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A School within the Faculty of Applied Science

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Elizabeth M. Saewyc, PhD, RN, FSAHM, FCAHS, FAAN – Director
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The School of Nursing offers baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral programs. Students with advanced standing can complete the baccalaureate program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in five consecutive terms of 300- and 400-level upper-division courses. Baccalaureate graduates are eligible to apply for a program leading to a Master of Science in Nursing or a Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner). Master's graduates are eligible to apply for a program leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing. For details of these graduate programs, see Nursing in the Graduate Studies section. The School of Nursing also offers Undergraduate Elective courses. These courses are not eligible for credit toward the UBC Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

The School of Nursing and the School of Population and Public Health collaborate to offer the dual degrees program option Master of Public Health/ Master of Science in Nursing. For details on the dual degrees program option, see Population and Public Health in the Faculty of Graduate Studies section.

The School of Nursing offers a one-year, course-based professional program in the Master of Health Leadership and Policy. There are two programs: Clinical Education and Seniors Care. For details on these professional programs, see Faculty of Applied Science

The mission of the School, as a leading provincial, national, and international centre for nursing education, research, and practice scholarship, is to prepare outstanding nurses who are committed to excellence and innovation. Through its extensive programs of research, the School of Nursing also strives to develop and transmit knowledge regarding nursing practice and the human experience of health, illness, and healing.

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