Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)

An educational foundation

 At the School of Nursing, we prepare future nurses to serve with skill, professionalism and compassion in a wide range of health care settings.

The foundation of that preparation is our three-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree program. The program prepares students to become Registered Nurses (RNs).

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.

Dalhousie’s School of Nursing also offers students with previous university experience the option of completing the BScN program in two years.

Learn more about the BScN degree program.

Dal SON offers Certificate Options for the BScN Program. Currently, there are five approved Nursing Certificates: Oncology, Public Health, Mental Health and Addictions Nursing, Perinatal and Paediatric, and Acute/Critical Care Nursing with other Nursing Certificate options currently 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. For more in on Certificate Options [PDF 111KB].