Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Nursing students at StFX

About Nursing

Almost a century of outstanding education in health care, beginning with the pioneering work of the Sisters of Saint Martha, has allowed the Elizabeth and Thomas Rankin School of Nursing at StFX University to evolve into one of Canada’s most respected nursing programs. Graduates are known for their caring, competency, and commitment to the field.

CASPer Requirement for Admission to Nursing

All students interested in the Four-Year Traditional BSc Nursing program and Two-Year Accelerated program at StFX are required to complete a CASPer Assessment. This includes Current StFX Students wishing to apply to change programs. Please click here for CASPer test dates, and more information.

Why study Nursing at StFX?

As a student in StFX’s B.Sc.N. program, you will have excellent learning opportunities that support best practice experiences.

StFX offers diverse clinical experiences in community health, mental health, acute care, maternal and child care, pediatrics, and international service learning opportunities. This diversity creates a dynamic learning environment that produces graduates who understand the complexity of nursing practice and the multi-level interventions required to address the needs of patients, families, communities, and populations.

First Year Nursing:

During your first year, you will complete a required 30 Arts and Science course credits. In your second year and onwards, you will be immersed in concentrated nursing courses and clinical practice experiences.

Rewarding careers in Nursing:

Nurses have always been in high demand. You’ll have career options including work in hospitals, homecare, community, public health, research and policy, government, education or other exciting areas.

Flexible degree choices:

StFX Nursing offers a 4-Year program over four calendar years (no intersessions) that includes eight semesters of study and a May graduation. This option primarily targets students entering from high school.

StFX also offers an Accelerated 2-year option.. This option primarily targets students with prior post-secondary credits. It starts each January with nursing courses and clinical experiences required throughout winter, spring/summer and fall terms and a December graduation.

Co-operative learning opportunities exist within the Nursing Program as well.

LPNs wishing to study towards a BScN degree have the opportunity to do so in a part-time distance education format.

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