About Seneca College
Seneca offers more than an education. With campuses throughout the Greater Toronto Area, Seneca’s size and diversity give students the advantage of partnerships with industry leaders, the latest in hands-on computer technology, a variety of class sizes, and full-time, part-time and continuing education options. Education should be flexible and accessible, so Seneca also employs various methods of teaching – from in-class lectures and online learning to co-op and field placements – in programs related to applied arts, business, financial services and technology.
In this four-year degree program, you will gain a solid foundation in human anatomy, physiology and complementary subjects in general education, as well as a minimum of 1,200 hours of clinical experience. Your studies will include nursing theory, nursing practice, professional issues, human anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, psychology and General Education. To improve your likelihood of success while studying in BSCN, we recommend limiting employment to less than eight hours per week. In order to practice in Ontario as a Registered Nurse, Nursing program graduates must be successful in the Registration Examination administered by the College of Nurses of Ontario and must maintain their certificate of competence thereafter. As a result of regulations arising out of the Nursing Act 1991, applicants for registration in Ontario must not have been convicted of: A criminal offence OR An offence under the Narcotic Control Act (Canada) or the Food and Drugs Act (Canada) Applicants who do not meet this requirement will be reviewed by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) to determine if registration will be granted. Successful Ontario registrants are eligible for registration throughout Canada (French required in Quebec).
Seneca College offers the Nursing program in collaboration with York University. Successfully complete the first two years (four semesters) of this program and you will be eligible to continue on to York University to complete two additional years leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Honours) Degree. You’ll be required to meet York University admission requirements. The Collaborative BScN program is a four-year full-time program. Students normally must complete this program within six (6) calendar years (18 semesters) from the time of admission.