I have read several posts stating that a BSN is required for licensure in Ontario. I have also read that those with an ADN, a bachelor's in another field, and an MSN would NOT be eligible for licensure in Ontario (there a several programs in the US that offer MSNs to ADN nurses with bachelor's in other fields).
Similarly, it has been said that those who attend a direct-entry master's program in nursing (i.e., those with a non-nursing bachelor's who enter nursing at the master's level--without acquiring a BSN along the way) would still be ineligible for licensure in Ontario. Nevertheless, it seems inconceivable to me that a graduate of, say, Yale's direct-entry master's program would ineligible for licensure in Ontario.
So, could someone please clarify this matter for me, once and for all? Is a bachelor's degree in nursing the MINIMUM entry requirement for licensure in Ontario or is it an ABSOLUTE requirement, regardless of the attainment of graduate degree(s) in nursing?
I know this or similar questions have been asked before, but as requirements change, I wondered if anyone had additional information.
Thanks in advance!