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Graduation & Entry to Practice


Graduation and Convocation Processes are completed by the Office of the Registrar.
Find more information for graduating students here.

Even if you do not intend to participate in the Convocation ceremonies, it’s important to complete the online Graduation Information Centre (GIC) form to let the Registrar’s Office know how you would like to receive your diploma (i.e. have it mailed or plan to pick it up in person).

You may access the GIC through Mosaic > Student Centre > Graduation and Convocation.

Entry to Practice

Choose where you would like to Register as a Nurse

The School of Nursing BScN Program Office automatically provides the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) with the names and contact information for all Level 4 students who are expected to complete their BScN degree based on the timelines below.

Find helpful information in the CNO Registration Guide.

Notification #1 notifies the CNO that a student is enrolled in the required courses and is anticipated to complete all program requirements at the end of the term.

*It is very important for your biographical information in Mosaic to be accurate so the correct information is shared with the CNO. Mosaic > Student Centre > Personal Information

Please ensure you have completed the Consent 'Quiz' on Avenue to Learn in CNO Consent. Information is sent to student via email from Academic Advising about this quiz in early Fall.

Once the CNO receives this information and enters it on their end, they will send out an email notifying the student to sign up to the CNO online portal.
DO NOT sign up prior to receiving the email, this will only delay the CNO with your information. 

Notification #2 notifies the CNO that a student has successfully completed all academic program requirements and is approved for graduation at the next convocation ceremony.

Any further communication from the CNO to Student will be done through the online portal. 

Notification #1

Notification #2

Expected Term of Program Completion:

Expected Program Completion Notification sent to CNO in:

Confirmation of Program Completion Notification sent to CNO in:


Late July

Late December


Late November

Late April


Late July

​Late August

The process for an assessment of credentials begins with you contacting the nursing regulatory body in the province/country in which you wish to work.

They will provide you with forms that must be completed by the School of Nursing.

Please send this package of forms to:

Mediha Kadic
School of Nursing
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West, HSC-2J36
Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1

Please request a transcript from the Office of the Registrar.

The transcript should be addressed to the nursing regulatory body in the country or province in which you wish to register and also be sent to the School of Nursing in HSC 2J36.

The School of Nursing will complete the forms and send them directly to the nursing regulatory body to which you are applying.  Forms are sent to the Regulatory body by courier.

PLEASE NOTE: Completion of the forms will take approximately 16 weeks depending on the complexity of the application.

All application questions are to be directed to

As of September 1, 2017, the fee for each set of forms is $250.00.

The following methods of payment are accepted:

  1. Cheque – made out to McMaster University
  2. Cash

If you prefer your forms to be sent overseas via courier, please note the additional fee:

  • United Kingdom $75.00
  • Australia/New Zealand $100.00
  • Other destinations - To be determined individually

Note: This courier service will be International Economy with a delivery time of 2-5 business days.

You must attach the assessment-of-credentials-form and Summary Sheet (pages 3 & 4) of ​the document with your package of forms.

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