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Nursing (NURS)

Available as a four-year program

Registered nurses choose many career directions, from making split-second decisions in the ER to preventing illness through community health promotion. Meet new challenges every day in this personally and financially rewarding profession.
  • Program Code

    NURS

  • Credential
    • Four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • Start Date

    September entry

Brock University and Loyalist College, Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing

Find your career

Nurses provide care for patients in all conditions, at all stages of life – from prenatal health to palliative care – in diverse settings:

  • In hospitals, specializing in surgical and postsurgical care; emergency; intensive care; care of the childbearing family and children; geriatrics; cardiovascular care; oncology (cancer); and mental health.
  • In rehabilitation centres, hospices, doctors' offices, nursing homes, and community agencies providing home care.
  • As educators in public health units, schools, Telehealth, workplace wellness programs, family planning and baby wellness clinics.
  • In research and progressive leadership positions in health and government.

In Ontario, across Canada and abroad, there is a strong demand for registered nurses. Brock-Loyalist Nursing graduates are well prepared for future careers in health care:

  • Graduates are eligible to write the registration examination and become registered members of the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Registration in Ontario allows nurses to practise across Canada (except in Quebec) and in many states in the U.S.

Is it for you?

Nursing is a profession that’s both demanding and rewarding. It is well suited to people who are:

  • Interested in medicine and health promotion.
  • Driven to make a difference in people’s quality of care.
  • Prepared to work evenings and weekends.

Experiential learning

The Brock-Loyalist collaborative nursing degree is recognized for hands-on learning and academic excellence with an innovative curriculum based on current standards and best practices:

  • Spend the first two years at Loyalist and the final two years at Brock University to graduate with a B.Sc.N. awarded by Brock.
  • Learn in small clinical groups with personal, continuous guidance from experienced faculty.
  • Experience different hospital systems, community agencies and electronic documentation with clinical placements in two regions of Ontario.
  • Your transition to Brock University is supported with a campus orientation, meetings with faculty and senior students, and access to housing assistance.

Loyalist is an international leader in the integration of human simulation technology. Intensive, hands-on practice in our state-of-the-art Human Simulation Lab begins in the first semester:

  • Conduct real-life practice scenarios with high-fidelity human clinical simulators.
  • Develop competence and confidence in a safe, realistic learning environment.
  • Provide care for a virtual birthing mother and her newborn, with remotely controlled responses.

Clinical practice with community partners begins in the second semester:

  • Complete a clinical placement two days a week in hospitals, long-term care facilities and community health-care agencies.
  • The final semester of year four is a clinical, pre-graduate experience.

Outstanding faculty make the difference

  • Teachers are registered nurses with extensive experience in hospital and community settings.
  • Many faculty continue to work in their field, with up-to-the-minute knowledge of clinical practices.
  • Learn with a human simulation specialist who has won an international award for her work in simulation training.

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