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About the School of Nursing


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


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

  • NEW for September 2018 admission: In addition to meeting academic admission requirements, all applicants to Dalhousie's Bachelor of Science (Nursing) program are required to complete a 90 minute computer-based online assessment (CASPer Test).
  • 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.

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

Michael J. Villeneuve, RN, BScN, MSc
Michael Villeneuve Associates
Lecturer, Master of Nursing – Health Systems Leadership and Administration
Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

Since his first steps into health care as an orderly at L'Hôpital Montfort in Ottawa in 1978, Mike has held a variety of roles in nursing clinical practice, education, research, administration and policy. Mike is the past program lead for the Master of Nursing program in Health Systems Leadership and Administration at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, now ranked as the world's third leading nursing school. Currently he is a lecturer in public policy, leadership and administration in the program and he also operates an independent health policy consultancy in the National Capital Region. Mike’s consulting practice has provided the opportunity to take on work with nursing associations, health care organizations and governments across Canada and internationally. Mike has been appointed chief executive officer of the Canadian Nurses Association effective June 2017.

Since 2000, Mike has led or participated in numerous national and international nursing and health system initiatives, serving as senior policy consultant in Canada’s federal Office of Nursing Policy, a visiting consultant with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris, scholar in residence at the Canadian Nurses Association and executive lead for the Canadian Nurses Association’s National Expert Commission.

Mike publishes frequently on health care policy topics and is author of the forthcoming text, Public Policy and Canadian Nursing: Lessons from the Field. He is in demand as a speaker in domestic and international forums, but Mike and his family have longstanding and special connections to Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada—and he has been a frequent visitor to a secluded escape in the southwest corner of the province. Mike is excited to serve as the 2017-2018 Virtual Visiting Scholar at the Dalhousie University School of Nursing.