Practical Nursing to Bachelor of Science - Nursing
Program Code: BSCP (Full-Time) Length of Program: Three-Year Awarded Upon Completion: Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree
Term 1 NURS-2130 Professional Nursing III NURS-2531 Experiential Learning Lab III NURS-1900 Writing for the Professional Nurse BIOL-1073 Microbiology NURS-2810 Adult Health and Health Alterations I NURS-2320 Pharmacology and Medication Management II PSYC-3390 Health Psychology Term 2 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 NURS-2622 Consolidated Practicum II Term 3 Taken at University of Windsor 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 Term 4 Taken at University of Windsor NURS-3140 Professional Nursing IV NURS-3561 Experiential Learning Lab IV 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 Term 5 Taken at University of Windsor NURS-4150 Professional Nursing V NURS-4571 Experiential Learning Lab VII NURS-4980 Palliative Care NURS-4990 Global Health NURS-4000 Nurse Specialty Option Term 6 NURS-4562 Integrated Clinical Practicum: Community Experience NURS-4572 Integrated Clinical Practicum: Hospital Experience AND Integrated Rounds

It is an exciting time in the nursing profession! The need for registered nurses has never been greater.

The Practical Nursing to Bachelor of Science - Nursing Program (BSCP) is designed specifically for Registered Practical Nurses who are looking to transform their nursing practice to that of a Registered Nurse through obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. This unique pathway provides students with the opportunity to complete the four-year BSCN degree in three years.

In the first year of your program, you will join in classes with first- and second- year BSCN students at Lambton College where your learning experience will be rich and rewarding with smaller class sizes and faculty dedicated to your learning and growth. In your second year, you will go to the University of Windsor and complete the curriculum of the BSCN third year and first term of the fourth year there. You return to Lambton for your final term of the program. With online learning options at the University and a clinical placement opportunity in Sarnia, a few students have the option to remain in Sarnia for second year and term 1 of third year.

Our beautiful health sciences building provides you with learning experiences like no other. You will learn in state-of-the-art nursing simulation labs with high fidelity and with high-tech equipment and simulated patients, providing you with face-to-face learning experiences that are truly enjoyable and exceptional.

Beginning in the winter of first year and every term after that, you will be placed in a variety of clinical experiences. To prepare you for the role of the registered nurse, in clinical you will expand on the abilities that you have as an RPN and learn to approach clinical issues with greater critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills. All clinical experiences are coordinated by the faculty, so there is no need for you to find placements on your own.

In the Fall of 2019, the collaboration embarked on a new curriculum designed to meet the evolving needs of the 21st century nurse. To learn more about the program outcomes, as well as the philosophy of the program, visit the University of Windsor program page.


Admission Requirements

Based on the 2020-2021 Admission Cycle, the following data should be considered by future applicants to this program:

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:

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.

Transfer Credit Policy

As a practicing RPN you have received many transfer credits from your diploma program to qualify for this degree program. However, if you have taken university level courses at recognized post-secondary institutions, you may be eligible for transfer credits for your previous learning according to the University of Windsor policy. Transfer credits are granted for science, statistics, and psychology courses. Please note that, in most situations, nursing courses are not eligible for transfer credit. You may apply for as many transfer credits as you wish but only those relevant to the BSCN program will count towards degree completion. Typically, you need an average of 70% in the course to receive a transfer credit.

There is a process that you must follow in order to receive transfer credits. You must provide proof of your grade (transcript) and a copy of the course outline, for each transfer credit, for it to be reviewed and considered. Contact the BSCP Program Enrollment Professional in the Lambton College Registrar’s office to provide the details for this process with the University. Students are responsible to complete the transfer credit process on their own. The cost for this process is not included in your tuition.

Please Note: Requests are evaluated by the University of Windsor and not by Lambton College. Lambton College is not accountable or responsible for the decisions made by the University. If you feel that you were not given a transfer credit, when you feel that your academic work is sufficient, you must contact the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Nursing Academic Advisor for assistance.

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.

Tuition Fees

Please Note: These fees apply to the 2021-2022 academic year and are subject to change. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

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