Additional Application Information

All applicants should be aware of the Ontario requirements for study in a nursing degree program

International Applicants

If you are an international applicant, please consult the How To Apply page.

Application deadline for the collaborative and compressed nursing streams: February 14, 2020

Internationally Educated Nurses or Physicians

Trent does not offer a program for internationally educated nurses. Individuals who have completed a B.Sc.Nursing (or equivalent) or who hold a Registered Nurse license in another country are not admitted to the program.

In addition, the program is not structured to support the admission of individuals who have completed physician education internationally or domestically.

Mature Applicants

Mature applicants are required to meet the minimum admission requirements as published.  Applicants that do not possess the prerequisites may be admitted as mature students to another program and apply to transfer for the following year.  For information about transferring as a Trent student see the requirements listed below.

Nursing Transfer Students

Students wishing to transfer from another nursing program must meet the admission requirements as listed above. In addition, students must be eligible to continue or return to their previous nursing program. The completion of a waiver allowing the Dean of the Trent/Fleming School of Nursing to contact the Dean of the applicant's previous institution is required.

Transfer credits will be evaluated upon admission to the program. Students may be required to provide course syllabi for transfer credit evaluation and credit may be given for courses that are comparable to the nursing program curriculum. The maximum number of transferable credits is 10.0 full credits.

Trent does not offer a post-R.N. to B.Sc.N. program. Individuals holding current registration as an R.N. (or equivalent) with the College of Nurses of Ontario, any other Canadian nursing regulatory body, or internationally, are not eligible for admission to the School of Nursing. Individuals are not eligible for admission if they already hold a B.Sc.N. (or equivalent) degree.

Trent Students

Current Trent students can apply to the nursing program in November (for the following September intake) by completing the Application to Transfer to the B.Sc.Nursing form found on myTrent, under the Academic tab. The deadline to apply is January 31.

Please review the Application Information for Current Trent Students document for admission requirements.

Former Trent students should review the application information available at

Trent students are required to take the CASPer test. Details about the test (including registration and test dates) can be found at

Canadian Nursing School applicant test dates are:

Oct 17, 2019 - 5:00 PM EDT
Oct 20, 2019 - 1:00 PM EDT
Nov 26, 2019 - 5:00 PM EST
Jan 14, 2020 - 8:00 PM EST
Feb 11, 2020 - 5:00 PM EST
Feb 11, 2020 - 8:00 PM EST
Feb 23, 2020 - 1:00 PM EST
Feb 23, 2020 - 4:00 PM EST

Contact Nursing Admissions

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