Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

Nursing Programs at StFX

Program Specific Deadlines –applications must be received between when the application opens and before the deadline to apply for admission consideration.

 Application opens

 Deadline to Apply

 Program

 Start Date

September 30, 2020

February 28, 2021

4-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing

September 2021

February 28, 2021

LPN to BScN (On Campus and Distance)

May 2021

August 3, 2021

Accelerated Nursing

January 2022

Students who wish to be considered for a StFX Nursing program must meet both the academic requirements outlined below, and complete the CASPer test by the applicable deadline. StFX uses a combination of both your academic performance and CASPer score in consideration for admission. The application deadlines above are aligned with the last applicable date to write CASPer for admission consideration for each respective Nursing program.

Please see the link here for CASPer test dates and information on how to register.

Admissions to our Nursing program options is competitive, meeting the minimum average does not guarantee admission.

4-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Deadline to apply February 28, 2021

Requirements:

  1. Grade 12 courses (at the University or Academic level) completed or currently in progress:
  • English 12
  • Math 12
  • Biology 12
  • Chemistry 12
  • Plus one additional Grade 12 university preparatory course.

      2. Completion of CASPer by February 28, 2021.

Students are assessed on five program requirements for admission using completed Grade 12 pre-requisites with remaining pre-requisites from Grade 11 if final Grade 12 grades are not available. Please note due to COVID-19 we recognize that all students may not possess numerical grades from Grade 11, please contact admit@stfx.ca if this is the case for you.

StFX will release early offers of Admission to Nursing in the Fall of 2020 for September 2021 entry. Students who wish to be eligible for an early offer must complete CASPer in October or November. Students will be notified by email of acceptance. Please note applicants will be reviewed for admission each round of offers that are released. The final round of offers will be released in March and all applicants will receive notification of the decision on their application at that time.

We recommend students applying to the Nursing program select a second choice program with their first choice application to Nursing. Students who receive an offer to their second choice program can accept an offer to Residence before Nursing offers have been released and will receive equal consideration to their first choice of Nursing. Transfer students, please submit both post-secondary transcripts as well as secondary.

LPN-BScN

Deadline to apply February 28, 2021

Cape Breton University and St. Francis Xavier University have partnered on a pathway for qualified LPNs to apply to BScN. Frequently asked questions about the program can be found here.

Requirements:

  1. Two year Diploma from Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC). Graduated 2008 or later.
  2. Minimum 75% overall average in both years of the diploma program.
  3. Total of 1800 hours of work experience within the last two years (require a letter of verification from employer)
  4. Current LPN License
  5. Completion of CASPer by February 28, 2021.
  6. Students who have completed post-secondary studies in addition to the LPN Diploma, please submit all post secondary academic history by February 28, 2021.

 

BSc in Nursing - Accelerated 2 year option 

Deadline to apply August 3, 2021

Requirements:

  1. Applicants must have all required courses completed at the university level by September 1, 2021 and within 10 years of the program start date.
  2. Please submit all transcripts by August 3, 2021. If you are in progress with a Summer term course, this is acceptable so long as the final grade is available by September 1, 2021.
  3. The required core and open courses must have a minimum grade of 65% each, with an overall average of 70% or higher.
  4. Core course requirements completed at the university level by September 1, 2021:
    • Six credits in Human Anatomy and Human Physiology, minimum three credits in each. Lab component in both is required (virtual labs are accepted).
    • Three credits in Microbiology
    • Three credits in English
    • Three credits in Statistics
  5. Fifteen credits in open electives completed at the university level by September 1, 2021.
  6. Completion of CASPer by August 3, 2021.

Please submit course descriptions for your core requirement courses upon application to support the admissibility of each course.

Admission to this program is competitive and possession of the minimum requirements does not ensure acceptance into the program.

 

Post RN BScN Program

More information on the the Post RN BScN program

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