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Graduating BScN students are getting ready to join the nursing workforce

Apr 3, 2020


Approximately 440 students will graduate from the nursing program at McMaster this spring. They’re ready to take their places in healthcare as soon as they have met the requirements needed to obtain licensure from the College of Nurses of Ontario. The College of Nurses receives confirmation from McMaster that each student has successfully completed the program. Our program is working to move this process ahead as quickly as possible. 

Dr. Joanna Pierazzo, the assistant dean of undergraduate nursing programs at McMaster University, says, “The review process is similar to previous years. With satisfactory completion of all Program requirements including any outstanding concerns of professionalism, we will process the student grades. Following this, we will submit all paperwork to the College of Nurses. The timeline for this process is typically early May. Given the current calls to action in health care, we have prioritized the Level 4 BScN students in our reviewing process and have moved up this timeline to mid-April. Students should review the College of Nurses website ( for information related to temporary licensure.”

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