About Us

The School of Nursing is committed to research, professional activities, knowledge generation, and advancement of nursing practice. Through partnerships among educators, students, practitioners, researchers and policy developers, we promote health and social change.

We honour all members of our community. We uphold an inclusive environment wherein diversity in beliefs and practices—as well as individual uniqueness—is lived, celebrated and respected.

Uniquely situated in the Faculty of Human and Social Development the School of Nursing provides opportunity to pursue scholarly links with the university through:

We are linked with research centres at the University of British Columbia including the Institute for Health Promotion Research, the Human Early Learning Partnership, and the W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied EthicsCanadian Longitudinal Study on Aging.

We have strong research and practice linkages with Island HealthVancouver Coastal Health AuthorityFraser Health AuthorityInterior Health AuthorityNorthern Health AuthorityProvincial Health Authority, and Ministry of Health.

The School of Nursing is accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing and approved by the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives.

Faculty Opportunities

Faculty participate with colleagues, students, and the public in socially engaging ways and strive to integrate teaching, scholarship, and research at all program levels. The Faculty of HSD provides support for research development through the HSD Research Support Centre as well connections with the Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation office to support its faculty with professional development and teaching enhancement. We post faculty postions on the UVic Careers site. 

Sessional Opportunities

The UVic School of Nursing is recruiting for 202401 Winter/Spring Term Sessional Lecturer opportunities.

We welcome expressions of interest for term sessional lecturer opportunities for courses offered in the 202401 Winter/Spring (January-April 2024). Appointments will commence January 1, 2024 thru April 30, 2024.

Note: course availability and offers are subject to change and based on sufficient enrollments.

Application deadline: October 26, 2023, 11:59pm PST
Offers will be sent early November.

Please submit an online application through SurveyMonkey: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/BCB8BC6

Undergraduate Courses available:
NURS 342 - Health and Healing VI: Global Health Issues

NURS 350 - Health and Healing VII: Promoting Community and Societal Health

NURS 484 - Understanding Indigenous Health and Wellbeing

NURS 475 - Consolidated Practice Experience V *NURS 475 is offered with NURS 491

NURS 491 - Nursing Practice VIII: Transitions *NURS 491 is offered with NURS 475

Graduate Courses available – online delivery (asynchronous)

NURS 524 - Evidence for Advanced Practice Nursing

NURS 525 - Disciplinary Research for Advanced Practice Nursing


Please note the following dates for the 202401 Winter/Spring, 2023-24 academic year:

  • First Day of classes: January 8, 2024
  • Reading Break [no classes]:  February 19 - February 23, 2024
  • Last day of classes:  April 8, 2024
  • Final Grades due to Director:  April 15, 2024

Qualifications for all candidates:
· Required education: Baccalaureate degree in Nursing and Master’s degree (preferably in Nursing or other health related field).
· Active registration and in good standing with British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
· Experience teaching in post secondary settings in course credit instruction as primary instructor is an asset.
· Demonstrated ability or capacity to teach in practice and classroom settings (face-to-face and online), including familiarity/experience with online technology-enhanced, experiential, and simulation learning environments is an asset.

Qualified Nurse Practitioner applicants interested in teaching Nurse Practitioner courses will have:
· Required education: baccalaureate degree in Nursing and a Master’s degree in Nursing - Nurse Practitioner (NP) program.
· Active registration and in good standing with British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM)** as a Nurse Practitioner.
· Demonstrated expertise and experience as a Nurse Practitioner in primary care settings.
· Demonstrated ability to teach in the practice and online classroom settings, and a willingness to teach and/or have experience in teaching in online technology-enhanced and experiential learning management system environments;
(Note: all Nurse Practitioner graduate programming is offered only through online distributed learning and may have several week long intensives (on-site in Victoria or online) scheduled throughout the academic calendar year).

· (for practice courses offered) must be willing to travel to various practice settings for student site visits locally (BSN courses) and provincially (Nurse Practitioner graduate courses) as nurse practitioner placements are situated within various health authorities within British Columbia. Travel is reimbursed according to university policy.

Contact nursing@uvic.ca with any questions about sessional positions

The School of Nursing reserves the right to fill future teaching assignments from the pool of applicants for this posting. Appointments are subject to sufficient funding and enrollment in courses. Sessional Lecturers are members of CUPE Local 4163 (Component 3).  

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement.

Staff Opportunities

Information about working for the University of Victoria and current staff opportunities is found on the UVic Careers site.