Diploma Registered Practical Nurse to B.Sc.N. (McMaster)

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Program description - September 2021

This degree program of study for Diploma Registered Practical Nurses prepares students for the challenges and opportunities of practice as Registered Nurses. Students enter the McMaster-Mohawk-Conestoga BScN program in year two, building on the foundational knowledge and skills acquired in their diploma nursing programs. Students are integrated into the BScN program through classroom and clinical learning experiences designed to expand their nursing knowledge while supporting their transition to a problem-based learning curriculum. In addition to providing a solid scientific nursing base, this degree program emphasizes problem solving, team skills, critical thinking, research-informed practice, and leadership competencies. The curriculum is planned for three academic years of full-time study. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded the BScN degree by McMaster University.



  • This is a highly competitive program. Apply by February 1 (for September).

Program details

Code: 1185
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 3 years
Start: September 2021
Campus: Kitchener – Doon
Credential: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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MARCH 13, 2021 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Tuition & fees

Tuition and fee details for the 2020-2021 year are listed below.  Books and supplies are additional. Tuition and fee details for terms starting after May 2021 will not be available until spring 2021.

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Canadian fee details

Description Fall 2020 Winter 2021
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $2999.40 $2999.40
Administration Fee $18.40 $18.40
Capital Development Fee $77.08 $77.08
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 -
CSI Association Fee $84.50 $84.50
MC Master Nursing Learning Resource Fee $86.54 $86.54
MC Master Transcripts, Letters & Certificates $19.35 $19.35
McMaster Program Specific Fee $20.00 $20.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
Student Services $50.65 $50.65
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Documentation Fee $110.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $15.00 $15.00
CSI Legal Protection (optional) $30.00 -
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $3.50 $3.50
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $3969.92 $3534.92
Year Total   $7504.84

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Financial assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

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Delivery sequence - September 2021 - Kitchener – Doon

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