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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)

Available at: Brockville | Cornwall | Kingston


Coming soon: SLC’s BScN program

St. Lawrence College is in the process of seeking approval to offer a standalone Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program, with an intended start date of September 2021.

To be notified when more information becomes available, please complete this form.

This follows the Ontario government announcement that colleges now have the option to deliver standalone nursing degree programs.

Requisite Skills and Abilities

This program is not open to International students.



For frequently asked questions about this program, please click here. 

Get to know your professors

Learn more about the faculty who teach in the BScN program: School of Baccalaureate Nursing Faculty Profiles

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.

Program Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)

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Start Dates


Program Duration

4 years

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

To view a detailed fee schedule, please click here. The fee schedule will open as a PDF in a new window.

International Fees

This program is not open to International students.

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 2020-21

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

Semester 2
LUSL 1007 Health and Healing 1
LUSL 1094 Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring 2
LUSL 1207 Relational Practice 2
LUSL 2105 Human Anatomy & Physiology

Semester 3
LUSL 2084 Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring 3
LUSL 2006 Health and Healing 2
LUSL 2036 Microbiology for the Health Sciences
LUSL 2220 Clinical Chemistry

Semester 4
LUSL 2144 Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring 4
LUSL 2057 Professional Growth 2
LUSL 2107 Health and Healing 3
LUSL 2220 Clinical Chemistry

Semester 5
LUSL 3005 Health and Healing 4
LUSL 3084 Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring 5
LUSL 3056 Professional Growth 3
LUSL3206 Relational Practice III
LUSL 3406 Nursing Inquiry and Praxis 1

Semester 6
LUSL 3005 Health and Healing 4
LUSL 3066 Professional Growth 4
LUSL 3094 Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring 6
LUSL 3416 Nursing Inquiry and Praxis 2

Semester 7
LUSL 4056 Professional Growth 5: Nurses Influencing Change
LUSL 4084 Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring 7
LUSL 4206 Relational Practice 4
LUSL 4416 Nursing Inquiry and Praxis 3

Semester 8
LUSL 4057 Professional Growth 6
LUSL 4094 Nursing Praxis and Professional Caring 8

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit to search for options relevant to your program area of study.

>>More information on these SLC Articulations

Admission Requirements

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

Minimum 75% overall 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 



  • Full Disclosure of any other College or University Education:
    Applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program must provide their full academic history, including official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended and proof of current enrollment. Your most recent post-secondary education must meet a minimum standard (overall average of 70% or a 2.80 GPA) and you must be in good academic standing with your last college or university to be considered for entry. 

    Follow each step below to disclose your previous post-secondary education:

    1. Save the full disclosure form to your desktop.
    2. Close the full disclosure form on your web browser.
    3. Using Adobe, open the form that you saved on your desktop.
    4. Complete the required information on the form.
    5. Click save and close your completed form.
    6. Attach your completed form in an email; include your first and last name and student number in the subject line.
    7. Send the email and attachment to
    8. Submit official transcripts to the Admissions Office at St. Lawrence College.

  Click here to open the full disclosure form.

This is a HIGHLY COMPETITIVE program. To be included in the competitive ranking, applications must be complete including all transcripts and proof of enrollment by February 1.  Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admissions to the program. Please see the Highly Competitive Program Chart for more details.

Additional Requirements

  • Standard First Aid with ‘CPR Level C - BLS CPR.' 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 Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program.

Transfer or Advanced Level Applicants

Due to the popularity of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and the number of students accepted in first year, there is no space available for applicants with previous degree nursing credits. Applications from students with BScN transfer credits from other institutions will not be accepted and the application will not be processed. (Students who are current or previous students in the Laurentian University 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.


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

Renee Berquist

Admissions Information

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Additional Information

Once you have applied to this program we request that you complete the following full disclosure form. Full Disclosure 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 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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