Trent/Fleming School of Nursing


Learn at Trent’s state-of-the-art Life and Health Sciences facility, home to simulation labs that include the leading-edge Clinical Simulation Learning Centre (CSLC), a maternal/child and community care simulation space.

Nurses play a pivotal role in everyday healthcare by working hard to positively impact the lives of countless individuals in need. Accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, Trent’s B.Sc.N. offers aspiring nurses the option of pursuing either a collaborative or compressed degree with an emphasis on a holistic approach to healthcare, spanning a variety of nursing contexts. Starting in your first year, you’ll be immersed in both theory and practice, developing important skills through lectures, seminars, case studies, simulation labs, online coursework, and clinical practice. By the final year of study, you’ll have the opportunity to practice nursing in a range of hospital and community settings. Considering other pathways?

Trent’s P.N. to B.Sc.N. program enables students to fast track through the program in less than two years, after completing a two-semester Post-Bridge Practical Nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing bridge at George Brown College.

“In Nursing, I have the opportunity to go out into the real world and practice my skills in many different settings. I’ve been able to work in a long-term care setting as well as a maternity ward. In class we focus on the practical with weekly labs in the DNA building, working with simulation dummies, and we have theory based courses so we learn what it’s really like to be a nurse.” Joanna McMurchy, Trent/Fleming School of Nursing

Degrees Offered:

  • B.Sc.N.


  • Peterborough

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  • Get hands-on with 1,300 hours of clinical, hands-on experience over four years of study
  • Present your work (and your expertise) at regional health conferences
  • Join a community health project
  • Volunteer abroad in a rural Honduras or Guatemala field placement
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"I have the opportunity to go out into the real world and practice my skills in many different settings. My time here at Trent has been fantastic, I wouldn't change a single moment."

Joanna McMurchy

Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

  • Acute Care
  • Home Care
  • Long-Term or Complex Continuing Care
  • Child, Mental or Public Health Nurse
  • Research
  • Education

Popular Courses:

  • Transcultural Concepts in Healthcare
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Transitions in Health and Illness
  • Rural Nursing Practice
  • Contemporary Issues in Aging and Health
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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%

Program Requirements:

  • 75% overall average. Minimum of 70% in ENG4U and a min of 65% in SBI4U, SCH4U and a 4U Math. Admission average is calculated on required courses, including ENG4U plus next two best 4U/M courses. All applicants are required to complete the CASPer test.
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