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Nursing students

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.


Undergraduate program: Nursing

Top 5 reasons to study Nursing at Dalhousie:

  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.

Career options

Nursing student

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.

International opportunities

Summer program nurses

These summer programs give you a first-hand perspective on global health challenges. Learn about health problems, health systems and the roles of various health professions in under-resourced communities.