About the UNBC School of Nursing

The UNBC School of Nursing is actively engaged in preparing excellent nurses who are ready to meet the complex care needs of individuals in regional, rural, and remote communities of the North. We strive to foster a deep commitment to the nursing profession and embrace change as a means for influencing health care at all levels. We strive to produce graduates who inform knowledge and practice by using an evidence-informed approach to nursing. 

We offer innovative and practice-based programs of study at the undergraduate level including our Northern Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing Program (NCBNP) in partnership with the College of New Caledonia and Coast Mountain College, a Post-Diploma program, and a provincial practice-driven Rural Nursing Certificate Program (RNCP). At the graduate level we provide multiple options for individuals wishing to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing (MScN) degree: a Professional/Academic stream and a Family Nurse Practitioner stream. In addition, UNBC is currently developing a collaborative, inter-professional doctoral program in Health Sciences which will provide our students with the opportunity to pursue doctoral-level study in the future.

Message from the Program Chair

Dear friends,

As the Interim Chair of Nursing, I am looking forward to the year ahead and the opportunity to look toward the future celebrating how as a School, Community, and University we have maintained momentum during the pandemic. We have learned lessons, built new relationships, and witnessed a passion and commitment from our nursing students, faculty, and staff that is a testament to their courage and resiliency. As the Interim Chair of Nursing, I am looking forward to the year ahead and the opportunity to look toward the future celebrating how as a School, Community, and University we have maintained momentum during the pandemic.  We have learned lessons, built new relationships, and witnessed a passion and commitment from our nursing students, faculty, and staff that is a testament to their courage and resiliency.

The UNBC School of Nursing offers six unique and highly prized programs that prepare nurses, nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, and researchers to combine knowledge and action into an understanding of practice that is responsive to the health and wellbeing of rural, northern, and remote communities.  It is known for its practice-driven stance through which relationships with Northern Health and other health authorities and community agencies address the constant state of renewal and development that originates from a desire to create and exchange valued knowledge. Students study at programs offered in Prince George, Terrace, Quesnel, and Fort St John with access to online delivery and a state-of-the-art northern clinical simulation network.

I am inspired by our past UNBC nursing students, those taught, and those that have advanced their education and sought out the opportunities they dreamed of when starting their nursing journey.  Our UNBC nurses continue to prepare others in the professional discipline of nursing through mentorship, education, research, and leadership in both local and provincial roles. They have combined an appreciation of the human sciences with personal philosophical interpretations associated with a reflective practice that extends deep into their working lives. It remains a great privilege to be part of the nursing program.

Dr. Caroline Sanders


Did You Know?

We offer Nursing courses in Prince George, Terrace, Quesnel, and online.