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 - July 5, 2018

The Lakehead University and Confederation College Regional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Community-Based Collaborative BScN) program is made possible through the partnership of three organizations. The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development supports the program through funding, Lakehead University holds the credential students will earn at the end of the program, and Confederation College offers the delivery through its campuses and using its equipment. At this time, Lakehead University is unable to commit to a new intake of the program.

We will continue to advocate for the importance of this program in collaboration with Lakehead University and the Ministry, with the ultimate goal of successfully offering another intake in the future.

Though we won’t know when we will next be able to offer the program, if you would like to join our interest list, please complete this webform. This will ensure you become the first to know should an intake be scheduled. Please be advised that there will not be any communications unless we are successful in offering an intake.


Program Update - April 9, 2018

Though we anticipated learning the results of our funding request for the Community-Based Collaborative BScN program with the release of the Ontario budget on March 28, 2018, a definitive decision has yet to be communicated with us.

We have been advised to expect a decision by the end of this month, April 2018. As soon as we have a confirmed understanding of whether or not funding has been granted, we will be sure to provide another update.

We thank you for your continued patience and your ongoing interest in the program.


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, after which we will be able to provide additional details surrounding the community-based program.


Register to receive updates regarding the “Community-Based” version of this program (webform) …
Please be advised that there will not be any communications unless we are successful in offering an intake.