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MCMASTER UNIVERSITY, HAMILTON, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Hamilton, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1887Established Year
  33147Enrollment

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

 4 years
 120 Credits
 full time
  English
 on campus

Field of Study

$ 25,582 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • McMaster University offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing for a duration of 4 years
  • It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis.
  • This Program is delivered in partnership with Mohawk College and Conestoga College.
  • The School of Nursing provides high-quality, innovative nursing education in a unique educational setting.
  • BScN is a direct entry program, students are considered to be specializing/majoring in Nursing from the first year to the end of the program.
  • The goal of the program is to prepare students for practice in a wide variety of health care settings through curricula that are responsive to real-world needs.
  • In Year I students develop nursing skills for clinical practice in the Centre for Simulation-Based Learning.
  • In Years II to IV, students gain knowledge and skills through direct patient care in both hospital and community settings.
  • Year IV students may select a placement in a Canadian outpost, northern or international setting (students have traveled to Chile, England, Botswana, Alaska, Northern Ontario, the Northwest Territories, Newfoundland, British Columbia, Australia, Thailand and Columbia).
  • McMaster’s current nursing curriculum uses a problem-based, small group, self-directed educational model.
  • The student's pass rate for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for RNs is 92%.
  • This program provides a learning opportunity to teach, assess and refine communication and clinical skills.
  • The School of Nursing pioneered problem-based learning (PBL) in nursing education which involves a small and large group, self-directed learning that emphasizes interpersonal skills, independent learning, and leadership qualities. 
  • Job opportunities after Bachelor of Science in Nursing are Accountant, Finance Officer, etc and the average salary goes up to 46,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration4 years
Total Credits120
Fees$ 104,940 for 4 years or 120 Credits Program
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Feb 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Program Urlhttps://future.mcmaster.ca/programs/nursing/

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

Students should meet  the following requirements to apply for the program:

  • Students have to complete a High School Diploma plus six Grade 12 U/M level courses including:
    • English (ENG4U)
    • One of MHF4U, MCV4U or MDM4U
    • Biology (SBI4U)
    • Chemistry (SCH4U)
  • Students have to give a CASPer test for getting admission in this program.

Indian Student Eligibility

  • Students must have 5 subjects of Class XII including all mandatory prerequisites for the selected program.
  • The student's average is calculated on Grade XII Predicted grades.
  • Students are eligible to apply if they have the following documents: Class X board results, Class XI transcript, and Class XII predicted grades.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Required Document List

Following are the required document:

  • Online application form and fees: Students have to fill the online form and submit the application fees. 
  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Two Academic or Professional References: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths, and any work experience and/or education that students have.
  • Transcripts: Students have to submit transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, World Education Services Assessments, and English Language Proficiency test scores.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.


Application Deadline

Fall
Feb 01


Scores Required

86 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

60 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Tuition fees$25582$25582$25582$25582
Health insurance$174$174$174$174
Other fees$479$479$479$479
Total fees$26235$26235$26235$26235

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food (on-campus)$ 9,195
Housing (off-campus)$ 4,860

Ranking

QS World University 2020

Ranked #16/ 100

Nursing [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
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
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Students are required to get a Study Visa to study in Canada.
  • If students are traveling outside Canada will need either an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) or a Valid Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to re-enter Canada.
  • The cost of the study visa is 112 USD and is valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • Students need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canad and to get the SIN, students will need to bring a passport and study visa.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Application form and Study Plan
    • Valid Passport
    • Official Acceptance Letter
    • Financial Evidence

Work Study

Students need a work-Study visa to work in Canada. Full-time international students studying at a Canadian university may seek employment in Canada in 4 situations:

  • on-campus employment
  • co-ops employment
  • working off-campus
  • post-graduation work visa

The McMaster Work Program gives students opportunities to work on campus during the fall/winter terms and over the summer.

  • First-year international students are not eligible for the fall/winter work program but can apply for the summer after their first year and every year beyond.
  • International students with a valid study visa are eligible to participate in McMaster’s work programs.
  • Students can work Part-time at a maximum of 10 hours per week in the fall and winter terms.
  • Students can work Full-time of 35 hours per week and part-time over the summer.

Career and Placement after Course

Careers that are available to Registered Nurses include:

  • staff nurses in hospitals, long-term care facilities
  • public health departments
  • case managers for community care access centres
  • entrepreneurs owning and managing health/nursing care businesses
  • researchers in nursing care, education and health care
  • educators of individuals, families, communities and nursing students.
  • correction and detention centres
  • on the streets with vulnerable populations in a variety of industrial settings
  • poison control centres



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