Welcome to your first step in your career in the health sciences field! By becoming a valued member of the multidisciplinary Health Care Team as a Registered Nurse, you will be able to put to practice the passion you have for caring for others.

Baccalaureate education will prepare you to practice in complex environments (hospital to community settings), enhance career changes and provide a foundation for further studies at Masters and Doctoral levels in nursing.

The philosophy of our Nursing programs is based on the premise that nursing is dynamic and fluid and changes in response to the diverse needs of our society. The practice of nursing involves the promotion of health, the prevention of illness, the diagnosis and treatment of individual’s responses to actual or potential health problems and restoration to an optimal level of function.

Caring, a human process with ethical and moral dimensions, is the central focus of nursing. Nursing reflects and is influences by personal, professional and ethical standards that guide the nursing profession.

To help make your journey successful, the BScN program has highly educated and experienced faculty to help support and encourage your learning both in theory and in practice. Confederation College is also home to state of the art simulation labs that create a learning environment for students to develop and build upon classroom learning through practical application of skills.  Please visit the Lakehead University Nursing website for current information as this program has gone through a thorough curriculum review with many changes noted in course content that you should be aware!  Many great things are happening in the Lakehead University Nursing Program!

The collaboration between the University and the College in the delivery of the Nursing Program is intended to provide the student with the expertise from both groups of faculty as well as both campuses, and prepare the graduate for the challenges of the future. The integrity of our collaborative program is maintained, and we are guided by, the rules and regulations set out by Lakehead University. Complete information of all of the baccalaureate programs can be found by visiting Lakehead University’s nursing website.

Welcome to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing collaborative program and to beautiful Thunder Bay! If you have any questions please call, or drop by!

My best wishes to each of you as you start your journey towards a rewarding career that has endless opportunities and remember that ‘every door is the right door’!

Shane Strickland
Dean, School of Health, Negahneewin, and Community Services

E-mail: dstrickl@confederationc.on.ca