School of Nursing

Welcome to the School of Nursing at Nipissing University

Do you want a career that is both challenging and rewarding? If you really want to make a difference in people’s lives and are interested in combining science and technology with a compassionate human touch, then consider a career in nursing. Nurses are at the centre of health care delivery in key transition points. Nurses also excel in leadership and administrative roles that incorporate research, management, and education.

We offer the following Nursing programs

At Nipissing University, we understand that there are many directions to a career in nursing so we offer a variety of pathways to get you there.

Nursing Sim Lab

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Location: North Bay
Load: Full-time
Years: 4
 

nurse in hospital hallway

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RPN-BScN​

Bridging Program

Location: North Bay
Load: Full-time
Years: 3

Nurse in operating room

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RPN-BScN

Blended Learning Program

Location: Distance Education
Load: Part-time and Full-time options
Years: 3 to 5

 

Other Nursing Programs
Program Name Location Load Years
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Collaborative - (BScN)
No further intakes
North Bay Full-time 4
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Scholar Practitioner Program - (BScN SPP)
No further intakes
Toronto Full-time 2

Application Expenses

Students are responsible for all associated costs and expenses incurred for application to or while enrolled within any Nursing program.

These may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • BCLS-HCP CPR certification
  • criminal reference check/vulnerable sector screening clearance
  • mask-fit testing
  • required lab/practicum equipment and/or supplies
  • licensure preparatory requirements
  • transportation to and from any theoretical and/or practicum course placement

Testimonials

A patient recently discharged home wanted me to extend her appreciation and gratitude for the excellent nursing care provided by one of your 4th year BScN students. The patient was in awe of the compassion the student offered her. She stated she has been a patient many times in the past few years and although she has received great care during most admissions, she felt the care provided this admission was exceptional from two of our own nursing staff as well as from your student. The patient was adamant that the nursing student be acknowledged for her excellence as she had such a significant impact to her recovery and current well-being.

Hospital Unit Administration

I am writing to offer a note of thanks to you and your nursing program. In November 2015 I gave birth to my baby daughter at the Almonte General Hospital. During the difficult labour I was lucky enough to be attended by a lovely young nurse from your school. Her name was Michelle and she was knowledgeable, patient and kind. Everything that you would hope for in a nurse. She was a testament to your program and a wonderful ambassador for Nipissing University.

Mary Royal-Duczek

Faculty Research

  • Associate Professor, (Sabbatical)
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    Areas of Specialization:

    Disability and work; nurses with disabilities, critical disabilities studies; nursing education; nursing leadership; community and mental health nursing practice.

    Research Interests:

    Experiences of workers with disabilities, nurses with disabilities, disability and diversity postsecondary education; critical perspectives on disability; simulation in health sciences; generic qualitative research methodologies

    Current & Future Research:

    Coffey, S (PI)., Anyinam, C, (Co-PI), Smith,…

  • Assistant Professor
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    Areas of Specialization:

    Ecological nursing, critical caring theory, online learning engagement, critical cultural education, interprofessional health education, program development and evaluation.

    Research Interests:
    • Exploring cultural adaptation and mitigation experiences of Registered Nurses in relation to climate and ecological crisis
    • Relational nursing practice within technology-enabled learning
    • Exploring best practices in PhD seminar coursework
    Current & Future Research:
    • An…
  • Assistant Professor, Interim Associate Dean, School of Nursing, (Leave)
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    Areas of Specialization:

    Curriculum Design Continuing Professional Education.

    Research Interests:

    Nursing Curriculum and Evaluation Models; Case Based Learning; Preceptor Education;  Evidence-Based Nursing; The impact of the NCLEX-RN on Curriculum; Patient Care Narratives.

  • Assistant Professor
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    Current Interests

    Harm reduction, meaningful collaboration with persons with living expertise, substance use, drug policy, advocacy, and public health

    Current and Future Research
    • Meaningful engagement with persons who use unregulated substances 
    • The potential for inpatient addiction medicine unit to improve connections with community addiction supports and reduce more acute health service use at Health Sciences North (HSN), Sudbury, Ontario
    • Willingness of persons who inhale their drugs in Sudbury, Ontario to use a…
  • Assistant Professor
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    Research Interests:

    Policy and Equity in the workplace; Social Determinants of Health; Health Behaviour Change Strategies, transient population/immigrant health.

    Current and Future Research: 

    Dr. Komakech has conducted research focused on issues in global health, inner city and immigrant health, rural-hard-to-reach population, child-maternal health, and policy actions to promote health equity by illuminating the role of social determinants of health in building an equitable and healthy communities (…

  • Interim Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Associate Professor
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    Areas of Specialization:

    Karey's nursing career began in emergency care but included such areas as medicine, surgery, critical care, and flight nursing.

    Research Interests:

    Over the course of many years, Karey has received several grants to conduct research in the areas of International Preceptorship.

  • Associate Professor
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    Areas of Specialization:
    • Simulation in nursing education
    • Faculty experiences with simulation/faculty development
    • Assessment and education of nurses
    • Program/curriculum development
    • Competency Mapping to Curriculum
    Research Interests:
    Current & Future Research:
    • Evaluation of Nursing Faculty Satisfaction and Uptake of Standardized Simulation Scenarios – Study design stage
    • Evaluation of Nursing Faculty Experiences with Collaboration in Simulation Development…
  • Associate Professor, (Sabbatical)
    School of Nursing
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    Areas of Specialization:
    • Canadian Nurses Association Perinatal Nursing certification, PNC (c)
    • Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, Canadian Certified Simulation Nurse Educator, CCSNE
    • Simulationist, California Simulation Alliance at the University of San Francisco
    • Forensic Nursing Specialization, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre and Women’s College Hospital
    • Qualitative research; phenomenology
    • Design, implementation, and evaluation of maternal-child simulation
    • Practice education; practice…
  • Professor
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    Areas of Specialization:

    Narrative Inquiry, Curriculum-Teaching-Learning, Experiential Learning, Nursing Education, and Inquiry Based Learning.

    Research Interests:
    • Anyinam, C., Coffey, S., Vanderlee R., Da Silva, S., Smith, F., Zitzelsberger, H., Thompson, J., & Odette, F. ($217,183). Partnership for applied research to support the development and evaluation of the Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities Network (PSDNet) Funder: SSHRC- Community and College Social Innovation Fund – 2015/17
    • Co-primary Investigator -…
  • Professor
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    Veronika’s research predominately focuses on health service delivery and specifically on three main areas: a) how we can improve patient care by learning from and integrating the lived experiences of people with long-term conditions; b) how can we better support people living with a long-term condition with a focus on young and rare onset dementia and c) advancing the practice of evidence-based health care and qualitative methods.

    Veronika has specific expertise in qualitative research methods, and has experience in conducting qualitative studies embedded…

Nipissing University's programs in the School of Nursing are approved by the College of Nurses of Ontario.
Our programs are also accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing.

 

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The School of Nursing is proud to be designated by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario as a Best Practice Spotlight Organization.