Indigenous Nursing Entry Program

The Indigenous Nursing Entry Program (INEP) is an eight month program intended for students of North American Indigenous ancestry who have not met the regular or mature student entry requirements for the Bachelor of Science, Nursing (BScN) program at Lakehead University. The INEP is designed to provide the necessary skills and academic preparation for successful transition into Nursing studies.  Successful completion of the INEP will guarantee a position in first year of the BScN degree program. You can realize your dreams to become a qualified nurse by beginning your studies with the INEP here at Lakehead University.

 

Our innovative programming honours and celebrates Indigenous heritage while providing culturally appropriate supports and services. Academic counselling and tutoring are available, as well as other supports, such as Elder visits, cultural activities, personal counselling, and assistance with community connections for services such as housing and child care.

 

Our mission is clear:

"To improve the health care of Indigenous people by increasing the number of Indigenous Nurses who would provide culturally appropriate care. The Indigenous Nursing Entry Program provides access to a Baccalaureate Nursing Education for those of Aboriginal ancestry who do not meet the regular University entrance requirements."

Admission Requirements & Application Details for the Indigenous Nursing Entry Program

The Indigenous Nursing Entry Program (INEP) is designed to provide Indigenous students with the necessary skills and academic preparation for successful transition into the BScN program. You must be fluent in English to participate in this program.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the INEP, you must be of North American Indigenous descent and be:

  • A high school graduate (completed OSSD with six U or M level courses) who does not meet the specific prerequisite courses for the BScN program, or
  • A mature, extraordinary student or college/transfer student NOT meeting the required admission criteria outlined in the Lakehead University calendar (see regulations in Lakehead University calendar), or
  • A health care worker (for example, a Community Health Representatives (CHR) or Registered Practical Nurses (RPN) who has a minimum of Ontario Grade 10 or equivalent).

All applicants are required to have completed Grade 11U or 12C Chemistry within the last 5 years. Applicants will be required to submit proof of upgrading for the following courses: Gr. 11 U or 12 C Chemistry, or the equivalent.

Mature Student - definition

A mature student is Canadian citizen or permanent resident who has not been engaged in full-time studies for at least two years and has completed less than one year at a community college. They have never attended a university and do not meet the general admission requirements.

Extraordinary Admissions

Extraordinary admission may be considered for applicants who have been away from formal education for at least two years at any time because of reasons beyond their control.

Important Deadline Dates

Status of Application

Open (currently accepting application for next academic year)

Deadline to Submit Copies of Transcripts

Two weeks after Application (Upgrading may be “in progress”)

 

How to Apply

Please complete and submit the application package. There is no cost to apply! 

Download Application Package

With the application package, you will submit:

  • application form
  • personal statement
  • two personal references
  • resume
  • transcripts from high school and post-secondary institutions attended

Please submit your application package directly to the Indigenous Acces Programs Coordinator by email or fax, as directed in the package. Applicants may submit a partial application, while awaiting personal references.

Copies of your official transcripts from all high schools, colleges, and universities that you have attended, if applicable, are required. You can upload copies using your myInfo student portal. You gain access to myInfo shortly after applying. We will send you your username and temporary password in our acknowledgement email. If you encounter issues with accessing myInfo, try to recover your account

Alternatively, you can mail your application and copies of your official transcripts to Lakehead University. Our mailing address is:

Lakehead University
Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON
P7B 5E1 

If you need assistance with getting copies of your transcripts from your previous institutions, please contact Lisa Primavesi, the Indigenous Access Programs Coordinator, at coordinator.iap@lakeheadu.ca.

What Happens After I Apply?

Applicants gain access to myInfo, which is Lakehead University’s student portal, shortly after applying. Your username and temporary password are included in our acknowledgement email. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the program or your application, please contact Lisa Primavesi, the Indigenous Access Programs Coordinator, at coordinator.iap@lakeheadu.ca.

The program includes four academic preparation courses:

  • English                                   ENGL1807
  • Chemistry                              CHEM 1050, CHEM 1077
  • Mathematics                         MATH 1135, MATH 1136
  • Biology                                   NURS 1120

 

In addition, four skills-based courses are also included:

  • Communications                                NURS 1110
  • Professional Orientation                   NURS 1130
  • Study Skills and Critical Thinking     NURS1150
  • Field Placement                                  NURS 1092

For descriptions of these courses, please visit the Course Calendar.

The INEP combines traditional and western medical practices

The program is based on two semesters of twelve weeks each, as well as a field experience with an Indigenous organization.

With the support of faculty, staff, peers, and the community, your successful completion of the program (with a minimum 70% average) will ensure your eligibility for admission to the Bachelor of Science Nursing degree program at Lakehead University.


