The Trent/Fleming School of Nursing encourages qualified applicants to consider one of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc.N.) program pathways below. 

Follow the program links for more detailed information about admission requirements, including academic requirements and the CASPer test.

You will also find additional information about:

  • Application deadline
  • CASPer test
  • Non Academic requirements for clinical placement
  • Requisite skills and abilities
  • Nursing Admissions contact information

Options for Completing your Nursing Degree


Collaborative Program The Collaborative program is available to applicants entering from high school or those who have completed some post-secondary education
Compressed Program Applicants who are currently registered in or have completed at least two years of an undergraduate degree program can fast track to complete their degree in 28 months.  We encourage applicants from a broad range of disciplines, possessing the minimum prerequisites.
Trent-George Brown R.P.N. Bridge to B.Sc.N

Open to graduates from any community college two-year Practical Nursing diploma program who are registered in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario.

Upon successful completion of the Bridge year students will  move on to Trent's B.Sc.N. program offered at the George Brown site.

For more information about entry into the Bridge year and admissions eligibility visit:

Fleming Practical Nursing Diploma to B.Sc.N. Articulation Agreement

Recent graduates of the Practical Nursing diploma program at Fleming College, with a minimum 75% overall average may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Compressed or Collaborative Program on an advanced standing basis.   

Admission to the B.Sc.N. program is competitive.  Successful applicants will receive 5 credits towards completion of the 20-credit B.Sc.N. degree.

Diploma in Foundations of Indigenous Learning for Future Nursing Students

A two-year program for Indigenous students who have the equivalent of Grade 12 or who qualify as mature students looking to bridge into Nursing.  All courses from this diploma program receive university credit and students who complete the diploma and meet the requirements are admitted to the B.Sc.N. degree.

For more information contact Indigenous Studies


Additional Information

Application Deadline

The deadline to apply to the Collaborative and Compressed programs is February 16, 2018.

CASPer Test


All applicants to the Collaborative and Compressed programs will complete the online CASPer test as part of our admissions process.

Canadian Nursing School applicant test dates are:

November 19, 2017

January 24, 2018

February 11, 2018

February 22, 2018

Details about the CASPer test and registration information can be found at and CASPer Frequently Asked Questions.


Non-Academic Requirements for Clinical Placement

After admission to the nursing program students are required to complete the Non-Academic Requirements necessary for clinical placement.

Requisite Skills & Abilities for Nursing Practice

The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) has identified the Requisite Skills and Abilities for nursing practice in Ontario.  The document is intended to provide information for prospective nursing students, and others, about the general demands and performance expectations of nurses in Ontario.  You can use these to help you gauge your personal fit with the requirements for nursing practice as a career choice.

While the CNO has no role in admission of students to nursing programs, students on graduation apply to the College for membership; this is required of anyone who wants to practise nursing in Ontario.  "At the completion of their nursing educational program all student nurses must demonstrate the capacity to meet the College of Nurses of Ontario's (CNO) Entry-to-Practice Competencies for Ontario Registered Practical Nurses or National Competencies in the context of entry-level Registered Nurse practice and be able to practise within the context of CNO's nursing practice standards" (CNO, Requisite Skills and Abilities Fact Sheet).  In order to meet these entry-to-practice competencies certain skills and abilities are required.

If you decided on nursing as a career we recommend that you read the Requisite Skills and Abilities Fact Sheet to ensure that you have the requisite skills and abilities for nursing practice in Ontario.  If you have further questions about nursing as a career please contact the Enrolment Advisor, Nursing.

Contact Nursing Admissions

Questions about admission to the nursing program? You can reach us the following ways: