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DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY - [DAL], HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA - PROGRAMS

Halifax, Nova ScotiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1818Established Year
  19000Enrollment

Bachelor of Science in Nursing [B.S.N]

 3 years
 full time
  English
 on campus

Field of Study

$ 17,505 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Dalhousie University offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing for a duration of 3 years.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis.
  • At the School of Nursing, the university prepares future nurses to serve with skill, professionalism, and compassion in a wide range of health care settings.
  • It also offers students with previous university experience the option of completing the BScN program in 2 years.
  • The program prepares students to become Registered Nurses (RNs).
  • The program curriculum will be completed over 3 calendar years (8 semesters) for direct entry students and over 2 calendar years (6 semesters) for advanced standing students (qualifying students who have previous university experience), offering graduates the opportunity to enter practice 1 year earlier.
  • Students get the oppertunities to study some sample courses such as:
    • Basic Human Anatomy
    • Health Science Microbiology
    • Nursing and Family Health
  • Dalhousie University also provides certificate options for the BScN Program. The 4 approved Nursing Certificates are Oncology, Public Health, Mental Health, and Acute/Critical Care Nursing.
  • The certificate will enable students to explore an area of nursing more in-depth than the generalist level and is responsive to service sector demands in various targeted areas of nursing practice.
  • The degree in nursing lays the groundwork for graduate programs in nursing, health administration and interdisciplinary studies.  
  • The average salary goes up to 47,000 USD after completion of the program.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration3 years
Fees$ 55,551 for 3 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Feb 28)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Program Urlhttps://www.dal.ca/faculty/health/nursing/programs/bscn.html

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must have completed the following courses of Grade 12 with a minimum overall average of 75%.
    • Academic English 12
    • Academic Math 12
    • Academic Biology 12 
    • Academic Chemistry 12
  • Students also have to complete one additional academic subject.
  • Students also have to complete the CASPer test.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they have any one of the following certificates:

  • All-India Senior School Certificate (CBSE)
  • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
  • Indian School Certificate (CISCE)
  • Or, another Senior Secondary School Certificate awarded after standard XII

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Required Document List

Following are the required document:

  • Online application form and fees: Students have to fill the online form and submit the application fees. 
  • Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Two Professional References: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Transcripts: Students have to submit transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, World Education Services Assessments, and English Language Proficiency test scores 
  • Confirmation of Employment Form:  Students must be emailed as an attachment by applicant or referee. 
  • Proof of name change: Required only if name discrepancies exist between transcripts/assessments/test scores and other application documents.  Examples of proof: Marriage/divorce certificates, 2 copies of government-issued ID that include a previous and current name and date of birth.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.


Application Deadline

Fall
Feb 28


Scores Required

90 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

61 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3
Tuition fees$17505$17505$17505
Books fees$1012$1012$1012
Total fees$18517$18517$18517

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food$ 8,171

Ranking

Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

Ranked #151/ 300

Nursing [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
General Entrance Award Program Scholarship Variable Yes 01 Mar, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Students are required to get a study visa to study in Canada.
  • They may also need a Temporary Resident VISA (TRV) or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
  • The cost of the study visa is 112 USD and it is valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Dalhousie acceptance letter
    • Valid passport
    • Financial Evidence
    • A letter from their sponsoring agency 
    • Documents showing strong ties to their home country

Work Study

Students must have a work-study visa to work in Canada.

  • On-Campus Work: Students enrolled full time are eligible to work on-campus. Students can work no more than 10-15 hours per week.
  • Off-Campus Work: Students who are continually enrolled full time at Dalhousie University are eligible to work off-campus. Students can work 20 hours a week or full time during a scheduled break.
  • Co-Op Work Visa: If students are required to work as an integral part of the studies or enrolled in a co-op program, they may be permitted to work off-campus full time. Students will need a co-op work visa.

Career and Placement after Course

Head Nurses and SupervisorsNurses (RNs)



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