More information about Payment Methods, and Payment Due Dates can be found here: Student Fees Information



Arts (Includes, but is not limited to: HBMus, HBFA, Palliative Care, Dementia Studies, NLIP)
Thunder Bay
YearTuitionAncillary FeesTotal1st Installment2nd Installment1.0 FCE Tuition1.0 FCE Total0.5 FCE Tuition0.5 FCE Total
1
$5,984.51
$1,259.79
$7,244.30
$3,622.15
$3,622.15
$1,196.90
$1,326.66
$598.45
$663.33
2
$5,955.86
$1,239.79
$7,195.65
$3,597.83
$3,597.82
$1,191.17
$1,320.93
$595.59
$660.47
3
$5,915.30
$1,239.79
$7,155.09
$3,577.55
$3,577.54
$1,183.06
$1,312.82
$591.53
$656.41
4
$5,398.29
$1,239.79
$6,638.08
$3,319.04
$3,319.04
$1,079.66
$1,209.42
$539.83
$604.71
YearTuitionAncillary FeesTotal1st Installment2nd Installment1.0 FCE Tuition1.0 FCE Total0.5 FCE Tuition0.5 FCE Total
1
$26,500.00
$1,259.79
$27,759.79
$13,879.90
$13,879.89
$5,300.00
$5,429.76
$2,650.00
$2,714.88
2-4
$25,750.00
$1,239.79
$26,989.79
$13,494.90
$13,494.89
$5,150.00
$5,279.76
$2,575.00
$2,639.88
In addition to the above, International Students must pay the mandatory University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) which is payable in full with your first installment. Please click here for more information about UHIP

2021-22 Compulsory Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate Full-Time (Thunder Bay)CodeAmount
Lakehead University Services Fees  
Athletic Building FundSABFF70.00
Athletic Building Fee (Wolf Den) SABWF  99.00
Student Recreation and WellnessSATHF121.38
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMF25.00
Health Services Support FeeSHEAF63.83
Capital Improvements C.J. Sanders BuildingSCISF30.00
Lakehead Services Subtotal:   409.21
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fees   
LUSU Capital FundSBLDF51.50
LUSU Medical/DentalSMEDF *392.50
LUSU Bus PassSLBUS **198.50
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSF138.50
Aboriginal Programming FeeSLRAB2.00
AFCASA African Caribbean Student Association FeeSLRAF 0.50
Nanabijou FeeSLRNA5.00
Social Action FeeSLRSA2.00
SustainabilitySLRSU5.50
WUSC - World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SLRWU7.00
Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) FeeSLCSF17.58
LU Radio FeeSRADF10.00
LUSU Fees Subtotal: 830.58
TOTAL Compulsory Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate Full-Time (Thunder Bay)  1,239.79

* The LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance (SMEDF) policy is effective September 1, for the 12 months ending August 31. All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee. Should a student have comparable coverage and choose to opt-out they may do so by going to the LUSU Website at www.lusu.ca and clicking on opt-out to proceed. No exceptions or extensions. Opting out does not remove the fee from your student account. For additional information regarding LUSU services including Medical and Dental please go to www.lusu.ca or contact LUSU directly by phone (807) 343-8259

 Co-op, Part-Time, Senior, and Graduate students are not covered, but may purchase the Plan.

**
The LUSU Bus Pass Fee (SLBUS):  All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.


2021-22 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for First Year
- Undergraduate Full-Time  Students (Thunder Bay)
 Code Amount
Orientation & First Year Experience Fee SORIE20.00
Total Compulsory Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate Full-Time (Thunder Bay): 1239.79
 TOTAL Compulsory Ancillary Fees for First Year Students - Undergraduate Full-Time (Thunder Bay):
  1,259.79
2021-22 Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Students - Per Course (Thunder Bay)CodeAmount (1.0FCE)
Amount (0.5FCE)
Lakehead University Services Fees   
Athletic Building FundSABFF14.007.00
Athletic Building Fee (Wolf Den)SABWF19.80 9.90
Student Recreation and WellnessSATHF24.2812.14
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMF5.002.50
Health Services Support FeeSHEAF12.776.38
Capital Improvements C.J. Sanders BuildingSCISF6.003.00
Lakehead University Services Subtotal: 81.8440.92
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fees   
LUSU Capital FundSBLDF10.305.15
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSF 27.7013.85
Aboriginal Programming Fee SLRAB0.400.20
AFCASA African Caribbean Student Association FeeSLRAF0.100.05
 Nanabijou Fee SLRNA1.00  0.50
Social Action FeeSLRSA0.400.20
Sustainability FeeSLRSU1.100.55
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Student) FeeSLRWU1.400.70
CFS (Canadian Federation of Students) FeeSLCFS3.521.76
LU Radio FeeSRADF2.001.00
LUSU fees Subtotal: 47.9223.96
TOTAL Part-Time Per Course Ancillary Fees (Thunder Bay): 129.7664.88
    
