Nursing is a valued and rewarding profession which requires a high level of dedication and commitment to successfully enter. Our program is rigorous in order to meet the expectations of excellence that students, future employers and patients demand.
Lake Superior has a 40 year history of providing nursing education. Graduates of LSSU nursing have worked in all areas of nursing in all parts of the world. Our graduates are sought by world class health care systems as well as local quality health care systems and organizations.
Our academic focus is the preparation of baccalaureate prepared nurses who upon completion will successfully complete their registration exam and will be able to progress in graduate education if they choose.
Why Students Choose LSSU?
Our BSN program at LSSU offers a challenging and rewarding program of study that reflects the standards of professional nursing. This program will prepare you to make judgments and carry out nursing care based on critical thinking and research based knowledge to facilitate disease prevention, health promotion, health maintenance, health restoration and rehabilitation.
Our BSN program is unique in its international affiliation. Clinical nursing experience is obtained primarily at hospitals and community agencies in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario as well as at health care and community agencies in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and the surrounding area.
The Bachelor of Science nursing program is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
We can attest to a highly successful NCLEX-RN pass rate for our students after completion of the program.
LSSU NCLEX-RN Historical Pass Rate
2015 (38 Students)
First Time (91.5%)
2016 (42 Students)
First Time (85.5%)
2017 (49 Students)
First Time (87.1%)
The School of Nursing offers a nursing program designed to meet the needs of students for a broad general education essential to the professional nursing role.
Faculty members come here with the primary goal to teach and we focus on the student 100% of the time. They are not required to conduct research and publish as a condition of employment. Our nursing professors and instructors have extensive real world work experience which they share with students every day.
Nursing students engage in a simulated environment at LSSU’s state-of-the-art simulation center. This new teaching modality has brought about an incredible transformation in nursing education at LSSU, and it is not only students who are benefiting from the simulation center – community nurses, emergency response personnel, and others in the healthcare field are also learning and reinforcing their skills in the facility, especially now that they are able to practice on tele-health equipment that is extremely valuable in this region.
Registered Nurses (Mean annual wage: $67, 490) – Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required. Career choices are extensive and are not limited to the list below.
Hospital Nurse – works in a hospital setting providing direct patient care to clients of all ages.
Office Nurse – works in a physician’s office or outpatient clinic assisting in the direct patient care of
Extended Care – works in a long term care facility providing care to the elderly.
Mental Health Nurse – works in community mental health centers or group homes providing care for
the mentally ill.
Home Care Nurse – Works with clients in their own homes to assist them to optimal wellness.
School Nurse – Works with administrators, teachers and parents to safeguard the health of school-
Public Health Nurse– Works with and in the community to promote and maintain the health of the local population.
Assisted Living Facilities – works in an assisted living facility assisting the elderly to remain as
dependent as possible.
Prison Systems – works in prison clinics assisting in the direct patient care of prisoners.