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Bachelor of Science in Nursing [B.S.N]

 4 years
 full time
 on campus

Field of Study

$ 2,334 

1st Year

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Algonquin College offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a duration of 4 years (8 semesters).
  • This course is offered on a full-time basis.
  • It seeks to prepare the next generation of nurses to offer quality nursing care and to assume leadership within the healthcare system.
  • In this program, students experience classroom, laboratory and clinical learning in a wide variety of settings.
  • After completing this, key program outcomes include developing critical thinking and communication skills, as a student to become a professional nurse who solves problems as part of healthcare teams.
  • Students may choose to study at either the University of Ottawa, Algonquin (Ottawa campus) or Algonquin (Pembroke campus).
  • Graduates students are then eligible to write the NCLEX to become a Registered Nurse in Canada.
  • This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy the challenges of working with people of all ages, developmental stages, and diverse backgrounds.
    • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Like working with others as a member of a team or in a leadership role.
    • Have strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
    • Are able to handle physically demanding situations.
  • Starting placement salary is dependent on during the hiring process.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration4 years
Fees$ 42,879 for 4 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Feb 01)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • A minimum of six Grade 12 (4U - University) or (4M - University/College) courses from the Ontario Secondary School Diploma and a minimum overall average of 70% is required or equivalent.
  • A minimum average of 65% is required in both the Chemistry and Biology prerequisite courses.
  • Students need to submit the result of the GRE exam score, the minimum score should be 309 out of 340.

Indian Student Eligibility:

  • The student has graduated from senior secondary school or equivalent (those applying for a postgraduate program must have graduated from a university or college).
  • Minimum four major subjects in 12th Grade, including English with an average of 70% and no course less than 65%.

Additional Requirements:

  • Students are required to submit documentation of an entry immunization record, police records check including vulnerable sector and Level C CPR.

Required Document List

Required Documents are:

  • Transcript: Students must submit the official marks statements or transcripts that are provided by the college.
  • Test Results: Provide proof of English proficiency, if English is not the first language in student country, as proof of IELTS/TOEFL result scores is to be submitted.
  • Certificates: One of the following certificates with a minimum grade of 65 or above in required program subjects:
    • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
    • The Senior School Certificate
    • The Pre-University Examination Certificate
    • The Intermediate Examination Certificate

Application Deadline

Feb 01

Scores Required

6.5 / 9

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88 / 120

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

SemestersSemester 1Semester 2Semester 3Semester 4Semester 5Semester 6Semester 7Semester 8
International student premium$3807$3807$3807$3807$3807$3807$3807$3807
Tuition fee$1167$1167$1167$1167$1167$1167$1167$1167
Total fees$5373$5358$5358$5358$5358$5358$5358$5358

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Living expenses$ 13,095

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
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VISA & Work Study


Students can apply for a Canada Student VISA if the student fulfills the following criteria:

  • Acceptance letter from a designated learning institute (DLI).
  • Proof of finances to pay tuition fees and living expenses.
  • Police certificate to prove a clean background with no existing criminal records
  • Complete Health reports ensuring the medical well being of the candidate

Work Study

  • Students are allowed to work a maximum of 24 hours per week during the academic year.
  • Students are allowed to work 35 hours per week during the summer period.

Career and Placement after Course

Student Career after this course is: 

  • Head Nurses and SupervisorsNurses (RNs)
  • Hospitals, rehabilitation centers 
  • Public health departments 
  • Community agencies  and etc

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