Why Nursing?

Recognized as a leader in faith-integrated education, TWU engages in a variety of hospital and community-based experiences over the four year undergraduate program.

Why Nursing?

Recognized as a leader in faith-integrated education, TWU engages in a variety of hospital and community-based experiences over the four year undergraduate program.

By entering our School of Nursing, you will experience a transformative education that develops your intellectual, sociocultural, emotional, physical, and spiritual development.

Our nursing graduates are reflective, life-long learners and are prepared to give servant leadership to the changing health care needs of a global community.

Our Liberal Arts Foundations courses support holistic student development, while core courses in science, art, philosophy, language, religion, and society and culture encourage you to think biblically, critically, and ethically about the world. Nursing courses equip you to work collaboratively for the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health. Throughout the program, we also focus on covenantal caring, equity, quality of life, plurality, and global engagement.

OUR SCHOOL OF NURSING OFFERS THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS:

  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM IN NURSING (BSN)

Nursing courses are sequential, which means first-year nursing and science courses must be successfully completed before you progress to courses designated for subsequent years. Through classroom, lab, and clinical instruction, you will be prepared in subjects ranging from pharmacology to nursing research, health assessment to leadership theories, medical and surgical nursing to mental health, and maternity and paediatrics to elder care.


ALUMNI PERSPECTIVE:

“In my nursing studies at TWU, I learned how to assess and meet the physical needs of the clients I care for. But I also learned the importance of addressing spiritual needs and the human need for hope.”

GRACE WILSON, 2012


SAMPLE COURSES

NURS 121 • Nursing Concepts

Concepts foundational to nursing care including biological, psychological, sociological, cultural, and spiritual aspects are introduced with laboratory practice of beginning nursing skills.

NURS 222 • Pharmacology

An examination of classifications, therapeutic actions, uses, interactions, and interrelationships of selected major drug groups used in nursing care. Drug education needs of patients are emphasized.

NURS 403 • Transcultural Health Care

Concepts of culture, cultural context, social justice, varying health care systems, health promotion, and illness prevention are explored theoretically and practically in an international clinical setting.


TRAVEL STUDIES

Our School of Nursing’s focus on diversity and social justice prepares our students as global citizens, attentive to health determinants and illness needs both locally and internationally. Highlights include opportunities for specialized work in First Nations communities and travel studies to other countries, such as Zambia.


AFTER GRADUATION

Graduates of our nursing program are highly sought-after and are prepared to work as registered nurses in hospitals and community-based health care settings. Our students also have the opportunity to continue their studies toward a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

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Important Dates

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Financial Aid

Investing in your future may require some help along the way. We offer merit and need-based awards to help offset the cost of tuition. Planning early is key and we are here to help get you started.

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Admission Requirements

The School of Nursing accepts 60 students each year for the fall semester.

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Our campus is beautiful. Bordered by farmland and within sight of mountains, yet within 10 minutes of Langley City Centre, it provides the perfect environment for staying active while focusing on your studies.

Careers in Nursing

Led by our award-winning and exceptionally supportive faculty, our graduates have earned a reputation within the health-care community for strong knowledge, exceptional working skills and compassionate caregiving.

Nursing graduates are prepared for career opportunities in:

  • Hospitals
  • Home Health
  • Public Health
  • Residential Care
  • Health Education
  • Mental Health
  • Global Health

Faculty Profiles

Barb Astle

Barbara Astle, Ph.D., RN

MSN Director
Professor of Nursing

Tammy Brandsma, MSN, RN

Sessional Assistant Professor of Nursing

Deborah Gibson, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Sarah Liva, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Heather Meyerhoff, MSN, RN

Assistant Dean, Associate Professor of Nursing

Andrea Orr, MSN

Sessional Assistant Professor of Nursing

Anne Redmond, MSN, RN

Sessional Assistant Professor of Nursing

Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham, Ph.D., RN

Dean School of Nursing; Professor of Nursing

Richard Sawatzky, Ph.D., RN

Professor of Nursing; Canada Research Chair in Person-Centred Outcomes

Kelly Schutt, BSN, RN

Sessional Instructor of Nursing

Tracy Stephen, MN, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Landa Terblanche, Ph.D., RN

Assistant Dean, Associate Professor of Nursing

Shawna Van Hove, MSN, RN

Sessional Instructor of Nursing

Angela Wolff, Ph.D, RN

Associate Professor of Nursing

Dorolen Wolfs, MSN, RN

Sessional Assistant Professor of Nursing