BScN Program Information
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is four years in length and is designed for individuals who are seeking to prepare for a career in nursing. 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.
The following information will provide students with an overview of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN), Honours program.
The following information is provided to familiarize students to the requirements put forth by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
Successful completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and a minimum 70% average of the top six Grade 12U 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 Requirements for Admission.
80% minimum average of the top six grade 12U or M courses.
Courses required include: Grade 12U 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.
- 101 OUAC Applicant 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/ouac-101/
- 105 OUAC Applicant 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/ouac-105/. Interested applicants also need to complete an applicant profile: 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.
If you are new to the University of Windsor, please refer to the University of Windsor Undergraduate Calendar Admission Requirements for Transfer Students.
If you are a University of Windsor student please refer to the Undergraduate Calendar Admission Requirements for Program Transfers.
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, SBIO4U, 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. Additional Nursing Admission Requirements for Canadian residents not currently attending an Ontario high school. Note: Students 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: Applicant Profile. An Interview with the Faculty of Nursing Admissions Committee may be required.
For more information, please visit the Contact Us page on the Office of the Registrar's website to contact an Undergraduate Admission and Records Officer assigned to you alphabetically by last name.