Collaborative Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing

General Program Information

This program is four years in length and is designed for individuals who are seeking to prepare for a career in nursing at the baccalaureate level. The program is also offered collaboratively in partnership with St. Clair College (Windsor and Thames/Chatham campuses) and Lambton College (Sarnia). Students may apply to the program directly to the University of Windsor, or may apply separately to either college site - the program is identical at all sites. If a student is offered admission to University of Windsor, he/she will take all four years of the program at the University of Windsor. If a student is offered admission to St. Clair or Lambton College, then he/she will take the first two years of the program at the college, then will transfer to the University of Windsor for year 3 and the fall semester of year 4, then may return to the college for the Winter (final) semester of year 4.

Upon successful completion of the program, students from the University of Windsor and colleges (St. Clair and Lambton) receive a BScN Honours degree from the University of Windsor, and are eligible to write nurse registration examinations (NCLEX) and/or pursue graduate studies.

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University of Windsor Senate Admission Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN):
Successful completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and a minimum 70% average of the top six Grade 12 U or M courses. ENG4U, SBI4U, SCH4U, and one Grade 12 mathematics required. A minimum grade of 65% in Grade 12U English (ENG4U) is required. A second minimum average of 70% is required in chemistry (SCH4U) and biology (SBI4U). These averages may be higher, depending on the number of applicants. For additional details, please see the Senate Policy on Admission Requirements (Undergraduate).

Recommended Admission Requirements*:
80% minimum average of the top six grade 12 U or M courses. Courses required include: Grade 12 U English (with a minimum grade of 65%), Chemistry, Biology, and one Grade 12 Math. 80% minimum second average required for Chemistry and Biology. Recommended averages may change annually based upon the applications received. For example, last year, the minimum average accepted was 85% for the top six grade 12 courses.

*This is a competitive program; approximately 120 students admitted each fall. 10-12% of those 120 seats are available for students not coming directly from an Ontario high school.

Application Instructions:

  • Students who are coming directly from an Ontario high school must complete an application on the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre website (OUAC): https://www.ouac.on.ca/
  • Students who are not coming directly from an Ontario high school must complete an application on the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre website (OUAC): https://www.ouac.on.ca/. Interested applicants also need to complete an applicant profile. Please read the document for submission guidelines.  
  • Students at the University of Windsor, wishing to change their major to Nursing do not need to complete an application from OUAC.  Please review Program Transfers & Admission by Transfer categories (below):

Program Transfers

Please refer to the University of Windsor Undergraduate Calendar Admission Requirements for Program Transfers.

Admission by Transfer
Please refer to the University of Windsor Undergraduate Calendar Admission Requirements for Transfer Students

Applications for transfer to Nursing are subject to a March 1 deadline for Fall admission. Transfer is based on academic achievement and the availability of space.  A minimum 75% cumulative average is required in order to be considered for a transfer to Nursing. Applicants must have taken ENG4U, SBI4U, SCH4U, and any grade 12 math or courses that have been deemed equivalent.  In addition, all Nursing applicants are required to submit the Applicant Profile form no later than March 1. It must be submitted directly to the University of Windsor, Office of the Registrar, Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4. The Applicant Profile form can be found below.

Additional Nursing Admission Requirements for Canadian residents not currently attending an Ontario high school.

  • Note: Student who are not applying directly from secondary (high) school (e.g. transfer or mature students or those with completed/partially completed diploma/degree in another field) must also complete and submit an Applicant Profile.

An interview with the Faculty of Nursing Admissions Committee may be required.