CASN Grants its Accreditation to Laurentian University and Collège Boréal

CASN Grants its Accreditation to Laurentian University and Collège Boréal

The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing

Grants its Accreditation to Laurentian University and Collège Boréal


For immediate release


SUDBURY ON, April 22, 2014–The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.I.) degree Program, jointly offered by Laurentian University and Collège Boréal, was recently accredited until 2021 by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN). After evaluating the relevance, quality of education and learning experience offered to B.S.I. students, this accreditation from CASN attests to the high training standards Laurentian University and Collège Boréal meet in a vital domain of this health sector.


Supported by the Consortium national de formation en santé (CNFS), the B.S.I. takes into account the realities of the nursing profession through the development of a full scope of practice in order to meet the needs of a multidisciplinary work environment. Hence, future nurses enrolled in this program will work in hospitals, deliver services in homes, conduct research, pursue higher education or teach.



“The CASN accreditation recognizes excellence within our institutions as it pertains to educating students in the field of Nursing. Thanks to this quality program offered in French, Laurentian University and Collège Boréal efficiently collaborate by training more healthcare professionals who will have the ability to offer services in both official languages to members of our community.”


-Roger Couture, Dean, Faculty of Professional Schools, Laurentian University


“This collaboration allows Collège Boréal to showcase once again the quality of its healthcare programs and the recognition they have received nationally. Our joint bachelor degree in Nursing attests to the recognized competence of our respective teams and their ability to integrate an innovative applied degree model to their teaching.”


-Kim Morris, Dean, School of Health Sciences, Collège Boréal


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About Collège Boréal

Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French-language postsecondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of Northern and Central-Southwestern Ontario communities. For the second consecutive year, Collège Boréal has received the highest graduation and graduate satisfaction rates of all 24 community colleges in Ontario. Moreover, 100% of all surveyed employers would recommend hiring Collège Boréal graduates as employees!


About Laurentian University

Laurentian University is one of the fastest growing universities in Canada in the past decade, now serving close to 10,000 students. In addition to its main campus in Sudbury, it now offers a growing number of programs in Barrie to the 1,200 students located on that campus. With excellent faculty, enviable class sizes and quality facilities, Laurentian has become a destination of choice for university studies in Ontario. For more information about Laurentian University, please visit

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