Lake Superior State University
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“LSSU gave me the educational and organizational tools to be able to succeed at those endeavors after college.”

Scott Shackleton '83

Former State House of Representatives

LSSU Outstanding Alumnus Award '05

Welcome to the School of Nursing

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About Us


The nursing 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 faculty have one common mission and that is to graduate outstanding students who are ready and able to provide professional nursing services using theory and evidence based practice.

Phone:   (906) 635-2288
E-mail:   See Faculty and Staff
Office Hours:   8 AM - 5 PM, Mon - Fri
Office Location:   236F Crawford Hall
Dean:   Ron Hutchins
Chair:   Lynn Gimpel-Kabke
Academic Assistant:   Kathleen Drzewiecki


Mission Statement

To graduate competent students who are prepared to safely provide compassionate nursing care utilizing theory and evidence-based practice.

Student Handbooks

The BSN School of Nursing Handbook (pdf), revised yearly and accessible from the School of Nursing web page, is designed to orient you to the policies and procedures affecting your nursing education and your successful progression in the major. Our program outcomes can also be found within our School of Nursing Handbook. Use this link to view the PN School of Nursing Handbook (pdf).

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Lake Superior State University School of Nursing BSN program is accredited by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
(404) 975-5000





** The baccalaureate degree at Lake Superior State University is a new applicant pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington D.C. 20036, (202) 887-6791. New applicant status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.**

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Helpful Tools


Scholarship Sign-up

Scholarship sign-up occurs during the spring semester (usually open during the month of March) of each academic year. Click here for more information.


BSN: Clinical Portion of the Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing program

NEW!! Application for admission to the BSN clinical portion of the program will be available at the beginning of the 2nd week of each semester; subsequently closing the application periods on MAY 10thfor the fall cohort and DECEMBER 10th for the spring cohort. Please follow the link above to download the application!

** Students who have either completed the 9 required pre-nursing courses or are currently finishing them and have earned a minimum of a 2.7 GPA, are eligible to apply. Transfer students are welcome to apply!

PN: Practical Nursing Program (Associate's in Health Care Provider and/or Practical Nursing Certificate)

RN to BSN Completion: For practicing RNs returning to school to earn a BSN (offered when cohort is filled)

Important Reminders
Hands-on Education

Nursing student collaborating with a team member at War Memorial Hospital, another clinical facility that partners with LSSU

Blood Drive - Lake Superior State University nursing students participate bi-annually in a community blood drive in Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Nursing students engage in a simulated environment at LSSU's brand-new state-of-the-art simulation center.

Majoring in Nursing

Katherine "Katie" Farnsworth

"Small campus and small class sizes." [ more ]

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