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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)

Available at: Brockville | Cornwall | Kingston


This four-year baccalaureate degree program is offered in collaboration with Laurentian University. It will prepare graduates to be eligible to practice as a Registered Nurse according to the entry-to-practice standards of the College of Nurses of Ontario. All four years of the program are offered at each campus of St. Lawrence College with the degree being granted by Laurentian University.

Graduates will be eligible to write the provincial examinations to be registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario. Nursing involves caring for individuals, families, groups and communities across the lifespan, focusing on health promotion and protection, prevention of illness and treatment in collaboration with many other healthcare professionals. Nursing is a profession that provides opportunities for specialization, leadership, research and decision-making within many healthcare settings.

Students in this program have the opportunity to consider an experiential learning trip - more on nurses travelling to Tanzania - click here.

About our Faculty

Want to know more about the faculty at St. Lawrence College? Check out our Faculty Profiles: Leanne Armstrong, Renee Berquist, Christine Davis, Nicola Eynon-Brown, Nancy Flynn, Denise Kall, James (Jamie) Morris-Pocock and Mae Squires.


Career Opportunities

Registered Nurses find rewarding careers in areas such as public and community health, critical care, rehabilitation, long-term care, maternal and child health, medical and surgical nursing, mental health, correctional services and many more.

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Program Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)

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Start Dates


Program Duration

4 years

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

2016-17 tuition fees are $6,408.42 Compulsory fees are $780.55. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

International Fees

2016-17 International tuition fees are $18,040.00. Compulsory fees are $1,458.55. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

Additional Costs

Other program costs will include books, uniforms and other equipment required for clinical practice and transportation to clinical sites and placements.

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program. Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals. These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential. For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Semester 1
LUSL 1004 Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring I
LUSL 1056 Professional Growth I
LUSL 1206 Relational Practice I
LUSL 2105 Human Anatomy & Physiology

Semester 2
LUSL 1007 Health and Healing I
LUSL 1094 Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring II
LUSL 1207 Relational Practice II
LUSL 2105 Human Anatomy & Physiology

Semester 3
LUSL 2084 Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring III
LUSL 2006 Health and Healing II
LUSL 2036 Microbiology for the Health Sciences
LUSL 2220 Clinical Chemistry

Semester 4
LUSL 2144 Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring IV
LUSL 2057 Professional Growth II
LUSL 2107 Health and Healing III
LUSL 2220 Clinical Chemistry

Semester 5
LUSL 3005 Health and Healing IV
LUSL 3084 Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring V
LUSL 3056 Professional Growth III
LUSL3206 Relational Practice III
LUSL 3406 Nursing Inquiry and Praxis I

Semester 6
LUSL 3005 Health and Healing IV
LUSL 3066 Professional Growth IV
LUSL 3094 Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring VI
LUSL 3416 Nursing Inquiry and Praxis II

Semester 7
LUSL 4056 Professional Growth V
LUSL 4084 Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring VII
LUSL 4206 Relational Practice IV
LUSL 4416 Nursing Inquiry and Praxis III

Semester 8
LUSL 4057 Professional Growth VI
LUSL 4094 Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring VIII

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with the following prerequisites:

Minimum 75% prerequisite average for six Grade 12U or 12M level courses including: 

  • Grade 12 English at the U level
  • Grade 12 Math at the U level 
  • Grade 12 Biology at the U level 
  • Grade 12 Chemistry at the U level 


  • Completion of Pre-Health Pathwayto Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program (1094) with a minimum 3.00 GPA or 75% overall average.*

*This is typically a high demand program thus meeting the minimum prerequisite average or completing the Pre-Health Sciences program with the minimum GPA does not guarantee an offer of admission. Please see Admission Requirements for more detail.

Full Disclosure of any other College or University Education:

Applicants to the St. Lawrence College Bachelor of Science in Nursing program must provide their full academic history, including information about all colleges and universities attended, to be considered for admission to this program. 
Full Disclosure Form

Additional Requirements

  • Standard First Aid with ‘CPR Level C - HCP.' Please note that CPR recertification is required yearly.
  • Students are not permitted to attend clinical practice if immunization, CPR, First Aid, security clearance requirements, or any other mandatory requirements are outstanding.
  • Students are required to make up any clinical practice or nursing laboratory time at their own expense.

Costs for these certifications/documents will be the responsibility of the applicant. Similarly, students will be required to pay for the make-up of any missed scheduled clinical practice or nursing lab time.  Any missed clinical or nursing laboratory hours MUST be made up.

Not quite ready? Check out our Pre-Health Sciences program.

Advanced Level Applications 

Applications for upper years of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will not be accepted. Due to the popularity of this program and the number of students accepted in first year, there is no space available for external applicants in second, third or fourth years. Applications received for these years will not be processed. (Students who are current or previous students in the LU BScN program at SLC or one of the collaborative partner institutions can apply. They should contact their current program coordinator.)


Health Requirements

The health of each student must be such that he/she can successfully meet the demands of the program, including clinical practice that involves physically strenuous activity such as repetitive lifting and bending, walking and standing over extended periods, fine motor coordination, and participation in a helping relationship with clients.


for your clinical/practical placement.  THIS FORM IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.


Questions regarding completion of this form can be submitted to:

Note:  Full-time students coverage for vaccines received on or after September 1, can be claimed under the Student Sickness & Accident Insurance Plan.

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

>>More information on these SLC Articulations

For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit:


I wouldn't have been able to get to where I am now without the knowledge and experience that I gained through the Nursing Program at SLC. So many people at the college helped me to become what I needed and wanted—and for that I give thanks everyday.

Bertha Ouellette

Program Contact

Christine Davis, BScN MEd MN

Recruiting Contact

Recruitment Office

Additional Information

Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario

In order to work as a nurse in Ontario, the graduate of a nursing program must be registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario. To learn more, visit

Criminal Background Check

Applicants are advised that a Criminal Background Checks (CBC) conducted by the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) is required for programs with field or clinical placements. Certain criminal convictions may prevent participation in placements and program completion may not be possible. Attaining and paying for a CBC and Vulnerable Sector Screening is the responsibility of the student, and these may have to be renewed every three, six, or twelve months dependent on the placement requirements. Applicants with criminal records are advised to contact the Associate Dean/Campus Dean of the respective school prior to applying.

WSIB Coverage

Students from health sciences programs on placement are covered by Workplace Safety and Insurance Board(WSIB) coverage in the event of an incident. To be eligible:

  • A student must be currently registered in the program;
  • The placement must be sanctioned by the educational institution;

  • The student must not be paid for the placement.

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