Program Information

It is an exciting time to be a nursing student at Lambton College. Students work in Simulation Labs with both high-tech equipment and simulated patients (actors), providing students with learning experiences that are truly rewarding and unique.

Lambton College prepares future nurses so they may enter the health care profession with both required knowledge and hands-on skills to be successful practitioners. Students will experience the importance of smaller class sizes and individual attention by faculty, thereby, enriching the learning experience. 

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Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for applicants to the BScN program are the same as at the University of Windsor.

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Six level 4 courses from the U or M stream and an overall average of 70% minimum including:

  • Grade 12 English U**
  • Grade 12 Mathematics (C, U, or M level)
  • Grade 12 Biology U SBI4U*
  • Grade 12 Chemistry U SCH4U*

*Minimum combined average of 70% for chemistry and biology.
**Minimum grade of 65% required.

Use of Technology Requirements

Students must possess a minimum technical skill-set that enables them to use the technology required in the BScN program. All students should be comfortable using a computer and basic software/programs listed below:

  • Microsoft Office, OneDrive or Google Docs - word processing (e.g. Word) and basic spreadsheet use (e.g. Excel), virtual tools (e.g. Microsoft Teams) and presentation applications (e.g. PowerPoint)
  • Email
  • Web Browsers: Google Chrome or Firefox preferred
  • Additional open education resources, such as webinar platforms and professional social media sites

Adopting a flexible attitude towards digital technologies is highly important for this program, as technology requirements may evolve and change during the BScN program. If you do not know how to use a specific tool or software/program, it is your responsibility to educate yourself to these requirements.

Applicant Types

Direct Applicants:

Includes those applicants applying directly from a Canadian high school. These applicants must submit their high school transcripts to ontariocolleges.ca.

Indirect Applicants:

This includes applicants not applying directly from a Canadian high school and applicants who have returned to high school or an adult training centre to upgrade high school marks. These applicants must:

  • Have their high school transcript submitted to ontariocolleges.ca.
  • Submit a completed Applicant Profile Form 
  • Submit all official post-secondary transcripts to your profile on ontariocolleges.ca. Transcripts can be ordered through ontariocolleges.ca. Please Note: Applicants must be in good standing and meet minimum grade requirements.
  • Indirect applicants with a University of Windsor or other university academic history are required to have a minimum 72% overall average and be in good standing with the university.* Pre-Health Science - Nursing (PNSG) applicants from St. Clair College or Lambton College (with a university history) will be considered based on their PNSG grades.

Transfer Credit Policy (Summary from Senate Policy)
Deans may grant credit for a University of Windsor course in recognition of academic course work completed at another post-secondary institution or recognized organization provided that the course work completed is deemed to be equivalent, consistent with the Senate approved Course Equivalency Policy.
If the work completed is not equivalent to a specific University of Windsor course but constitutes a general body of knowledge in a discipline, a credit may be awarded for an unspecified course at the appropriate level.
Students who feel that their prior academic work is undervalued must appeal their evaluation to the Dean, through the Office of the Registrar, within two terms after admission to their program of study. The decision of the Dean on the appeal is final.
The granting of advanced standing by transfer credit reduces the total number of courses a student must complete for a degree, thereby giving the student advanced standing in a program. The mechanism by which students may obtain advanced standing include:

  • By block transfer credit (e.g., transfer by articulation agreement and transfer by degree completion program)
  • By an assessment of Advanced Placement (AP) credentials
  • By an assessment of International Baccalaureate credentials
  • By challenging examination
  • By completion of academic work offered through an approved organization
  • By an evaluation of prior academic work on a case-by-case basis

Throughout the policy the word "Dean" is taken to mean the Deans (or designates) of academic Faculties and the Assistant Provost (or designate) of the Centre for Inter-Faculty Programs.

Pre-Health Sciences - BScN Applicants from Lambton College or St Clair College ONLY:

Those that have successfully completed, or will successfully complete by the end of the winter term, must meet the minimum grade requirements for the Chemistry, Biology and English as listed above for direct applicants and require an overall GPA of 2.7 to be considered for admission.

St Clair College applicants are required to submit their Pre-Health Science - BScN transcript. Lambton College applicants are not required to submit their Lambton College transcript.

Course List

NURS-1110: Professional Nursing I

This is the first in a series of five courses that address professional nursing practice. The learner is introduced to the roles and responsibilities of registered nurses and fundamental concepts of professional nursing practice. Emphasis is on exploring the concept of health and professional nursing skills (i.e. critical thinking, therapeutic communication, evidence-informed decision-making, teaching and learning) that promote patient/client and family-centred care.

