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.

Program Name Location Load Years
Bachelor of Science in Nursing - (BScN) North Bay Full-time 4
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Collaborative - (BScN)
No further intakes
North Bay Full-time 4
Registered Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Bridging Program​ - (RPN to BScN) North Bay Full-time 3
Registered Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Blended Delivery - (RPN to BScN) Distance Education Part-time 5
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Scholar Practitioner Program - (BScN SPP) 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


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