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8 Semesters (4 Years)
Credential Awarded
Honours Bachelor Degree

Seneca is delivering this program in an online format in January 2021. Learn more about technical requirements for online learning.

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent including six Grade 12 U or M courses with minimum grade of 70% and minimum average of 80%.


  • Mature applicant (20 years or older by the end of the calendar year of admission and has been out of high school for a minimum of two years) with a final grade of 70% and minimum four course average of 80% (must have completed any required math or science courses within the last five years).

Required courses - minimum final grade of 70% in each:

  • English: Grade 12 ENG 4(U)

  • Mathematics: any Grade 12(U) 

  • Biology: Grade 12 SBI 4(U)

  • Chemistry: Grade 12 SCH 4(U) or Physics: Grade 12 SPH 4(U)

Applicants who have previously attended postsecondary studies must disclose all previous transcripts and, in addition to the required courses, must achieve the following:

  • For Previous University Studies: At least four full courses or one year of full-time degree studies at a recognized university. GPA requirements will be determined annually.
  • For Previous College Studies: At least two full semesters or one year of full-time studies at a recognized college with a minimum GPA of 3.3 (B+/75% or equivalent).

Failure to disclose all previous postsecondary transcripts may result in immediate disqualification from consideration, or removal from the program.

For further information, please see the York University Transfer Students page.

All applicants must meet BScN Language Proficiency requirements (one of the following):

  • four full years of study in Canada in English or French at the secondary school level;

  • four full years at the secondary school level in English in a country where English is a primary language;

  • the equivalent of one full year of an accredited university degree program in English in a country where English is a primary language; 

  • two full years of study in an accredited college diploma program in English in a country where English is a primary language.

If you do not meet the above criteria, you must complete an acceptable English language proficiency test and earn an appropriate score. Test results should be sent to

Additional Information

This is a highly-competitive program. Meeting admission requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Applicants are ranked and selected for offers of admission based on the overall strength of their academics. 


To be eligible for practicum placements, prior to first placement, students must complete a Clinical Preparedness Permit, which includes:

  • A valid certificate in Basic Rescuer Level Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Health Care Provider
  • A current medical and immunization report
  • A current clear police record check 
  • A record of mask fit testing