The Trent Difference: Create Change
The Trent/Fleming School of Nursing is recognized as the leading Canadian change agent for applying nursing as a driver of social justice. As a student in our program, you will help to improve the health and quality of life for marginalized populations by engaging in research, community partnerships, and clinical experience.
Our school is dedicated to:
- Raising the standards for practice-ready nurses;
- Providing a fully-integrated curriculum with collaborative research that focuses on advancing social justice learning and community transformation;
- Offering focused learning streams, teaching approaches,and technology that enable you to enter practice with clinical excellence, critical thinking, and advocacy skills; and
- Delivering opportunities that build strong community partnerships for health promotion, access and equity for Indigenous communities, rural and aging populations, people with mental health issues, and women’s health and gender.
The Trent/Fleming School of Nursing prepares skilled nursing professionals with strong scientific knowledge and compassion rooted in the values of professional and social responsibility. Graduates of the program are known as leaders committed to advocacy, diversity, social justice, and the pursuit of excellence. As part of our community of scholars, you will combine education, research, and clinical practice to innovate new and better ways to care for individuals, families, and communities.
Accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), the program weaves the most current faculty and evidence-based research into course work and clinical practice placements. Students build a strong base of knowledge and skill over their academic career, preparing you for meaningful professional practice in a range of nursing contexts after graduation. Students may choose to focus in one of five areas of interest: aging, mental health, Indigenous communities, rural health, and women’s health and gender.
The classroom experience is enriched by Trent/Fleming School of Nursing faculty, who bring a combination of professional and academic knowledge and expertise. Faculty are directly involved in leading-edge research in areas such as aging, ethics, and healthcare leadership, as well as interdisciplinary research in the environment, Indigenous health, and women’s health. Students benefit from a climate of true mentorship and have the opportunity to get involved in research throughout their academic career.
Trent University's newly-expanded, state-of-the-art clinical learning centre is designed to replicate hospital and home settings. Featuring a number of low, medium, and high fidelity simulation mannequins, these labs give students the opportunity to practice their technical, critical thinking, and decision making skills.
Theory Meets Practice
Students will explore current healthcare themes through theory, practice, and clinical simulation experiences. This integrated approach offers more experience with clinical learning beginning in first year. By your final year of study, you will have gained more than 1,300 hours of clinical experience through a variety of frameworks, including hospital and community settings.
TFSON Strategic Plan 2014 - 2019: Preparing Nurses to Foster Social Change