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Earn your BScN in Halifax or Yarmouth

We offer the greatest breadth of nursing programs in Atlantic Canada. Our graduates are caring professionals, skilled practitioners and leaders in the health community.


High-quality health care

Through our Interprofessional Health Education program, you'll have an opportunity to learn and practice alongside health mentors and students in other health-related programs.


Next stop: School of Nursing

Kyra Wilson always knew she would complete university, but her study path took a bit of an unexpected detour.


More men choosing nursing

Students like Matthew Hughes are shifting the perception of men in nursing. Today, more men are entering this demanding and rewarding profession.


Engagement and empathy

The Nursing program has allowed Lee-Ann Davison to apply knowledge and skills learned in previous degrees. But equally important, she says it's helped her gain a new perspective on what patients are feeling.


Program snapshot

Why choose Dal's Nursing program?

  1. Credibility: Dalhousie University is internationally recognized and one of Canada’s top research and teaching universities.
  2. Innovative: The BScN program is based on people-centredness health and features interprofessional health education and simulation based learning.
  3. Program length: Earn your degree and start your career in only three years.
  4. Faculty: Most of our Nursing faculty hold a PhD in nursing or a related field and have a range of expertise in the many areas of nursing practice, research, policy and administration.
  5. Affiliation: Dalhousie is affiliated with many of Atlantic Canada’s major hospitals and community agencies, so you can be placed in various settings for a stimulating and exciting clinical experience.
  6. Size: Enjoy the small tutorial and clinical groups where students receive individual attention and support.
  7. Social activities: The Dalhousie University Nursing Society (DUNS and Y-DUNS) hosts a number of social and professional events with nursing students and students in other health professions.

What will I learn?

Students in discussion around table

You'll learn about health promotion, illness and injury prevention and how to provide the best patient care. You'll also learn to manage priorities and communicate and collaborate effectively with other health care professionals.

What can I do... ?

Nurse in the work place

Registered nurses work in a variety of public and private health-care settings.There's a place for you, whether you're interested in working with children, the elderly, high-tech equipment, or educating and promoting healthy practices.