NURS-1210: Anatomy and Physiology I

This is the first of two courses that introduce the learner to the foundations of anatomy and physiology within the context of nursing and health. Content includes an overview of the structure, function, and organization of the human body (from the cellular level, to tissues, organs, and organ systems) and review of selected organ systems such as the integumentary, nervous, endocrine, hematologic, and musculoskeletal systems. Review of systems will incorporate the anatomy and physiology of the system and its relevance, and importance to patient/client care.

NURS-1900: Writing for the Professional Nurse

This course introduces the principles of effective written communication that are essential in the diverse roles of a nursing professional. The aim is to help the learner develop the skills to accurately and reliably communicate written information in a variety of forms: personal reflections, documentation in charts/records, and scholarly writings (e.g., educational materials, abstracts, posters, journal articles, project reports).

NURS-1511: Experiential Learning Lab I

This is the first in a series of seven onsite experiential learning labs in which the learner will apply theory to clinical practice through a variety of interactive and simulated activities. In this course, the learner is introduced to clinical and communication skills for the professional nurse.

BIOL-1073: Microbiology

NURS-1120: Professional Nursing II

This is the second in a series of five courses addressing professional nursing practice. The learner will explore concepts that contribute to safer, high quality patient/client-centered health care systems. Examples include: leadership, collaboration, quality, and nursing informatics. The learner is introduced to the history and structure of the Canadian health care system. They explore the legal and professional roles and responsibilities of registered nurses in various care settings, and how nurses promote community and population health.

NURS-1220: Anatomy and Physiology II

This is the second of two courses that introduce the learner to the foundations of anatomy and physiology within the context of nursing and health. Emphasis is on interrelationships among the cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. The learner will also examine the regulation of physiological functions involved in maintaining homeostasis.

NURS-1410: Holistic Health Assessment I

This is the first of two courses that introduce the learner to concepts and principles underlying the holistic health assessment of the well adult. In this introductory course, the focus is on the development of interviewing and history taking skills, and foundational health assessment skills (physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual). The learner will recognize normal findings and deviations from normal, and communicate assessment findings to promote health.

NURS-1512: Clinical Practicum I

This is the first in a series of clinical practica that provide the learner with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills in clinical practice settings. The learner will practice professionalism, components of holistic health assessment, and communication skills with the adult population, in the context of family and community.

NURS-1310: Pharmacology and Medication Management I

NURS-2130: Professional Nursing III

NURS-2531: Experiential Learning Lab III

NURS-2420: Holistic Health Assessment II

NURS-2810: Adult Health and Health Alterations I

NURS-2320: Pharmacology and Medication Management II

NURS-2522: Clinical Practicum II

PSYC-3390: Health Psychology

NURS-2541: Experiential Learning Lab IV

NURS-2532: Clinical Practicum III

NURS-2820: Adult Health and Health Alterations II

NURS-2920: Maternal and Newborn

NURS-2930: Psychiatric and Mental Health

STAT-2910: Statistics for the Sciences

This course introduces the student to descriptive statistics, probability and statistical inference. Topics include data presentation and description, probability and probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, and regression.

NURS-2622: Consolidated Practicum II

NURS-3551: Experiential Learning Lab V

NURS-3542: Clinical Practicum IV

NURS-3830: Adult Health and Health Alterations III

NURS-3940: Care of Children and Youth

NURS-3950: Nursing Research

NURS-3960: Community as Client

NURS-3140: Professional Nursing IV

NURS-3561: Experiential Learning Lab VI

NURS-3552: Clinical Practicum V

NURS-3840: Adult Health and Health Alterations IV

NURS-3970: Care of the Older Adult

NURS-3632: Consolidated Practicum III

Arts Option: Select 1

NURS-4150: Professional Nursing V

NURS-4571: Experiential Learning Lab VII

NURS-4980: Palliative Care

NURS-4990: Global Health

NURS-4000: Nurse Option Specialty Option (TBD)

NURS-4562: Integrated Clinical Practicum: Community Experience

NURS-4572: Integrated Clinical Practicum: Hospital Experience AND Integrated Rounds

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Employment Opportunities

Registered Nurses have many career options open to them as they are prepared to care for individuals, families, and communities in varied settings. Our graduates assume roles as clinical practitioners, health program and policy developers, researchers, administrators and teachers. Careers can be found in hospitals, clinics, home care, occupational health, schools, and community agencies in both urban and rural settings.

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