Practical Nursing to Bachelor of Science - Nursing


Program Information

The Practical Nursing to Bachelor of Science - Nursing Program is designed specifically for Registered Practical Nurses who are looking to upgrade their credentials to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. This unique pathway provides students with the opportunity to complete the four-year BSCN degree in three-years.

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 enriching the learning experience. 

Lambton College partners with the University of Windsor to deliver the BScN program. This successful collaboration began in 2001 and continues today. To learn more about the program outcomes as well as the philosophy of the program, click here for more information. 

Device Requirements

This program requires a mobile device (laptop or tablet).

Admission Requirements

  • Registered Practical Nursing Ontario College Diploma from a recognized Ontario College with an overall minimum 3.0 GPA or equivalent to 73% with no grade less than a C (63%)
  • Minimum of one-year full-time work experience as a Registered Practical Nurse or equivalent (minimum 2,000 hours)
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as an RPN with no terms, conditions or limitations on their practice
  • It is strongly recommended that students refresh or upgrade to an academic level Grade 12 chemistry prior to entering the program. This can be done through Lambton College's Academic Upgrading.

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.

Educational Pathways

See where you could go within Ontario to complete a degree once you've completed this Lambton College program.

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