Training resources

Developing research skills

Scholars Seminars

Held twice monthly and available to students on site and by distance delivery.  
The seminars offer graduate students an opportunity to learn and discuss academic and professional issues with peers and faculty in a positive enriching environment. The content for the series is developed in collaboration with students and faculty members.

The Integrated Health Research Training Partnership (IHRTP)

The IHRTP shares and coordinates the educational opportunities offered by  the partner organizations – Dalhousie University Faculty of Health Professions, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University Medical Research Foundation, Capital Health and the IWK Health Centre. The IHRTP exists to provide these audiences with the necessary education and skills required to conduct quality health research in increasingly competitive environments. An interdisciplinary research program is offered each year, September through May.

Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program

The Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP) provides support for highly qualified child health clinician candidates to develop their requisite knowledge and skills for a career as an independent scientist in child health research. Trainees engage in research training and a core curriculum in one of the participating Child Health Research Training Centres of the CCHCSP.

Research training is supervised by a research mentor and advisory committee and is structured to facilitate excellence in research with an interdisciplinary focus. Refer to the CCHCSP website for details.

The Department of Medicine education program

Find more information about educational events and more, offered by the Department of Medicine and available to Nursing students.

Community Health and Epidemiology Seminar Series

Graduate students at the School of Nursing can enhance their learning with seminars offered by the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology. Check the seminar schedule for recent and upcoming events.


Graduate students from the School of Nursing have participated in the Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research-Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) program, a national training program focused on developing individual research skills and overall research capacity in primary health care fields.

Based at the University of Western Ontario, TUTOR-PHC is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF).

Learn more about the TUTOR-PHC program.

JBI Affiliated Group:

The Aligning Health Needs and Evidence for Transformative Change: A Joanna Briggs Institute Affiliate Group was approved in 2016 and based in the Dalhousie University School of Nursing. The Affiliate Group is a member of the International Joanna Briggs Collaboration, based at the University of Adelaide (Australia).  Using Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) methodologies and methods, Dalhousie University faculty, students, and stakeholders will contribute to the transformation of healthcare in Atlantic Canada. Transformation means different models for thinking, planning, acting, and evaluating, based on the best possible available evidence. We are conducting systematic review research to look at health and wellness through a different, collaborative lens and exploring different models for service delivery based on a combination of what people need and on synthesis of the evidence. Learn more about the collaboration.