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Nursing Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career in Nursing

Nursing programs at Ontario colleges come at varying levels for those in or interested in the field. Courses meet the needs of current Registered Nurses looking to diversify their skills as well as future nurses looking to get started.

Patient care demands exceptional attention to detail and a compassion for those in need. If you have these things and you see yourself starting or continuing in nursing education, here’s what you need to know. More

Nursing Courses

Ontario college nursing programs cover the following areas:

  • Pre-Health Sciences. A preparatory science and math program designed to satisfy entry requirements into other medical programs, including nursing.
  • Practical Nursing. Two-year college diploma programs that teach the skills you need to become a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN), with an emphasis on clinical experience.
  • Nursing Specialties. Teaching areas such as critical care nursing, operating room perioperative nursing, perinatal intensive care nursing and more, all of which build on training gathered as a Registered Nurse.
  • Bachelor or Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Four-year degree programs that prepare students for work as Registered Nurses (RNs). RNs have a greater depth of knowledge and competency in the field of nursing than RPNs and have a greater range of care delivery options.

Many other nursing programs exist, so be sure to study complete program listings before making your choice.

General Nursing Program Requirements

All entry level nursing programs will require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, with a grade 12 English credit. Specific science and math credits may be required for different programs, and are always seen as an asset.

Nursing Jobs and Salaries

Depending on your certification, nursing careers may include (but are not limited to) fields like:

  • Acute care
  • Community services
  • Health centres
  • Long-term care institutions
  • Hospitals

Licensed nurses may also serve as practitioners, educators and managers in the health field. Nurses also have options in the travel & tourism industry, as travel nurses are often in high demand.

Salaries in the field increase with experience. Registered nurses can expect starting salaries from $45,000 to $50,000 per year, and those that have a specialty like critical care, could start at $60,000 or more. Practical nurses have lower starting salaries, at around $43,000 per year.

Ontario Colleges Offering Nursing Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of nursing programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details BACCALAURÉAT EN SCIENCES INFIRMIÈRES BORÉAL SUDBURY OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

BACCALAURÉAT EN SCIENCES INFIRMIÈRES


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: BSCN
  • Credential: OTHER
  • Program Level: COLLABORATIVE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: French
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details BACHELOR OF APPLIED HEALTH INFORMATION SCIENCE - LEVEL 5 ONLY FOR TECHNOLOGY GRADS CONESTOGA DOON CLOSED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

BACHELOR OF APPLIED HEALTH INFORMATION SCIENCE - LEVEL 5 ONLY FOR TECHNOLOGY GRADS


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 2131C
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 5
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details BACHELOR OF NURSING (BN) HUMBER NORTH CLOSED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

BACHELOR OF NURSING (BN)


  • Program Length: 8 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 07061
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: COLLABORATIVE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING CAMBRIAN BARRYDOWNE (SUDBURY) WAITLISTED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING


  • Program Length: 8 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: BSCN
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: COLLABORATIVE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSCN) GEORGIAN BARRIE CLOSED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSCN)


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: BSCN
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: COLLABORATIVE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSCN) GEORGIAN BARRIE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Jan Visit

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSCN)


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: BSCN
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: COLLABORATIVE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (APPLY THROUGH OUAC) ALGONQUIN PEMBROKE CLOSED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (APPLY THROUGH OUAC)


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: OWC
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: COLLABORATIVE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Collaborative Program With The University Of Ottawa. Apply To This Program Through The Ontario Universities' Application Centre (Ouac), Www.Ouac.On.Ca.

Show details BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (APPLY THROUGH OUAC) ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE CLOSED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (APPLY THROUGH OUAC)


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ONA
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: COLLABORATIVE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Collaborative Program With The University Of Ottawa. Apply To This Program Through The Ontario Universities' Application Centre (Ouac), Www.Ouac.On.Ca.

Show details BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (APPLY THROUGH OUAC) FLEMING PETERBOROUGH WAITLISTED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (APPLY THROUGH OUAC)


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: BSCN
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: COLLABORATIVE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Apply To This Program Through The Ontario Universities' Application Centre (Ouac) At Www.Ouac.On.Ca.

Show details BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSCN) CENTENNIAL MORNINGSIDE CLOSED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSCN)


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 9250
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: COLLABORATIVE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSCN) CONESTOGA DOON CLOSED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSCN)


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1043
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: COLLABORATIVE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSCN) GEORGE BROWN WATERFRONT CAMPUS CLOSED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSCN)


  • Program Length: 8 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: S118
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: COLLABORATIVE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

This Is A Collaborative Program With Ryerson University.

Show details BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSCN) GEORGIAN OWEN SOUND CLOSED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSCN)


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: BSCN
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: COLLABORATIVE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSCN) LAMBTON MAIN WAITLISTED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSCN)


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: BSCN
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: COLLABORATIVE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSCN) LOYALIST MAIN WAITLISTED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSCN)


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: NURS
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: COLLABORATIVE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSCN) MOHAWK INST. FOR APPLIED HEALTH SCI. CLOSED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSCN)


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 731
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: COLLABORATIVE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSCN) NORTHERN TIMMINS (PORCUPINE) (SITE 1) CLOSED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSCN)


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: H112
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: COLLABORATIVE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSCN) SAULT MAIN WAITLISTED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSCN)


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 3400
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: COLLABORATIVE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Collaborative Program With Laurentian University.

Show details BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSCN) SENECA KING CLOSED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSCN)


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: BSCN
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: COLLABORATIVE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSCN) SENECA KING CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Jan Visit

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSCN)


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: BSCN
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: COLLABORATIVE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

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