Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)
What's special about a McGill B.Sc. in Nursing (BSc(N))?
As the basic preparation for a nursing career, McGill University’s BSc(N) offers innovative courses that develop fundamental nursing expertise and skills and opens the door to a variety of exciting career opportunities.
Student involvement is a cornerstone of our program. In addition to classroom lectures, you will study in small learning groups of six to eight people, working closely with professors to examine, in critical and creative ways, the many facets of nursing in today’s society. Furthermore, starting with your first nursing course, you will gain hands-on experience and knowledge in a McGill teaching hospital or affiliated centre, where you will learn to help people manage health and illness situations.
More specifically, this will involve studying individuals and families at various stages of development and in different locations – at home, in community health-care agencies and in teaching hospitals. You will learn about the role of nursing within the health-care system and about the development of collegial partnerships with other health science disciplines.
How long will it take to complete my degree?
The BSc(N) curriculum (106 credits) extends over three years (including summer sessions) with general and professional courses in each year, and equips you with the expertise and confidence to effectively deal with complex and contemporary nursing issues. The program ends with a five week clinical placement that can be completed internationally.
For students from high schools outside Quebec, a 30-credit freshman year (called U0) will be added at the start of your studies (making this a four-year, 136-credit degree).
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Enhance your BSc(N) Degree!
The School offers students the chance to explore, discover and learn about the endless opportunities nursing has to offer in the 21st century.
- A unique network of more than 140-affiliated faculty, from Nursing Directors to Clinical Nurse Specialists and staff nurses, contribute to the student's education.
- McGill Nurses for Highlands Hope was established as a charitable academic organization in February 2006 and provides students a valuable link to nursing experiences in Tanzania.
- The McGill Nursing Collaborative for Education and Innovation in Patient- and Family-Centered Care was inaugurated on September 10, 2012. Its goal is to strengthen the ties between the teaching, research an practice arms of nursing within the city, the province and beyond.
- The Nursing Undergraduate Society (NUS) and the Nursing Graduate Student Association (NGSA) are very active student associations enabling students to exchange ideas, discuss health care issues, participate in conferences, and develop leadership skills.
Learn more about the BSc(N) degree here.