|Campus:||Sudbury (also offered in Timmins, Sault Ste Marie, Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston, in collaboration with community colleges)|
Nursing is a knowledge-based profession that includes an exciting blend of science, mathematics, psychology, anthropology,organizational management and sociology, to name a few. Nursing education addresses each of these areas and prepares the student for a lifelong career locally or abroad with opportunities in acute care hospitals, public health, community healthcare, telehealth, outpost nursing, research, education, healthcare management, health policy development, and much more. Nursing students at Laurentian University have many advantages: the LU School of Nursing (LUSN) faculty members have a wide variety of nursing experience and expertise.
We boast a state-of-the-art clinical learning laboratory and a world-class library facility. Sudbury is the medical referral centre for northeastern Ontario. The resulting comprehensive healthcare system allows for a variety of specialized learning opportunities for nursing students. Our students are part of the larger university community and are able to benefit from the expertise of many other disciplines such as midwifery, human kinetics, social work and medicine. They are able to participate in all that university life has to offer. In addition, students may wish to enhance their learning by assisting with research or participating in professional nursing organizations.
Laurentian University’s School of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) in both French and English. LUSN has responded to changes in the nursing profession as well as in healthcare by offering a post-RN program, web-based courses, Nurse Practitioner Certification (Graduate Diploma) and a MScN degree. The Laurentian BScN degree program is also offered in English at Cambrian College, Northern College, Sault College and St. Lawrence College.
• Four-year program leads to an Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)
• Limited enrolment program: 65 students/year – English; 25 students/year – French
• Students have clinical hours beginning in first year
Designed in 2000, the curriculum of the BScN program stresses health promotion and wellness, while continuing to focus on care for ill persons. The BScN program is based on an existential educational philosophy adopted from the University of Victoria’s Collaborative Curriculum, 1994. Responsively and proactively, the philosophy is continually evolving, articulated and actualized in each course of the program, as are the meta-concepts of caring and health promotion. The program’s philosophy reflects a commitment to humanistic, feminist, phenomenological, and socially critical perspectives which consider the changing healthcare needs of society. These perspectives are reflected in how faculty members conceptualize nursing, professional caring, persons, health and healing, and curriculum.
Graduates of the BScN program are prepared to practice nursing with a health promotion perspective and professional caring attitude within a variety of settings and contexts with a diverse client population. They are independent, self-directed and self-motivated, and value and utilize critical thinking approaches. Graduates are self-reflective, self-evaluative, responsible, accountable, and able to make clinical judgements based on different ways of knowing, including critical thinking and intuition. They create and influence the future of nursing practice at the political, social, and professional levels by responding to and anticipating the changing needs of society. Furthermore, they are prepared to meet the professional and educational practice requirements as identified by the College of Nurses of Ontario Standards of Nursing Practice for Registered Nurses, the Guidelines for Ethical Behaviour in Nursing, and the Canadian Association of University Schools of Nursing Statement on Baccalaureate Education.
If you are thinking of becoming a nurse you are referred to the College of Nurses (CNO) website regarding Requisite Skills and Abilities
First-year course overview
+ electives (6 cr) in humanities or social sciences
Admission requirements based on Grade 12 4U/M courses:
• One 4U English or 1 Français (depending on language of study)
• One 4U Biology
• One 4U Chemistry
• One 4U Mathematics (for students who begin in Fall 2015)
• Two other 4U/M courses
• Minimum average of 75%
Students transferring from other university nursing programs complete a minimum 2 year full-time residency at Laurentian University to obtain a BScN degree at Laurentian University.
Education, graduate studies, home care, palliative care, nursing in various hospital units and healthcare settings, research…
Credit transfer opportunities are available from other recognized postsecondary institutions and are typically evaluated on an individual basis. Some fast-tracking opportunities also exist.
Formal collaborative agreements with Cambrian, Boréal, Northern, Sault and St. Lawrence colleges are also in place for this program.