Study in Yarmouth

Small town. Big opportunity

Dalhousie is proud to offer our three-year (Direct Entry) and our two-year (Advanced Standing) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program at our campus in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

Studying in a rural community 300 kilometres south of the School of Nursing campus in Halifax, you’ll get a comprehensive BScN education while benefitting from lower costs of living.

Our local partners

Non-nursing elective classes in Yarmouth are offered by our partner universities, Acadia and Universite Ste. Anne. A Dalhousie Letter of Permission is required for these classes.


Yarmouth students are eligible for the same Dalhousie and Dalhousie School of Nursing scholarships as Halifax-based students.

In addition, Yarmouth students may apply for the following:

  • Yarmouth Hospital Foundation Bursary
  • David R. Hall Scholarship in memory of Dr. Margaret Churchhill
  • Drs. Rajender and Asha Parkash Scholarship
  • Eileen R. Morisset Scholarhip
  • Lina & Alphie Comeau Memorial Scholarship
  • YHF administered Scholarship A
  • YHF administered Scholarship B
  • YHF administered Scholarship C
  • Sara Corning Equity Diversity Inclusivity (EDI) Scholarship


Dalhousie Nursing students in Yarmouth can find residence accommodations at Beulah Raymond Hall.

This residence can accommodate approximately 45 students. Each room has standard furnishings and each floor of the residence is equipped with cooking facilities.

Students are also connected to the Yarmouth Regional Hospital, and the hospital cafeteria, by an underground tunnel. The tunnel also links the residence to the Health Sciences Library.

Please contact Rose Clements for more residence information:

902-742-3542, ext. 1213



Yarmouth students are exempt from Dalhousie's Health Service fee, Athletic fee, Auxiliary/User fee and Distance fee for Anatomy.

In addition to tuition, Yarmouth students pay a small ($15) incidental fee, a student union fee and a Nursing Society fee. You may also choose to receive and pay the associated fee for DSU Health Insurance.

Fees also apply for non-Nursing classes offered by our partner universities.

How to apply

Students interested in completing their studies in Yarmouth follow the same application process as those applying to the Halifax campus.