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Find your edge in UVic's School of Nursing.

In the School of Nursing 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.

INSPIRED values for nursing

INtegrity, Social justice, Professionalism, Inquiry, Respect, Excellence, Diversity

  • Integrity: honesty, trust and responsive action
  • Social Justice: education and action to foster equity
  • Professionalism: competency, accountability, responsibility and collaboration
  • Inquiry: curiosity, mindfulness, discernment and thoughtful reflection
  • Respect: esteem expressed through relationships and consensus building
  • Excellence: leadership and innovation in education, scholarship and practice   
  • Diversity: inclusivity reflecting acceptance diverse beliefs, practice and approaches

Committed to accessible, innovative nursing education, the UVic School of Nursing offers an undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) and two graduate degrees (Master of Nursing; PhD in Nursing).

We are also 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.

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

Off campus, 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 Ethics, Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging.

We also have strong research and practice linkages with Island Health, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Fraser Health Authority, Interior Health Authority, Northern Health Authority, Provincial 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.