Two year advanced standing track program


If you are a Queen’s University student applying to the AST program and still need a physiology course, Physiology 210 may be offered in the Winter term through Continuing and Distance Studies.



The philosophy of Queen’s University School of Nursing is consistent with the mission and vision of Queen’s University and reflects the nursing faculty belief that exemplary nursing practice is built upon the foundational blocks of the sciences and arts.  The purpose of the nursing program is to educate individuals to competently address the health needs of individuals, families, and communities in a variety of environments.  Central to the program are the five core concepts of client, health, environment, quality, and transitions. 
Nursing is a dynamic profession requiring critical and reflective thinking based on current scientific rationale, as well as humanistic perspectives.  Partnering with individuals, families, and communities, nurses assist their clients through various life transitions, using sound decision-making and therapeutic communication in their interactions.  Competent care requires not only an understanding of bio-psychosocial processes, but also the socio-environmental and cultural contexts that affect clients, families, and communities.
We believe these approaches to academic excellence prepare practitioners to make caring connections and allow learners to transition – integrating sciences, humanities, and evidence-based health care – into their professional roles as nurses and life-long learners.   We believe students should have the opportunity to learn interprofessionally with, from, and about each other.  Students learn best from nursing faculty and nursing role models who foster caring and inquiry into human transitions from theoretical, practice, and research perspectives.



Please see page 8, #2 near bottom of page on our Current Academic Calendar.


Admissions Details

 For students applying from other universities, please refer to Queen’s Undergraduate Admissions. Current Queen’s students should click here for Internal transfer Information.

From this web page you will be able to find information that will help you decide if Queen’s University is the best place for you to study nursing.  

There are opportunities throughout the year to visit the campus and we regularly give tours of the nursing building and facilities.  We will be delighted to welcome you and your family to come and ask questions.  The nursing program has a faculty and staff person who can talk to you in more depth to answer questions so please do not hesitate to contact us at

The School of Nursing welcomes Aboriginal applicants to the undergraduate programs. For more information, please refer to the School of Nursing calendaritem 6 of Academic Requirements.

Accreditation:  The Undergraduate Program (BNSc) has been granted a 7-year accreditation from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) as of July 2013.


B.N.Sc. Advanced Standing Track of Study 

The complete calendar can be downloaded by clicking here. The track of study is described on pp. 14-15. You will need Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat installed on your PC to view this file.

Additional Requirements upon Acceptance

Additional requirements upon acceptance can be found on pp. 20-21 of our Current Academic Calendar.


School of Nursing calendars are available for download in PDF format. You will need Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat installed on your PC to view them.