Since 1965, Lakehead University has been known for excellence in nursing education. In September 2002, Lakehead University School of Nursing and Confederation College Nursing Program began a collaborative partnership to deliver the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) four year program.
In 2004, both the Collaborative BScN and the Compressed BScN programs were granted candidacy status for the accreditation process by the Canadian Association Schools of Nursing (CASN) Accreditation Bureau. Since then, both programs and their associated educational units have successfully achieved accreditation status in 2009, 2018, and just recently in 2021.
Achieving a triple-header, especially undergoing an extensive review in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, is a tremendous feat worth celebrating!
The long-term and successful retention of accreditation status speaks to the outstanding commitments of individuals and their respective educational units, as well as ongoing shared efforts toward excellence in nursing education.
This accomplishment represents an important milestone for Lakehead University BScN alumni, current students, faculty, staff, clinical instructors, and valued community/clinical partners to all be proud of.
Director of the School of Nursing, Dr. Karen McQueen states that, “It is through perseverance and hard work that the School has been able to accomplish so much. This accreditation is a living example of the university’s motto: ad augusta per angusta (achievement through effort)."