enrolment in this program is limited. The admission average is determined annually and may be higher for acceptance in any given intake.

What career paths can I take in nursing?

Your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree gives you many career opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program are qualified to work as Registered Nurses (RN) upon completion of the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)

A Registered Nurse is a valued member of the health care team. Graduates provide nursing care in settings such hospitals, nursing homes, homes for the aged, family health teams, community centres, clinics, industry and public health agencies. If you choose to work in a specialized area you may need additional education or work experience. Please refer to the College of Nurses of Ontario website ( for additional information on the scope and role of the Registered Nurse.

Your future career in nursing

  • Case manager
  • Community health nurse
  • Health administration
  • Health-care co-ordinator
  • Home health-care nurse
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Policy development
  • Practical nurse
  • Registered nurse
  • Researcher/forensics
female and male BSCN degree nursing students in scrubs preparing to administer medication to a patient

Experiential learning opportunities

Hands-on learning in our state-of-the-art nursing labs

Georgian has state-of-the-art nursing labs where students learn by using high-fidelity simulators. Located in the Sadlon Centre for Health and Wellness, Georgian’s nursing lab is equipped with 11 patient beds occupied by sophisticated human patient simulators. Lab time provides students with hands-on clinical experience and opportunities to practise application of nursing theory.

Take a 360-degree tour of Georgian’s nursing lab. If using a computer, click and drag your mouse within the video box to move around the lab. If using a smartphone or tablet, use the YouTube app to enable the 360-degree function.

Learn more about the simulations.

What courses are included in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree program?

Course overview

At York course requirements

Years 3 and 4

11 Program Courses (listed below)
2 Nursing and 2 Non-Nursing Electives at the Year 3 and Year 4 level or above

At Georgian course requirements

Years 1 and 2

19  Program Courses
1   Gerontology or Maternal Infant Setting Practicum Selection
2   Humanities Electives

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) Collaborative Program program outline.

  • NURS 1511 – Development of Self as Nurse: Professionhood and Knowledge of Nursing 1
  • NURS 1531 – Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • NURS 1541 – Health and Healing: Wellness Across the Lifespan
  • NURS 1542 – Health and Healing: Introductory Nursing Skills
  • PSYC 1003 – Introduction to Psychology 1
  • Humanities Elective – Select 1 course from the humanities elective list during registration.

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