Prospective Students

At Lakehead University School of Nursing, we believe that the professional socialization process for students should begin during the first year of the BScN program.  Our students combine their study of human sciences (anatomy, physiology and biochemistry) and psychology with nursing theory, laboratory and clinical practice in first year.  During the fall term, the emphasis is on the interpersonal process (e.g., therapeutic communication) in a lab setting.  In the winter term of first year the students will provide basic nursing care to patients and residents in long-term care settings.

What are the Essential Skills to Become a Registered Nurse?

The licensing body in Ontario for Registered Nurses is the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).  The CNO determines the entry-to-practice competencies and essential skills that graduates require to become licensed to practice/work as a Registered Nurse.  The Lakehead University Baccalaureate Nursing Programs (Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science Nursing Compressed) are approved by the College of Nurses of
Ontario ( Current graduates from these programs are eligible to apply for
registration as a Registered Nurse in Ontario. Please see the two documents related to requisite skills from the College of Nurses Requisite Skills and Abilities and the Council of Ontario Universities Essential Requirements for Study in Baccalaureate Nursing Programs in Ontario.

 Nursing Lab


How do I obtain information regarding entry into the BScN program?

For information regarding entry into the program please visit the Admissions website:

Who do I contact for information regarding transfer credits and advanced standing?

For information regarding transfer credits and advance standing, please see the Transfer Credits page.