Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN), Honours

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.

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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.

*This is a competitive program: approximately 150 students admitted each fall. 10-12% of those 150 seats are available for students not coming directly from an Ontario high school.

  • Applicants who are coming directly from an Ontario high school must complete an application on the Ontario Universities' Application Centre website (OUAC) 101 Application: https://www.ouac.on.ca/ouac-101/
  • Applicants who are current or returning University of Windsor students must apply using their UWinsite Student account using the Change of Program Application (current students) or Returning Student Application (returning students).  Interested applicants also need to complete an applicant profile: Applicant Profile
  • Applicants who are not coming directly from an Ontario high school and are not current or previous students of the University of Windsor, must complete an application on the OUAC 105 Application https://www.ouac.on.ca/ouac-105/. Interested applicants also need to complete an applicant profile:  Applicant Profile.

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 70% 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 Mature & Transfer applicants are required to submit the Applicant Profile form no later than March 1st. Current or Returning University of Windsor students can apply for a change on their uwinsite student accounts using the Change of Program Application (current students) or Returning Student Application (returning students).  External applicants can apply for the BScN program on the OUAC 105 Application and then complete the Applicant Profile on the University of Windsor once their student account is initiated.  An Interview with the Faculty of Nursing Admissions Committee may be required.  

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