Pathway Summary


Pathway ID
Pathway Title
Practical Nursing Diploma and Bridging Certificate to Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Degree Completion
Pathway Last Updated

Sending Institution Information

Sending Institution
Fleming College
Health, Food and Medical, Recreation
Program Area
Nursing, Medical/Dental Care/Therapies/Technologies
Program Title
Practical Nursing / Soins Infirmiers Auxiliaires

Receiving Institution Information

Receiving Institution
Ryerson University
Health and Medicine
Program Area
Midwifery, Nursing
Program Title
Nursing - Post Diploma Degree Completion

Contact Procedures

Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment

Ryerson University

350 Victoria Street

Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2K3

Telephone: 416-979-5036


Pathway Details

Terms for renewal or cancellation

Ryerson University will periodically review this transfer pathway, making amendments as appropriate. Students enrolled at the time of any change shall be allowed to complete their degree based on the original terms of their offer of admission to Ryerson University.  While every effort is made to ensure accuracy on this site, in the event of a discrepancy, Ryerson's current Undergraduate Calendar(s) is the official reference document.

Eligibility for Pathway

Applicants must be a graduate of a Practical Nursing Diploma program from a public Ontario College with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher, and contain no repeated courses or failures on their academic transcript.



Applicants must be a graduate from a Ryerson-approved bridging program with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher, and contain no repeated courses or failures on their academic transcript.  The bridging program must be completed within the past five academic years.



Applicants must demonstrate proof of eligibility for registration as a Registered Practical Nurse in Ontario.

Credit transfer

This is a specially-designed Degree Completion program for graduates of acceptable college diploma programs. Graduation from a relevant college diploma program is required for admission and students must complete 19 one-term course equivalents to qualify for this Bachelor's Degree.

Credits that must be achieved at the receiving institution

The number of credits required to graduate from the program is 19 one-term course equivalents.

Anticipated normal schedule of student progression

Students normally complete the full-time program in two years. Students are required to complete the part-time program in no more than seven years. Most students will complete the program in less time by planning their course selections carefully.

Credential(s) to be granted on successful completion of all required components

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)
Ryerson University degrees are equivalent to the Honours degree required for admission consideration for graduate studies and professional programs.

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