Dalhousie University

Nursing (BScN) (Advanced Standing Entry)

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Program Information

School:Dalhousie University
Faculty:Faculty of Health
Field of Study:Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Description:Whether caring directly for patients, conducting valuable research or engaged in public policy advocacy, nurses make a difference in the quality of people's lives. Dal's Nursing program will prepare you to apply current evidence and respond with professionalism to the health and illness needs of people in a variety of healthcare settings: hospitals, homes, schools, businesses, clinics and communities. At Dal, you'll find flexible program options and hands-on learning opportunities alongside world-class faculty.

Please note: Owing to the limited enrolment and the large number of applicants, this program primarily serves permanent residents of Nova Scotia. However each year a limited number of direct entry (directly from high school) and advanced standing entry (for those with previous university experience) seats are also available for well-qualified residents of other Canadian provinces and international students. See Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
URL:Nursing (BScN) (Advanced Standing Entry) at Dalhousie University
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $43,442

Please consult the following website for additional information on tuition.


Careers:Nursing Co-ordinators and SupervisorsHead Nurses and SupervisorsNurses (RNs)

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration)
Application Notes : To view all English Language Proficiency tests, visit: https://www.dal.ca/admissions/international-students/admission-requirements/english-requirements.html
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Advanced standing students have all of the required non-nursing courses (equivalent to semesters 1 and 2) completed with at least 30 credit hours, and will enter the program at Semester 3 in September. It consists of 6 semesters over a 2-year period. Semesters 3 to 8 are exclusively nursing courses. Fall Semester is September to November; Winter Semester is January to March; Summer Semester is May to July. Students will have a one month break between each semester. Completion of the CASPer test is required: https://www.dal.ca/admissions/apply/applying_for_undergraduate_studies/supplemental_forms/casper-test-requirement.html

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 18, 2022