2021-22 Compulsory Ancillary Fees For Part-Time Undergraduate First Year Students: Amount (1.0FCE)Amount (0.5FCE)
Orientation and First Year Experience Fee (Flat Fee - not per course)SORIE20.0020.00
Part-Time Per Course Ancillary Fees (Thunder Bay): 129.7664.88
TOTAL Part-Time Per Course Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate First Year/First Course (Thunder Bay): 149.7684.88
2021-22 Compulsory Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate Full-Time (Orillia) Code Amount
Lakehead University Services Fees  
Student Recreation and WellnessSATHO97.12
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMO25.00
Health Services Support FeeSHEAO63.83
Lakehead Services Subtotal 185.95
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fees  
LUSU Capital FundSBLDO51.50
LUSU U-Pass Fee SLBUO141.50
LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance *SMEDO392.50
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSO138.50
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SWUSO7.00
CFS (Canadian Federation of Student) FeeSCFSO17.58
LUSU Fees (Orillia) Subtotal 748.58
TOTAL Compulsory Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate Full-Time (Orillia) 934.53

* The LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance (SMEDF) policy is effective September 1, for the 12 months ending August 31. All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee. Should a student have comparable coverage and choose to opt-out they may do so by going to the LUSU Website at www.lusu.ca and clicking on opt-out to proceed. No exceptions or extensions. Opting out does not remove the fee from your student account. For additional information regarding LUSU services including Medical and Dental please go to www.lusu.ca or contact LUSU directly by phone (807) 343-8259

 Co-op, Part-Time, Seniors, and Graduate students are not covered but may purchase the Plan.

** The LUSU Bus Pass Fee (SLBUO):  All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.


 First Year Students

2021-22 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for First Year Full-Time Students (Orillia) Code Amount
Orientation & First Year Experience FeeSORIO20.00
LUSU and LU Services Fees Total 934.53
Total 954.53
2021-22 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Students (Orillia)CodeAmount Per Course (1.0FCE)Amount Per Half Course (0.5FCE)
Lakehead University Services Fees
   
Student Recreation and WellnessSATHO19.429.71
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMO5.002.50
Health Services Support FeeSHEAO12.776.38
Lakehead Services Fees Subtotal: 37.1918.60
Lakehead University Student Union Fees   
LUSU Capital FundSBLDO10.305.15
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSO27.7013.85
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SWUSO1.400.70
CFS (Canadian Federation of Students) FeeSCFSO3.521.76
LUSU Fees Subtotal: 42.9221.46
TOTAL Part-Time Per Course Ancillary Fee (Orillia): 80.1140.05
    
First Year Part-Time Orillia Students:   
Orientation & First Year Experience Fee (Flat fee - Not per course)SORIO20.0020.00
Part-Time Per Course Ancillary Fee (Orillia) 80.1140.05
TOTAL Part-Time Per Course/First Course, First Year (Orillia) 100.1160.05
2021-22  Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Full-Time Undergraduate Lakehead-Georgian Students (Barrie) - all programs except Engineering
 Code Amount
Lakehead University Services Fees  
Student Recreation and Wellness (see below for COVID-19 update)SATHG97.12
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMG25.00
Health Services Support FeeSHEAG63.83
Lakehead Services Subtotal: 185.95
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fees  
LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance *SMEDG392.50
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSG138.50
LUSU Capital FundSBLDG51.50
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SWUSG7.00
CFS (Canadian Federation of Student) FeeSCFSG17.58
LUSU Fees Subtotal: 607.08
Georgian/Barrie U-Pass Fee **SLBUB172.00
TOTAL Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Full-Time Undergraduate Lakehead-Georgian Students (Barrie) - all programs except Engineering:
 793.03

* The LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance (SMEDF) policy is effective September 1, for the 12 months ending August 31. All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee. Should a student have comparable coverage and choose to opt-out they may do so by going to the LUSU Website at www.lusu.ca and clicking on opt-out to proceed. No exceptions or extensions. Opting out does not remove the fee from your student account. For additional information regarding LUSU services including Medical and Dental please go to www.lusu.ca or contact LUSU directly by phone (807) 343-8259

 Co-op students, Part-Time Students, Seniors, and Graduate students are not covered but may purchase the Plan.

Update:

1) Barrie U-Pass fee suspended again for 21-22 (subject to change for Winter 2022)
** 
The Georgian/Barrie Bus Pass Fee (SLBUB):  All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.

 


 

2021-22 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for First Year Full-Time Lakehead-Georgian (Barrie) - Non-Engineering
 Code Amount
Orientation & First Year Experience FeeSORIB20.00
LUSU and LU Services and Bus Pass Subtotal 793.03  793.03
Total 813.03

Update: 2021-2022 Bus Pass Fee Suspended for Barrie

2021-22  Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Lakehead-Georgian Students (Barrie) - all programs except Engineering
 Code Amount Per Course (1.0 FCE)
Lakehead University Services Fees  
Student Recreation and Wellness SATHG19.42
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMG5.00
Health Services Support FeeSHEAG12.77
Lakehead Services Subtotal: 37.19
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fees  
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSG27.70
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SWUSG1.40
CFS (Canadian Federation of Student) FeeSCFSG3.52
LUSU Fees Subtotal: 42.92
TOTAL Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Part-Time (Per Course) Undergraduate Lakehead-Georgian Students (Barrie) - all programs except Engineering:
 80.11