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Nursing (BScN)


Simulation Lab
In our state-of-the-art simulation lab, you'll demonstrate your skills in various simulated patient case scenarios, including child-birth and complex health issues
Nursing Placement.
Faculty member Karey McCullough walks students through real-life nursing experiences.
Enrol in our Accelerated Second-Degree Program in Nursing and work with world-renowned partners
If you want a nursing degree and already have an undergraduate degree, you can complete your BScN in 2 years working with our partners in Toronto: Sick Kids, Baycrest, Mount Sinai, Toronto Rehab, Public Health or the University Health Network
You'll experience Nursing right away in your first year
Our unique job shadowing placement enables first-year students to see first-hand what nursing is all about; in upper years you'll do practicums and work in the simulation lab. There are also opportunities to experience international nursing placements
RPN Bridging to BSc in Nursing enables you to work while completing your degree
If you're a RPN and would like to complete your BScN, accomplish your goal with our flexible program!
Nursing offers a multitude of career options
Nursing graduates go on to have successful careers in hospital, community, academic, and administration settings
Nursing Students Lend a Helping Hand
Trained nursing students help at a campus flu clinic

Welcome to the School of Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree is offered in collaboration with Canadore College. Grounded in scientific theory and evidenced-based practice, the program is designed to equip you with both clinical and critical thinking skills. You will gain the professional abilities and capacity for lifelong learning – both of which are necessary to meet the growing needs of today’s health care system. The broad-based curriculum covers physical, emotional, social, spiritual and cultural aspects of health. From the beginning you will work side-by-side with nurses in practice and in our state-of-the-art simulation lab. Opportunities for an international placement are available.

Nipissing University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) programs offer students a unique, flexible, and collaborative education through its many partnerships as well as 4 unique, educational pathways to obtain a professional nursing degree. As a BScN student, you will gain relevant nursing theory and professional knowledge provided by a university education, along with practical experience in diverse clinical settings.

Our teaching approach

The School of Nursing at Nipissing University provides a collaborative and collegial atmosphere that allows students to learn in a variety of settings including formal lecture, small group discussion, on line learning, clinical/laboratory practice and individual study. Professors teaching the program are dedicated to student success and bring with them diverse backgrounds in health care. Their interactive, personal, and hands-on approach to learning creates an academic culture that is warm and intimate, while the careful balance of theory and clinical practice ensures that each student is prepared to enter the profession upon graduation from the program.

More than a Degree

At Nipissing, we are committed to building your personal and professional skills, inside and outside the classroom, as part of our More Than a Degree promise to you. We are dedicated to creativity, innovation and excellence in teaching, research, and scholarly activities, and seek to provide students with the support and opportunities that promise a successful and fulfilling academic journey.​​​

Nipissing University is continually ranked with A grades for:

  • Quality of Teaching
  • Campus Atmosphere
  • Class Size (A+)
  • Student Residences
  • Academic Support Services
    (According to Globe and Mail – GlobeCampus)

Don’t take it from us; here’s what students say:

  • "The best thing ... is being able to see your professors outside the classroom and they greet you on a first-name basis. There is nothing better than being able to talk to your professor like they are a friend."
  • "There is a large focus on research at the undergraduate level which does not always happen at larger universities. This gives Nipissing science students a path to further education and graduate schools."
  • "It is in a very scenic, northern setting. There are many trails on campus and a pond and waterfall to relax by to relieve stress and just think."
  • "The residences here are amazing with excellent dons and managers and activities. The residences are new and have amazing laundry, phone and kitchen facilities."
  • "Recreational and athletic programs offer a wide variety, lots of activities to sign up for, appropriate for all levels of skill."
    Source: GlobeCampus “Student Sound Offs”

See for yourself why The Globe and Mail ranks Nipissing with “A” grades for Quality of Education and Campus Atmosphere

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