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Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Units Undergraduate Programs and Courses Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences School of Nursing Native Nurses Entry Program
Native Nurses Entry Program

The Native Nurses Entry program is a nine month preparation program for individuals of Aboriginal descent (status, non-status, Métis or Inuit) who plan to enter the BScN program. The preparation program is designed to provide the necessary skills and academic preparation required for successful completion of the four (4) year nursing degree program.

The program is based on two (2) terms of twelve (12) weeks each, as well as a two (2) week field experience. The student may choose field experiences in their own community or other Native health settings.


Those who will be considered for admission to this program include:

1. mature students, extraordinary students or college/transfer students NOT meeting the BScN required admission criteria (see Admission Requirements and Registration, page 34 and 35)

2. health care workers, e.g. Community Health Representatives (CHRs) and Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs), who have a minimum of Ontario Grade 10 or equivalent.

As well, all applicants are required to submit proof of recent upgrading (within the last 5 years) in Biology and Chemistry - preferably Gr. 10 Academic or Applied Science and Gr. 11 U or C Chemistry, or the equivalent.


In addition to the University Regulations, page 39, and the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences Regulations, page 127 of this Calendar, the following regulations of the School of Nursing also apply to students in this program.

Students must attain:
(a) a mark of 60% in Nursing 1110, 1130 and 1150, as well as
(b) a grade of "pass" for Nursing 1092
(c) a minimum mark of 50% in each other course,
in addition to
(d) a minimum overall average of 70% (Applicants below this level may be considered on an individual basis.),
for entry to Year 1 of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.



The program consists of the following courses:
(a) Nursing 1092, 1110, 1120, 1130, 1150
(b) Chemistry 1050 and 1070
(c) English 1807
(d) Mathematics 1120