The Community-Based Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program has been offered in some form since 2005, the main goal of the program being to provide education in students’ home communities to prepare them for health care careers in those same communities.
A collaboration with Lakehead University, the program has been offered to students at a selection of our regional campuses, which include: Dryden, Lake of the Woods (Kenora), Rainy River District (Fort Frances) and Sioux Lookout. The communities and their local medical centres and long-term care facilities also provide invaluable support in advisory capacities and through clinical placements.
Program Update - April 6, 2017
Confederation College is currently awaiting confirmation of funding from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to continue our Community-Based Collaborative BScN program at our regional campuses. These campuses include: Dryden, Lake of the Woods (Kenora), Rainy River District (Fort Frances) and Sioux Lookout.
We are optimistic that our funding will be renewed, enabling us to offer the program again starting in the fall of 2018. MAESD will be providing its decision in the summer of 2017, after which we will be able to provide additional details surrounding the community-based program.