4 Years - 8 Semesters Degree
Caring for those who are dealing with health issues is a noble field of work and study that has become increasingly in-demand in recent years. You can become a nurse by enrolling in our excellent accredited four-year degree program with Laurentian University or by choosing the path to becoming a practical nurse with our two-year diploma.
Our program and faculty are recognized throughout the province for effectively reinforcing our curriculum with extensive use of our advanced simulation labs.
Beginning January 1, 2005 the entry level to practice as a Registered Nurse is a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Sault College as a partner of the North Eastern Collaborative Nursing Program is offering all four years of a BScN program. Laurentian University will grant the degree and graduates will be eligible to write the provincial registration exams to become a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario, subject to the fees and requirements set out by the College of Nurses of Ontario. For more information, please contact the College of Nurses of Ontario.
The nursing curriculum stresses health promotion and wellness, while at the same time continuing a focus on care for ill persons. The curriculum, based on a Nursing Approach to Caring will prepare practitioners for the next 20 years. Students will be actively involved in their own learning, designing and engaging in learning activities that will enhance learning of the concepts basic to nursing. Together, the students and faculty explore the knowledge of nursing and caring. Students will practice nursing within a variety of settings and contexts and with a diverse client population.