Program Information

School: Nunavut Arctic College
Faculty: Iqaluit
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Description: The Arctic Nursing program, developed collaboratively between Nunavut Arctic College and Dalhousie University, is a four year program that focuses on nursing in Nunavut. The degree is conferred by Dalhousie University. The program is designed to prepare graduates as entry-level practitioners to work in a variety of settings, to include: hospitals, long-term care facilities and community-based agencies. The curriculum emphasizes awareness and respect for Inuit culture and prepares nurses to be leaders in the health care system of Nunavut.

Graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Arctic Nursing) will have the necessary skills, knowledge, and judgment which are required to write the Canadian Registered Nurse Exam (CRNE). On passing the CRNE, graduates will then be eligible to apply for registration in any Provincial or Territorial Registered Nurses Association in Canada.

URL: Arctic Nursing at Nunavut Arctic College
Length: 4 Year(s)
Careers: Head Nurses and Supervisors,Nurses (RNs)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Science 
  •  Grade12 English  or  Grade12 First Nations Studies 

Applicants must be 17 years of age or older, have completed Grade 12 with a Grade 12 credit in Inuktitut or English, Mathematics, and Science.

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Letter(s) of Reference

Applicants must pass a criminal records check by the RCMP and have current immunization prior to starting any clinical placement in a health facility. The required immunizations include: DPTP (diptheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio), MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), Hepatitis B and titre, and a Mantoux test done annually. Applicants must also have been a resident of Nunavut for at least one year prior to application.