Bachelor of Science in Nursing:
History & Personal Reflections 1969-2006, by Saru Sony
There has always been a high demand for nurses in North America and all over the world. There are many career options for graduates, including work in the health care of seniors, with pediatric patients, in community health centreS, in hospitals, in public health, in research, as advisors, as educators and professors, in government, and other areas.
The First Year
In the first year, students are introduced to the basic principles and theories of the nursing profession through three introductory nursing courses: introductory chemistry; micro and cell biology; introduction to psychology; and world religion.
At StFX, the BScN comes in many options. For example students can earn their degree through an accelerated option or a post-degree option for students who have already completed a degree.
StFX offers diverse clinical experiences in community health, mental health, acute care, maternal and child care, and international service learning opportunities. This creates a dynamic learning environment that produces graduates who understand that patient care must encompass many perspectives in order to address the needs of the individual, the family, and the community.
Aboriginal Nursing Students Seminar Option
In the first year of the nursing program, Aboriginal students will be able to take a seminar option. This strategy will give Aboriginal students an opportunity to obtain information that will be useful as they settle into their studies at StFX. The seminar sessions will be scheduled every week in the first month and then bi-weekly for the rest of the academic year. The seminar option will familiarize Aboriginal students with the programs, services and resources available for them within the University and from their own communities. The seminar option is designed to ensure that Aboriginal nursing students have all the information necessary to make their stay at StFX an easy transition from their school, home and community.
For additional information, interested students may contact:
Molly Peters, Aboriginal Student Advisor
-or visit our Aboriginal Student Services Site