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BScN Collaborative College Partnerships
In 2000, as a result of provincial BScN degree entry-to-practice requirements for registered nurses in Ontario, Laurentian University entered into a formal collaborative educational partnership with Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Sciences, Northern College of Applied Arts and Sciences, and Sault College of Applied Arts and Science. Upon admission to the program, students may complete all four years of the program at the institution to which they have been accepted. In 2005, Laurentian University also entered into a formal collaborative educational partnership with St. Lawrence College encompassing its Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston sites to facilitate access to BScN education. Please refer to the individual college websites for more information.
Links to Collaborative Sites:
School of Nursing
Office: L-512, Toll free: 1-800-461-4030 ext. 6589
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Four-year program leads to an Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)
Students have clinical hours beginning in first year
A minimum intake of six seats each year designated for First Nations, Metis or Inuit students.
Also available: Nurse Practitioner Graduate Diploma, must be in practice as an RN at least two years before applying.
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 stateof-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 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.
***Please not that the School of Nursing campus program site is currently not accepting transfers due to clinical and resource limitations.
1 grade 12 English U/M course
1 grade 12 U Biology
1 grade 12 U Chemistry
1 grade 12 U/M Math
2 other grade 12 U/M courses
A minimum overall average of 75% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses
Once accepted in the program, students must submit to the Nursing department a health assessment form (completed by the student) and proof of up-to-date immunization.
In line with the University's tri-cultural mandate, the School of Nursing designates to the B.Sc.N. a minimum intake of six seats each year for First Nations, Métis, or Inuit Students.
Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.
Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.
Applicants from outside an Ontario High School
For Current Students
The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Starting on or after Sept. 2015)
Total - 124 credits
Year 1 (32 cr)
NURS 1004 Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring I (4 cr)
NURS 1056 Professional Growth I (3 cr)
NURS 1206 Relational Practice I (3 cr)
BIOL 2105 Human Anatomy and Physiology (6 cr)
Elective (3 cr)
NURS 1007 Health and Healing I (3 cr)
NURS 1094 Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring II (4 cr)
NURS 1207 Relational Practice II (3 cr)
BIOL 2105 Human Anatomy and Physiology (cont)
Elective (3 cr)
All first year required courses must be successfully completed before being enrolled in second year courses.
All students must successfully complete BIOL 2105 before enrolling in BIOL 2036 and CHMI 2220.
Year 2 (32 cr)
NURS 2084 Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring III (4 cr)
NURS 2006 Health and Healing II (3 cr)
BIOL 2036 Microbiology for the Health Sciences (3cr)
CHMI 2220 Clinical Chemistry (6 cr)
Elective (3 cr)
NURS 2144 Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring IV (7 cr)
NURS 2057 Professional Growth II (3 cr)
NURS 2107 Health and Healing III (3 cr)
CHMI 2220 (cont)
All second year required courses must be successfully completed before being enrolled in third year courses.
Year 3 (32 cr)
NURS 3005 Health and Healing IV (6 cr)
NURS 3084 Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring V (4 cr)
NURS 3056 Professional Growth III (3 cr)
NURS 3406 Nursing Inquiry and Praxis I (3 cr)
NURS 3206 Relational Practice III (3 cr)
NURS 3005 (cont)
NURS 3066 Professional Growth IV (3 cr)
NURS 3094 Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring VI (4 cr)
NURS 3416 Nursing Inquiry and Praxis II (3 cr)
Elective (3 cr)
All third year required courses must be successfully completed before being enrolled in fourth year courses.
