Admission requirements

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Undergraduate admission requirements vary based on your previous education and your intended program of study at Dalhousie. Learn about our admissions requirements, book a campus tour, or connect with an advisor if you have questions about your eligibility for admission.

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Additional requirements for admitted Nursing students


Students accepted into the BScN program must meet the following immunization requirements:

  • Diptheria-tetanus (dT)
  • Polio
  • Measles (Rubeola)
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Hepatitis B
  • Varicella

Undergraduate students will receive a Preclinical Placement Requirement form for Health Worker Students at Orientation. This form is to be filled out by your health care practitioner. Please provide a copy of an official immunization record for Measles, Rubella, Hepatitis B and Varicella. You will not be able to participate in clinical experiences as a student nurse if your immunizations are not current and complete.


Nursing students must maintain up-to-date certification in Health Care Provider CPR (Level HCP). Certification is provided by St. John Ambulance or the Red Cross. Students in the BScN program must recertify every two years until graduation. Normally this will be in the first and third year of the four-year program. Proof of certification is required to be given to the school of nursing after each recertification session. Final year students may require more recent recertification depending on the requirements of an agency and will be notified if required.

First Aid

Students must be certified for Standard First Aid on admission into the program. This certification can be completed at St. John Ambulance or Red Cross.

Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search Check

All students admitted to the School of Nursing are required to submit a photocopy of a current (within 6 months of September admission) Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Search (CRC/VSS).

Figure out how much university will cost

There’s a lot to consider when preparing for university but finances are a major factor that can impact your decision. Expenses vary depending on the lifestyle of the student and level of enrolment.

Funding sources

In preparing for university, you'll want to research all available sources of funding and develop a plan to finance your post-secondary education. Here are some sources to consider: