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Admission Requirements & Program Highlights

Collaborative Four-Year Nursing – Nursing is the science of applying knowledge, the technical aspects of practice and the art of establishing a caring relationship. Our collaborative, four-year honours BScN program will prepare you for a career in nursing with extensive clinical work, which begins in first year. You may also gain experience as a peer mentor or research assistant. Graduates are qualified to practice in both Canada and the United States, and pursue further studies.

The program is also offered in partnership with St. Clair College (Windsor and Thames/Chatham campuses) and Lambton College (Sarnia). Students may apply to the program directly to the University of Windsor, or may apply separately to either college site.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U, SBI4U, SCH4U, and one Grade 12 Mathematics required. 80% second Nursing average in SBI4U and SCH4U. In addition, a minimum grade of 65% required in ENG4U.

85%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, and one Grade 12 Mathematics required. 80% second Nursing average in Grade 12 Biology and Grade 12 Chemistry. In addition, a minimum grade of 65% required in Grade 12 English.

85%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, and one Grade 12 Mathematics required. 80% second Nursing average in Grade 12 Biology and Grade 12 Chemistry. In addition, a minimum grade of 65% required in Grade 12 English.

85%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math, Biology, Chemistry. 80% second Nursing average in Grade 12 Biology and Chemistry. A minimum 65% required in Grade 12 English. For Ontario residents.

85%

Functional Knowledge

  • Appreciating critical biological, social, cultural, ethical, and psychological factors that influence health
  • Exercising emotional intelligence to make useful observations, generate insights, and modify behaviour in a professional work setting
  • Understanding the structure and organization of the public health-care system in Ontario and Canada
  • Understanding and applying contemporary best practices in nursing care
  • Critically appraising and evaluating evidence to support nursing interventions
  • Critically analyzing health-care systems from an informed perspective; advocating for and implementing change when appropriate
  • Understanding and valuing ethical practice
  • Collaborating with patients/clients, families, interdisciplinary health professionals to achieve positive health outcomes
  • Decision making; considering information from a variety of sources to solve problems and make decisions

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Explore Opportunities

Explore a selection of recommended opportunities for students in this program. Below you'll find many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.

HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration.

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Career Planning

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation. It is a fluid, dynamic, and continuous process, meaning you can move on or return to an earlier stage at any time. You can even work through simultaneous cycles, like one for your long-term dream job and another for a summer job.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curriculum

Co-Curriculum

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurriculum

Extracurriculum

Activities falling outside of the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics


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Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

Visit UWindsor

Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

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Life After Graduation

Holly Trepanier

“The University of Windsor nursing program has provided me with more than an education; I’ve gained a life-long desire to learn, confidence in my skills, and strategies to transition into professional practice, striving towards excellence. As a Registered Nurse, I work in a fastpaced environment where patient safety and critical thinking are always in the fore-front.”

Holly Trepanier –
RN, BScN [2014] MScN Student

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Number of Nursing Graduates (2017)

100%

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion
(OUGS Nursing, 2014)

Common Industries for Nursing Graduates

  • Nursing Service: Direct care
  • Academia: Teaching, research
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Government: Health policy
  • Health-care administration
  • Insurance companies
  • Sales: Pharmaceuticals, medical devices

Career Tracks*

  • Acute care nurse
  • Case manager
  • Clinic nurse
  • Community care nurse
  • Health-care administrator
  • Health and safety coordinator
  • Hospice nurse
  • Mental health nurse
  • Nursing anesthetist
  • Nurse educator/professor
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Nurse scientist/researcher
  • Occupational health nurse
  • Oncology nurse
  • Public health nurse
  • Travel nurse
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* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.

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