Admissions - September 2022
- For admission requirements for Fall 2022, please see the McMaster University website at:https://nursing.mcmaster.ca/prospective-students/admission#post
- This is a limited enrolment program. Possession of the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.
- All applicants are required to complete an online assessment (CASPer™) as part of the admission process.
- Testing dates for the Fall 2022 academic year are as follows:
- Thursday, November 4th @ 8:00 pm
- Thursday, December 2nd @ 8:00 pm
- Tuesday, January 13th @ 5:00 pm
- Tuesday, February 1st @ 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm
- Tuesday, March 1st @ 8:00 pm
- Final selection is made using a formula that combines academic strength with the score on the CASPer™ assessment.
- University degree credit courses completed prior to admission will be assessed for transfer credit following admission to the program.
- Mandatory work-integrated learning (WIL) document requirements must be completed by students prior to student field/clinical WIL experiences. Successful WIL completion is required for students to progress to program completion. To qualify for field/clinical WIL learning experiences, students must present the following at the start of the program in accordance with pre-admission information provided by the College:
- A complete immunization record including MMR, polio, Tdap, varicella, COVID-19, and hepatitis B. Seasonal flu vaccination is required during flu season (October – March).
- TB Testing: Evidence of current 2-step or previous 2-step + current 1-step if more than one year has passed since 2-step testing.
- Standard First Aid and CPR – BLS level (must be completed in Canada)
- An annual Police Check for Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) to be completed in Canada. Police Checks must be clear of any unpardoned criminal offences. An unclear criminal record may result in the inability to participate in WIL experiences which will jeopardize progress in the program. Acceptance for WIL is at the discretion of the agency; some agencies may request students to provide a VSS completed within six months of WIL start date. Students with criminal records are advised to meet with the program chair for academic counselling to determine program suitability.
- Students are responsible for all costs associated with becoming certified in CPR BLS level and in maintaining this certification during the program. In addition, students are responsible for costs associated with respirator fit testing required for WIL experiences practice.
- Travel within the program: Students are responsible for arranging their own travel to and from learning settings external to the College and for covering all costs incurred.
Pre-Workplace-Integrated Learning (WIL) FAQ
You are taking the first steps to becoming a professional through your program at Conestoga College.
Realizing your vision of having a high-performing career in your field of choice requires that you start your program having met the document requirements that are mandatory for new employees in your field. The WIL document requirements that are
your program can be found in the
Student Portal under the
Services tab (scroll down the page and select the
Pathways and credit transfer
Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.
The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College. Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.