Programs at every level

Undergraduate program

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree program prepares students to become Registered Nurses (RNs) locally, nationally and abroad.  

Dalhousie’s School of Nursing baccalaureate degree offers students the opportunity to complete this degree in three calendar years as Direct Entry student or two calendar years as an Advanced Standing student. Contact the Registrar's Office for more details.

Students can earn their degree at our Halifax and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia locations. 

Residents of Nunavut can enroll in our BScN (Arctic Nursing) program, offered in collaboration with Nunavut Arctic College.

Learn more about our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program.

In spring 2018 the SoN received approval from Senate related to the offering of Nursing Certificates as an option to undergraduate students in the BScN program. Currently, there are four approved Nursing Certificates:

• Perinatal and Pediatric Nursing
• Public Health Nursing
• Mental Health Nursing
• Acute/Critical Care Nursing

with other Nursing Certificate options in development. The certificate will enable students to explore an area of nursing more in-depth than the generalist level and is responsive to service sector demands in various targeted areas of nursing practice. The certificates are an option for undergraduate students once they complete Semester 5 of the BScN program. 

Graduate programs

Our graduate degree programs offer students the opportunity to further develop their skills and knowledge, while tailoring their academic experience according to career goals.

Dalhousie offers the following programs for graduate students:

  • Master of Nursing (MN) 
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MScN)
  • Doctor of Nursing (PhD)
  • Certificate in RN Prescribing

Need more information about the Graduate Nursing Programs?