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General Arts & Science – Nursing Preparation University Transfer


General Arts & Science – Nursing Preparation University Transfer


General Arts & Science – Nursing Preparation University Transfer

General Arts and Science – Nursing Preparation UOIT Transfer

Program Description

The General Arts and Science Nursing Preparation UOIT stream is designed for individuals interested in pursuing studies in the Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program delivered by Durham College and UOIT and other Health Science programs offered by UOIT. This option is identical to the Health Preparation stream, except GASN students are also required to complete Statistics (MATH1108) – an entrance requirement for the Collaborative BScN program. This two-semester program is specifically designed for individuals who would like to strengthen their science, communication, and/or mathematics skills as well as familiarize themselves with college life and college workload before entering a university setting.

Overall students will be required to complete six (three-credit) courses per semester (12 courses in total). These include five core (or mandatory) courses including Communications (two), Computers (one), Mathematics for Science (one) and Preparing for Academic Success (one). In addition, seven non-core courses are also taken including Biology (two), Chemistry (two), Statistics (one) as well as a wide variety of general education electives (two) chosen based on student interests, future career goals, and/or in consultation with their student advisor. Individual academic planning assistance is also offered by the student advisor and it is strongly encouraged for students to meet with their advisor before selecting their courses. Some General Arts and Science courses are also transferable to other post-secondary programs.


  1. It is each student’s responsibility to ensure that the courses he or she is registered in are appropriate for the stated admission requirements for future program choices.
  2. Successful completion of the GASN certificate does not guarantee admission into UOIT or other post-secondary programs.
  3. The January intake of the General Arts and Science Nursing Preparation UOIT stream may not line up with application deadlines for a Fall start. Please be sure to check the website for application deadlines at the institution you intend to apply to.
  4. Each educational institution determines its own admission requirements. If you plan to attend any university other than UOIT or a college, please ensure that courses taken meet its admission requirements.
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Admission Requirements

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Career Options

As a graduate you can proceed to full-time employment or further your studies in another college diploma, advanced diploma, or university degree program.

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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
Compulsory Ancillary


Program Incidental$0$0
Total Fees:$3,991$14,163

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials

Qualified graduates can apply to the collaborative BScN UOIT/ Durham College program and Durham College’s Practical Nursing program, and may also be eligible to apply their academic credits towards further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities.

Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

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  • code: GASN
  • Program length: Two semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Certificate
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Interdisciplinary Studies (IS)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,851 (CDN)
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