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Why Choose Nursing at UWindsor

What Makes the University of Windsor’s BScN Program Special?

Our program offers 10 rotations of clinical practicum (placement) courses, including hands-on training and simulated training experiences. These include:

  • Clinical practicum (placements) in the first year of the program
  • 3 full-time “consolidated” clinical practicum courses in spring of 1st, 2nd and 3rd years, where you will reinforce skills learned in your theory and lab courses during the year
  • 2 fourth year preceptorships, where you are placed one-to-one with a nurse or other health care professional; one in an acute care hospital setting and one in a community setting
  • Potential for specialty placements in senior years (e.g. oncology, paediatrics, obstetrics, emergency, surgical, neurology, psychiatry, community, etc.)
  • Simulation lab experiences in every year of the program, with standardized patients (people who act as “real” patients) and computerized, high-fidelity mannequins that behave and react like humans.

Additional Clinical Practicum Information (placements)


Things Students and Parents Love

  • Award winning professors and instructors who are renowned experts in their fields
  • Peer Mentors: senior level students in our labs who assist students to practice skills
  • Student Success Coordinator available to provide academic support, advise students and assist with course planning
  • Clinical Therapist specifically designated to support nursing students’ mental health needs

Residence floor (on campus housing) for Nursing Students only


Interesting Facts

  • We are Canada’s southernmost university and enjoy one of the warmest climates in Canada (we are located south of Detroit, Michigan, USA).
  • We are nestled in between Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie on the banks of the Detroit River.
  • We are one of the few nursing programs in Ontario that offers students the ability to complete an exchange semester abroad at one of our partner schools, either in Australia or Sweden.
  • As we are a border city, graduates enjoy easy access to international employment opportunities in Michigan and other states. Many graduates live in Windsor and work in the Greater Detroit area.