Nursing Programmes in Canadian Universities

NursingHundreds of Canadian universities offer a wide variety of nursing courses with various specializations and options.

Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing  Master of Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing and PhD in Nursing programmes are available in many Canadian Universities such as University of Lethbridge, Trinity Western University, University of Ottawa, Queen’s University, Ryerson University, University of Manitoba, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, McMaster University, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Island University, Nipissing University, University of Toronto, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of New Brunswick, Brandon University, Cape Breton University, Thompson Rivers University, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Dalhousie University, Lakehead University, Brock University and the Laurentian University of Sudbury.

Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing courses are available in Kwantlen Polytechnic University and the Brandon University.

Various diploma and certificate programmes available in Canadian universities are Graduate diploma in advanced neonatal nursing (McMaster University), Advanced Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing Practice (Athabasca University), Certificate in Parish Nursing (Concordia University), Certificate in Rural and Northern Nursing(University of Northern British Columbia), Practical Nursing Certificate (University of the Fraser Valley),  Certificate in critical care nursing and Certificate in mental health nursing (University of New Brunswick), Graduate Diploma in nursing (Memorial University of Newfoundland),  Certificate in continuing care nursing and Certificate in gerontological nursing (St. Francis Xavier University), Graduate Certificate in Family Systems Nursing (University of Calgary) and Certificate in Graduate Nurse Internationally Educated Re-entry (Kwantlen Polytechnic University).

Apart from these courses, Dalhousie University offers a dual programme at master level viz. Master of Nursing plus Master of Health Administration and University of Calgary offers a dual programme at bachelor level viz. Bachelor of kinesiology (general) plus Bachelor of nursing.

University of Victoria is also popular for some specialized Master level programmes in Nursing Practice and Policy such as Master of nursing in advanced nursing practice, nurse practitioner, Master of nursing in policy and practice and Master of nursing in advanced nursing practice.


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