The compressed program offers students with sufficient university credits the option to fast track through the program in less than three years.
- OUAC application code: RFN
- Start date: September
- Program length: 28 months
- Intake: 100 students
- Location: Peterborough Symons campus
- OUAC application deadline: February 18, 2022
Compressed Program Admission Requirements
In addition to meeting the academic prerequisites, all applicants are required to complete the CASPer assessment.
All applicants should be aware of the Ontario requirements for study in a nursing degree program.
Prerequisite Course Equivalents
|Secondary School||Not eligible for admission|
|College||Available to recent graduates from the Fleming College Practical Nursing diploma program who are registered in good standing with the CNO.||A minimum average of 75.|
One university semester of:
or a combination of university and secondary school 4U or college prerequisite courses (see the Collaborative program requirements for minimum prerequisite grades)
|A minimum average of 70 calculated on the last ten (10) university full-course equivalents (two years of an undergraduate degree program)|
*For admission consideration Intro to Psychology courses must have been completed within the past ten years. Applicants with sufficient additional transfer credits (i.e., 1.0 third or fourth year elective transfer credits) may have the psychology course requirement waived for admission.
+The English requirement can be waived for domestic applicants with two or more years of full-time study at an institution where the language of instruction was English.
Applicants can meet the prerequisite subjects through a combination of secondary, college, and university subjects. See the Collaborative program admission page for details on secondary and college courses and their minimum averages.
For example, an applicant will meet the prerequisite requirements if they took one semester of math and biology at university and completed Grade 12 4U Chemistry.
Prerequisite courses should have been taken within the last 10 years.
Having prerequisite courses completed or in progress at the time of application makes an applicant more competitive.
Pre-health Certificate Programs
Applicants who have attended university or a Practical Nurse diploma program can use a pre-health certificate program only to meet subject prerequisites.
Fleming College Practical Nursing Applicants
Graduates of Fleming College's Practical Nursing diploma must be registered in good standing with the CNO preceding the September start date. Proof of registration must be received by August 15.
Applicants to the Compressed program are required to complete the online CASPer Test.
Details about the test (including registration and test dates) can be found at CASPer's website
The Canadian undergraduate nursing applicant test (CSP-10202 – Canadian Undergraduate Health Sciences) dates for the September 2022 intake are:
Nov 4, 2021 - 8:00 PM EDT
Dec 2, 2021 - 8:00 PM EDT
Jan 13, 2022 - 5:00 PM EST
Feb 1, 2022 - 5:00 PM EST
Feb 1, 2022 - 8:00 PM EST
Mar 1, 2022 - 8:00 PM EST
CASPer test results are valid for one admissions cycle. Applicants who have already taken the test in previous years will therefore be expected to re-take it.
How to Apply
Applications for the B.Sc.N. Compressed program are submitted to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC). Our fully integrated B.Sc.N. model means that you are registered as a university student for the duration of the program.
The application process is competitive and admission is offered to the best-qualified candidates.
Post-secondary applicants that have attended Ontario institutions can order their transcripts through the OUAC. Other transcripts can be mailed to Admissions, Trent University, 1600 West Bank Drive, Peterborough, ON, K9L 0G2.
Additional application information
Important additional applicant information is available for the following candidates:
- Trent students
- international students
- internationally educated nurses or physicians
- mature applicants
- nursing transfer students
Contact Nursing Admissions
Questions about admission to the nursing program? You can reach us in the following ways:
- Call 1-855-MY-TRENT ask for Nursing Admissions
- Email email@example.com
- Book an appointment with Trent's Nursing Enrolment Advisor