You’ll Be There When People Need You Most

You’re a caring, compassionate person, ready to help those most in need. Why not make a career of it? We’ll give you the nursing skills and knowledge to help make a real difference in people’s health – and their lives.

Confederation College’s Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a joint program with Lakehead University. This offers the advantage of two institutions, each with our own rich history in nursing education. Students take classes on both campuses learning from nursing faculty with expertise in the broad scope of nursing practice. Together, we offer students a cutting-edge nursing program that prepares them for a career in modern health care.

The program is based on the primary health care model combining a strong theoretical component along with lab and clinical (work placement) experiences. Courses cover a wide variety of topics including psychology, physiology, holistic approaches, mental health, surgical, community health and advanced practice. 


  • Graduates will be eligible to write the College of Nurses of Ontario exam
  • Program prepares you for a wide range of family, community, institution, and individual health-care settings
  • Nurses can go on to specialize in different fields such as critical care or advanced cardiac care nursing

My experience in the Collaborative BScN program at Confederation College has been...

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Kara-Anne Morriseau

4th Year B.Sc.N LUNA Past President 2011 / LUNA President 2009-2011

Before the BSCN degree Nursing program existed, taking my diploma in nursing at C...

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Melanie Cates

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing who plan to practice in Ontario go on to complete their College of Nurses of Ontario examinations before registering with the College. Once registered, they may go on to practice in a variety of settings including hospital inpatient units, outpatient clinics, specialty clinics, walk-in clinics, cancer care, renal care, family health teams, community care and others.

Graduates may also choose to continue their education in a variety of ways including getting a Masters and a PhD in Nursing, studying to become a nurse practitioner, entering the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (PHCNP) Certificate program and more.

The Canadian Nurses’ Association (CNA) also offers advanced certification after you have spent time working in a particular field.

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