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About the School of Nursing

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Our School has been, and continues to be, committed to expanding nursing knowledge, furthering practice and seeking better health care outcomes.

Our students will progress from admission to graduation in a shorter time frame in the modified undergraduate curriculum

Faculty and Research

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Faculty members at the School of Nursing have made valuable contributions to health care knowledge and practice through their research. Nursing students learn from, and work with, respected nurse scientists on a variety of projects. Learn more about our faculty and their research.

 Information for Prospective Students

  • BScN applications are accepted at the Registrar's Office from October 15- March 15 for each academic year.
  • Graduate applications must be submitted by February 1.
  • There is only one intake in September of each year.
  • Need more information?  nursing.inquiries@dal.ca.

25-YEAR MILESTONE ACHIEVED


This June, Dr. Gail Tomblin Murphy was recognized by the President’s Office for her 25 year commitment to Dalhousie University. Gail began her tenure at Dalhousie in 1991 in the School of Nursing and during the past 25 years has served as teacher and mentor to students and faculty alike. Gail has shown a steadfast dedication to improving the educational and research environment through her administrative service to the School, Faculty and broader University. Gail led the efforts for Senate approval for the Centre for Transformative Nursing and Health Research in the School, has served on many university committees and is currently serving her third term on the Dalhousie Board of Governors. In addition to this academic service, Gail has brought strong leadership to her own research programs, leading teams at the local, regional, national and international levels. Her international work led to the Dalhousie School of Nursing being designated as a WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre on Health Workforce Planning and Research. Gail is an internationally recognized leader and continues to be a great ambassador for Dalhousie University, both here at home and globally.

Inspiring alumni

School of Nursing alumni have gone to successful and inspiring careers in clinical practice, research, teaching and more. Meet some of the graduates who have made their mark in nursing.

Visiting Scholar

Dr. Jacinthe Pepin, BScN, MScN, PhD
Professor, Faculty of Nursing, and Founding Director,
Center for Innovation in Nursing Education (CIFI), Université de Montréal

Dr. Pepin is PI for a research team program funded by Fond de recherche du Québec, société et culture (FRQSC) on the competency-based approach to undergraduate health professions’ education. Her specific research and publications focus on the process for the development of nursing competencies, such as clinical leadership. She is currently Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN)’ scientific journal, Quality Advancement in Nursing Education / Avancées en formation infirmière and the 2015 CASN Pat Griffin Scholar. Dr. Pepin has supervised several Masters and Doctoral students’ research in the domain of nursing education.

Dr. Pepin was awarded the 2015 Pat Griffin Scholar Award - http://www.casn.ca/2015/09/dr-jacinthe-pepin-is-the-2015-casn-pat-griffin-scholar-award-winner/