BScN Admission Requirements

Dalhousie admission requirements

Learn more about the university's admission requirements and application procedures:

School of Nursing additional requirements

Learn more about additional requirements specific to the School of Nursing:

Equal opportunity for underrepresented groups

The School of Nursing recognizes that affirmative action is required to increase the admission of and number of graduates from underrepresented groups, specifically African Nova Scotians and aboriginal persons of the Maritime region who have a substantial connection with the aboriginal community.

Applicants must self-identify on page 5 of the undergraduate application form [PDF - 259 kB] that they wish to be considered for admission under the Affirmative Action Statement. *Applications should be directed to the Main Registrar's Office.

For more information about Admissions Equity, community outreach and support for Black and Aboriginal learners, please contact:

Michelle Patrick, Program Coordinator for African Nova Scotian Health Sciences Initiative (

Kara Paul, Program Manager for Aboriginal Health Sciences Initiative (

Information for LPN applicants applying to BScN

LPN applicants must meet the Advanced Standing admission requirements.  Competitive applications will be assessed within the total pool of applicants each year. No seats will be reserved for LPN applicants.