Undergraduate Admission

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Undergraduate Admission

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Internal Transfer to the School of Nursing

This page contains information for Queen's students interested in either the Four-year Nursing program or the Two-year Advanced Standing (AST) program.

Four-Year Bachelor Of Nursing Science Track of Study

Admission Requirements: 

Students in other Faculties or Schools at Queen's University are normally considered as first-year applicants to the School of Nursing (see below for the Advanced Standing Track program). To be eligible, all applicants must have a minimum cumulative 2.7 (B-) Grade Point Average using all university courses taken. They must also have taken Ontario 4U English Literature (with a minimum final grade of 75%), 4U Biology, 4U Chemistry, and one 4U Mathematics, or their equivalents. University-level equivalents are accepted and a university-level Statistics course is accepted in place of the required high school Mathematics.

Although academic performance is the most important factor in making admission decisions, it is not the only one. Queen's School of Nursing is seeking students who show a strong motivation to pursue the profession of nursing, an ability to relate to others, as well as initiative and perseverance in academic studies.

All applicants must submit a Personal Statement of Experience (PSE). This will appear as an item on the To-Do List on your SOLUS (which you will access through https://my.queensu.ca/portal/dt). You will find a link to the PSE system on SOLUS.

Current Queen's students are not required to request for high school or university transcripts to be sent in for admission consideration.

  • The selection committee will review complete application files in the spring. Applicants will then be notified of their decision.
  • Application Deadline: January 15th
  • Documents Deadline: February 15th
  • Admissions Decisions: April

Students who do not have final grades of prerequisite courses by the document deadline date of February 1 will be considered provided there is space left in the program when these final grades are received.

Two-Year Advanced Standing Track (AST)

Nursing Advanced Standing Track Admission Prerequisites

Effective for September 2017 admission

In order to be eligible for admission consideration to the Nursing Advanced Standing Track Program
students must meet the following conditions:

  1. Completed senior-level high school English, Biology and Chemistry (or university-level equivalents)
  2. Completed at least 60.0 units of graded university credits (equivalent to 2 full-years’)**
  3. Not be currently enrolled in, or have previously taken a Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  4. Completed (or show proof of enrollment by the document deadline) at least one requirement within each subject column listed below in the most recent 5 years prior to admission with a mark of 60% (C-) or higher:

**Note: Pass/Fail courses are not eligible for consideration towards the 60.0 unit requirement or towards prerequisite courses

Psychology

Statistics

Anatomy

Physiology

Queen’s PSYC 100 (6.0)

 

Queen’s NURS 323 (3.0)

including applicable calendar exclusions

Queen’s ANAT 101 (3.0)

OR

Queen's ANAT 100 (3.0)

including applicable calendar exclusions

Queen’s PHGY 214 (6.0)

including applicable calendar exclusions

An acceptable course from an external institution (click here to see a list of courses previously approved)

Should the previous university not have a full-year intro PSYC course we will accept a (3.0) unit Intro PSYC and another (3.0) unit transferrable PSYC

An acceptable course from an external institution (click here to see a list of courses previously approved)

 

Queen’s ANAT 215 (3.0)
+
ANAT 216 (3.0)

including applicable calendar exclusions

Queen’s KNPE 125 (3.0)
+
KNPE 225 (3.0)

including applicable calendar exclusions

 

 

Queen’s ANAT 315 (3.0)
+
ANAT 316 (3.0)

including applicable calendar exclusions

An acceptable course from an external institution (click here to see a list of courses previously approved)

 

 

An acceptable course from an external institution (click here to see a list of courses previously approved)

 

Acceptable courses may be available online through Queen’s Continuing and Distance Studies (CDS). Details are available on the Arts and Science CDS page.

 

Required Documents

  1. OUAC 105 application
  2. A final high school transcript showing graduation
  3. All previous post-secondary transcripts
  4. Nursing AST Supplementary Essay
Note: Current Queen's students are not required to submit any transcripts.
 
Documents may be sent to:

Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment
Gordon Hall, 74 Union Street
Queen's University
Kingston, ON  K7L 3N6

Or faxed directly from the school to 613-533-6810

Important Dates

  • Application Deadline: January 15th
  • Document Deadline, including Supplementary Essay: February 15th
  • Admission Decisions: April

Inquiries: