Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Nursing is the science of applying nursing knowledge, the technical aspects of practice and the art of establishing a caring relationship.
- Provides a broad educational background in all necessary areas of nursing, science and the social sciences
- Provides students with the opportunity to practise throughout the program in hospitals, schools, homes, clinics, industry, and other community health settings
- Focuses on health promotion, health prevention and protection, health maintenance, restoration, and palliation
- Offers the benefits of independent learning laboratories, simulated activities and individual conferences with faculty advisors
- Provides prerequisites for fourth-year BScN students to write the exams to become registered nurses*
The collaborative, four-year BScN program will prepare you for a career in nursing at the baccalaureate level. The curriculum is designed on the premise that professional nursing is multidisciplinary in nature. It applies nursing, biological and social sciences—as well as the arts—to the care of individuals, families, and communities.
As inquiring, caring, competent practitioners, nurses serve the needs of society through health promotion, health maintenance, prevention of disease, and care of the sick and dying.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be eligible to write nurse registration examinations and pursue graduate studies.
As a nurse, your role may be clinical practitioner, administrator, educator or researcher. You may practise in many settings, from hospital to home, in clinics or industry, to name just a few. A BScN prepares you for entry positions in all areas of health care.
Nursing is a vibrant and dynamic profession. Nurses make a difference!
To see a sample first-year schedule, visit the online Guide to Registration website, click on the “Nursing Programs” link on the left, and select the specific program(s) in which you are interested.
Course Descriptions - Nursing
Faculty - Faculty of Nursing
- Minimum admission average of 80%
- Secondary average of 80%
- Mean admission average of 88%
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 combined. These requirements may change annually based upon the applications received.
An interview with the Faculty of Nursing Admissions Committee may be required.
Successful applicants must complete a Standard First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course for health care professionals (HCP) and acquire an extended, vulnerable sector police clearance. Proof of specified immunizations and tests will also be required. These must be updated as required and are the financial responsibility of the student.
Nursing second average is the suggested minimum average of chemistry and biology.
* Graduates from all nursing programs in Canada are required to pass the NCLEX Registered Nurse and Jurisprudence Examinations. Ontario graduates who successfully complete their examinations are eligible to become Registered Nurses through the College of Nurses of Ontario. A BScN graduate may also pursue graduate studies or further education in a specialty of interest.
At UWindsor, clinical experience is a part of your education from first through fourth year. These experiences include workshops, labs, and hospital and community settings in a variety of agencies and schools.
You will also engage in “real-life” experiences through simulation in the safety of the lab setting, both with standardized patients (actors) and state-of-the-art, computerized mannequins.
- Public health
- Home-health agencies
- Long-term care
- Community health centres/clinics
- Occupational health organizations
- Rehabilitation centres and private practice here and abroad as clinicians, counsellors, and educators
- Inter-professional practice
- Research, consulting, and policy development
Faculty and staff are available to assist you with your learning—both in the lab and in clinical settings—with small groups of students per instructor. Nursing program advising is also available, helping to connect you with supports on campus or to enhance your learning experience.
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- Admission Requirements
- How to Apply
- Nursing Course Sequence
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