2024 Maclean's University Rankings: Nursing Programs

By Tess Campbell Modified on October 18, 2023
Tags : Health and Wellness | News | Rankings

Do you want to become a nurse in Canada? Get your education at one of these top 20 schools for the best nursing programs.

 2024 Maclean's University Rankings: Nursing Programs

Do you want to work in health care? Do you want to make a difference in people’s lives? Then a career as a nurse may be right for you! To become a nurse in Canada, you’ll need to get a bachelor’s degree in nursing. But, how do you know which program is right for you? Luckily, Macleans released their rankings for Canada’s best nursing programs in 2024.

You can discover the top 20-ranking schools with nursing programs in Canada for 2024. These rankings are based on the school’s program and research reputation. Check out the 2024 methodology for Maclean’s best university programs in Canada for more information on how these rankings were decided.

School 2024 Overall Ranking Rank Last Year
University of Alberta 1 3
University of British Columbia 2 1*
University of Toronto 3 1*
McGill University 4 4
McMaster University 5 5
University of Calgary 6 8
Queen's University 7 6*
Dalhousie University 8 6*
University of Ottawa 9 10
Western University 10 11
University of Victoria 11 9
Université de Montréal 12 12
Toronto Metropolitan University 13 19
Université Laval 14* 15
University of Saskatchewan 14* 16
University of Northern British Columbia 16 N/A
St. Francis Xavier University 17* 13*
York University 17* 18
Memorial University 19* 13*
University of New Brunswick 19* N/A

An * indicates a tie.

This year the University of Alberta rose to the top of the list! We also saw two new schools break into the top 20: the University of Northern British Columbia and the University of New Brunswick.

Hopefully this list has expanded your options for nursing programs, but keep in mind that rankings aren’t everything. Make sure to consider other factors like scholarships, location, extracurriculars, and more when deciding where you want to go to school.

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