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Indigenous Applicants

For one-on-one advice and guidance about applying through the indigenous admission pathway

please contact our Indigenous Recruitment and Access Coordinator (

Queen's School of Nursing supports the mission of the Indigenous Nurses Association of Canada to “improve the health of Indigenous people, by supporting Indigenous Nurses and by promoting the development and practice of Indigenous Health Nursing.” Nurses play a vital role in Indigenous settings, particularly on-reserve, where nurses may be the only constant primary care provider. Queen’s School of Nursing recognizes the unique health inequities faced by Indigenous people across Canada and the importance of increasing the number of Indigenous nurses in Canada.

Queen’s School of Nursing offers Indigenous candidates an additional and alternative pathway for admission to the first year of a full-time, first-entry undergraduate degree program.

Indigenous candidates must apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) and should expect to meet the general admission conditions for each program (at minimum the university admission average of 75%) and deadlines for undergraduate admission, including completion of the Personal Statement of Experience (PSE) and any applicable supplementary essays.

Students who are admitted under this policy will be encouraged to make use of the academic advising and academic support services available to all students at Queen’s University. Students will be introduced to the contacts and services available at the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre during the application process, upon admission, and during Orientation Week.

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