Year 4 (28 cr)
NURS 4056 Professional Growth V (3 cr)
NURS 4084 Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring VII (4 cr)
NURS 4206 Relational Practice IV (3 cr)
NURS 4416 Nursing Inquiry and Praxis III (3 cr)
Elective (3 cr)
NURS 4057 Professional Growth VI (3 cr)
NURS 4094 Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring VIII (9 cr)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Starting prior to Sept. 2015)
NURS 1004E Self and Family Health
NURS 1007E Family Experience of a Family Health Challenge
NURS 1056E Introduction to Professional Growth
NURS 1094E Nursing Practice I
NURS 1206E Self and Others I: Personal Discovery
NURS 1207E Self and Others II: Interpersonal Relationships and Awareness
BIOL 2105E Human Anatomy and Physiology
6 elective credits
NURS 2006E Healing I: Episodic Health Challenges
NURS 2057E Professional Growth II: The Nursing Profession
NURS 2084E Nursing Practice II
NURS 2107E Pathophysiology: A Nursing Perspective
NURS 2144E Nursing Practice III: Complex Health Challenges
BIOL 2026E Introduction to Microbiology
CHMI 2220E Clinical Chemistry
3 elective credits
NURS 3005E Health III: Primary Care and Health Promotion
NURS 3056E Professional Growth III: Teaching/Learning in Professional Nursing Practice
NURS 3066E Professional Growth IV: Empowerment
NURS 3084E Nursing Practice IV
NURS 3094E Nursing Practice V
NURS 3206E Self and Others III: Helping Relationships
NURS 3406E Nursing Inquiry
NURS 3416E Nursing Research I
3 elective credits
NURS 4056E Professional Growth V: Nurses Influencing Change
NURS 4057E Professional Growth VI
NURS 4084E Nursing Practice VI
NURS 4094E Nursing Practice VII
NURS 4206E Self and Others IV: Group Process
NURS 4416E Nursing Research II
3 elective credits
Note: The minimum grade is C for all required NURS courses, as well as BIOL-2105, BIOL-2026, and CHMI-2220.
Program regulations for the BScN degree
Students transferring from other university nursing programs complete a minimum of 2 year fulltime residency at Laurentian University to obtain a BScN degree at Laurentian University.
To be in good academic standing and progress in the BScN program, a student must:
1) Meet all conditions of admission (dependent on criteria for year of admission into program)
2) Achieve a minimum of C in each required Nursing and Science Course
3) Achieve an overall average GPA of 3.5 in all passed courses.
4) Demonstrate satisfactory clinical and laboratory performance in courses where clinical experience is required. Failure to demonstrate satisfactory performance in these areas constitutes a failure in the course regardless of numerical grade; therefore all aspects of the course must be repeated.
5) Complete all course evaluation components.
6) Demonstrates safe, ethical, and professional practice as outlined by Laurentian University School of Nursing Code of Conduct, professional nursing regulatory bodies’ code of ethics and competencies and host clinical agencies. A student may be deemed unsafe in a practice course and may be removed from a practice course for this reason.
(*For students admitted Fall 2012 and prior, the following will apply:
Not fail more than 3 credits in any one year or in any sequence of 30 credits)
Program of Study
To register in any course, a student must meet all pre-requisites and co-requisites. Prior to being permitted to go into all nursing practice course clinical placements, prerequisite Mandatory Documentation is to be submitted to the School of Nursing Clinical Placement Planner by the established date on the Required Documentation form. If a student does not meet these requirements, the student is ineligible for clinical course registration and will be withdrawn from that course by the registrar.
A student who fails a nursing practice course and/or who has been absent from the BScN program or from a nursing practice course for one semester or more will be required to take NURS 2074 - Nursing Practice Re-Entry Lab, and must be successful in this course in order to continue in any subsequent nursing practice course.
A student is subject to a one year probationary period for failure to meet any of the above criteria under Academic Standing.
If a student meets the conditions of Academic Standing, and does not have any other failures, the student will be released from academic probation after successful completion of a minimum of twenty-four (24) credits, as per LU’s standards.
Withdrawal from the Program
A student is required to withdraw from the School of Nursing if while on probation, he or she:
1) Does not satisfy all conditions after one probationary year and does not attain good academic standing (refer again to Academic Standing criteria).
2) Fails to obtain the minimum academic grade and satisfactory clinical and lab performance where appropriate in any required course on a second attempt.
A student who is required to withdraw may petition the Senate Committee on Academic Regulations and Awards (ARA) for readmission after one calendar year. Such an appeal should have a recommendation from the director of the school before being considered by the committee.
Students in good academic standing who choose to discontinue their studies at the end of the first or any other year, with successful completion of that year, may apply for readmission with advanced standing. Cases are considered on an individual basis.
In addition to the regular tuition and general fees, students in the School of Nursing are required to purchase learning resources (e.g. textbooks, laboratory kits, etc.) and required uniforms. All expenses (e.g. travel, parking, accommodations, clinical make-up time) related to clinical placements are the responsibility of the student.
Attendance and preparation are mandatory for all program components including classes, laboratories, and clinical. Communication with the professor is mandatory for consideration of extenuating circumstances for absences and for academic counseling regarding progress in the course. These circumstances will be evaluated on an individual basis. The method for monitoring attendance is at the discretion of the course professor(s). Substantiating documentation may be required for absences.
Degree Requirements for Students Enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) Degree Program
The BScN program prepares individuals for nursing practice with health promotion and professional caring perspectives in a variety of settings with diverse populations. Students develop professional independence, self-directedness and critical thinking. Graduates are self-reflective, self-evaluative, responsible, accountable, and make clinical judgments based on the best evidence. They create and influence the future of nursing practice at a political, social and professional level by responding to and anticipating the changing needs of society. Furthermore, they are prepared to meet entry level professional practice requirements as identified by the College of Nurses of Ontario.
To graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a student must meet all stated degree requirements:
1) Complete all NURS courses including clinical requirements where appropriate with a C minimum grade in each
2) Complete all required Science courses with a minimum grade of C in each
3) Achieve a minimum overall average GPA of 3.5 on all passed courses (only courses approved by Laurentian University are included in the calculation of averages)
4) Complete all NURS courses for the BScN degree within 7 years of the first nursing course
(**For students admitted Fall 2012 and prior, the following will apply:
Complete all NURS courses for the BScN degree within 8 years of the first nursing course).
Palliative and End of Life Care - Statement of Professional Learning (offered online)
The program of study consists of six 1-credit modules at the undergraduate level. Students in the third year of the nursing program at Laurentian University and its collaborative partners, who have completed Year II, will be eligible to complete this Statement of Professional Learning, as they have the necessary foundation in nursing practice including knowledge of pharmacology and pathophysiology. Students need to have completed both NURS 2084 and NURS 2144, or equivalent.
NURS 3508E Philosophy of Palliative and End of Life
NURS 3518E Pain and Symptom Management I
NURS 3528E Pain and Sympton Management II
NURS 3538E Ethics and Legalities in Palliative and End of Life Care
NURS 3548E End of Life Care
NURS 3558E End of Life Care Practicum
BScN Program for Registered Nurses (Post RN)
- Admissions to the English Post RN program have been suspended
This program is designed for diploma prepared RN students to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Students admitted to, and enrolled in, the program must maintain an annual certificate of registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario or the equivalent in other jurisdictions.
Required Nursing Courses (39 credits)
NURS 2276E Nursing Healthy Individuals and Families
NURS 2286E Nursing Health Assessment
NURS 2296E Community Health Nursing
NURS 3316E Epidemiology and Biostatistics
NURS 3317E Issues and Directions in Nursing and health Care
NURS 4005E Theoretical Basis for Nursing Practice
NURS 4015E Nursing Research
NURS 4025E Critical Analysis of a Nursing Field
NURS 4035E Leadership Skills in Nursing Practice
Required Science Courses (12 credits)
BIOL 2110E Medical Microbiology
CHMI 2220E Clinical Chemistry
Electives (12 credits)
Students who do not have grade 12 Chemistry or its equivalent, or who completed the course over five years ago, must take CHMI 1031E Elementary Chemistry or CHMI 1041E Chemical Concepts prior to taking CHMI 2220.
Note: Minimum grade of C is required in all NURS course as well as the required Science courses.
Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring I
Health and Healing I Challenge
Professional Growth I
Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring II
Relational Practice I
Relational Practice II Relationships and Awareness
Health and Healing II
Professional Growth II
Nursing Practice Reentry Laboratory
Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring III
Health and Healing III
Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring IV
Nursing Healthy Individuals and Families
Nursing Health Assessment
Community Health Nursing
Health and Healing IV
Professional Growth III
Professional Growth IV
Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring V
Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring VI
Relational Practice III Relationships
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Issues and Directions in Nursing and Health Care
Nursing Inquiry and Praxis I
Nursing Inquiry and Praxis II
The Evolution of Nursing Knowledge
Professional Growth V
Professional Growth VI
Professional Growth VI
Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring VII
Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring VIII
Relational Practice IV
Nursing Inquiry and Praxis III
Sessional Faculty (Theory and Clinical)
- Bailey, Maigan
- Barnes (Morphet), Candace
- Bazinet, Lisa
- Beatty, Gail (no current email)
- Beauchamp, Philip
- Belanger, Chantal
- Belshaw-Merrick, Krista
- Berthiaume, Annie
- Bilinsky, Laryssa
- Bodson, Angele
- Budgell, Carrie Patry
- Budhwani (Bazinet), Meagan
- Camilli (Gagnon), Sherrie
- Camps, Chad
- Chaput, Nicole
- Charbonneau, Kaitlyn
- Chartier, Michel
- Coutu, Lise
- Cummings, Melissa
- Dabous, Lisanne
- Davey, Tracey
- Demore, Sylvie
- Dickieson, Patti
- Digby, Debbie
- Ellis (McLean), Jamie-Lynn
- English, Kim (no current email)
- Ethelston, Erin
- Fitchett, Christine
- Fournier, Jennifer
- Gaspar, Paula
- George, Pamela
- Ghartey, Karla
- Gignac, Collette
- Giguere-Kolment, Lucie
- Gionet, Julie
- Golanski (Ceccarelli), Megan
- Goudreau, Lisa
- Goulet, Suzanne
- Guignard, Jemima Nimako
- Hamilton (Lavigne), Danielle
- Hatton, Rochelle
- Hicks, Glenda
- Holland (Burton), Lianne
- Hyatt, Ken
- Joliat, Josee
- Joly, Richard
- Keller, Melanie
- Kendrick-Rochon, Shannon
- Kennelly (Brosseau), Ashley
- Kichak (Tremblay), Laurie-Ann
- Kramp, Stephanie
- Kurt, Alison
- Lachance, Joelle
- Lachapelle (Morin-Goudreu), Ashlee
- Lacroix, Suzanne Lucille
- Lacroix, Vicky
- Lagacé, Megan
- Lalande, Kiara
- Landry (Jongsma), Melanie
- Lazinski, Terri
- Leblanc, Mike
- Leblanc, Véronique
- Leduc, Sylvain
- Lemonde, Manon
- Liddard, Chantal
- Lively, Kim
- Lolas, Jasmin
- Macdonald, Jody L.
- MacLean, Stacey
- Maki-Green, Marissa
- Mansourian, Justeen
- Mawhinney, Claudette
- McGee, Shannon
- McIntyre, Kristy-Lee
- Melnechenko (Hill), Karen
- Mills, Marianne
- Mineault, Melyssa
- Morin-Leblanc, Diane
- Morley, Victoria
- Musafiri, Marie-Paule
- Nadeau (Constantineau), Kim
- Nault, Samantha
- Nkosi, Thomas Matukala
- Palamar, Ann
- Papa, Desirae
- Parent, Michele
- Patenaude-Renaud, Sylvie
- Perreault, Gisele
- Pichette, Catherine
- Plante (Lapalme), Line
- Rainville, Monique
- Remeikis, Madge
- Richard, Danielle
- Rinaldo, Sandra
- Ritchie, Julia Victoria
- Rocheleau (Lachance), Stefanie
- Rochon, Melissa
- Roseborough, Brenda
- Roy (Gelinas), Kathy
- Ryan, Lisane
- Sabourin, Rebecca
- Sawyer, Ronda
- Sckopke, Christina
- Scott (Lawrie), Terena
- Shin, Yoosoung
- Szydziak (Fleming), Jessie-Lee
- Szymanski (Pirie), Debbie
- Thistle (Gravel), Nathalie
- Thomas, Lise
- Trebinskie, Adele
- Vaillancourt, Justin
- Vares (Bilinsky), Laryssa
- Villeneuve, Nancy
- Volpini, Christine
- Wazermas, Dawoud (David)