Why Nursing?

Nurses make a real difference – every day – in the lives of others. Nurses report high levels of job satisfaction and work in a wide variety of settings.

Why Nursing?

Nurses make a real difference – every day – in the lives of others. Nurses report high levels of job satisfaction and work in a wide variety of settings.

TWU Nursing is recognized as a leader in faith-integrated education and is accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing. As a student in the TWU School of Nursing, you will experience transformative education that develops your intellectual, sociocultural, emotional, physical, and spiritual self.

Our nursing classes are small, clinical experiences in hospital, community, and simulation lab settings are varied, and graduates score highly on the professional certification exam (NCLEX).

You will study with professors who have received multiple teaching and research awards at university, provincial, and national levels. Your professors are also the authors of textbooks, chapters, and articles you will be reading.

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 focus on concepts of covenantal caring, equity, person-centredness and quality of life, and global engagement.

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 nursing therapeutics to nursing research, health assessment to leadership theories, medical and surgical nursing to mental health, and maternity and pediatrics to elder care.


ALUMNI PERSPECTIVE:

"The TWU nursing program gave me the preparation and I support I needed to have a successful and dynamic start to my nursing career. This education benefited both my practical and academic abilities, now resulting in progression to a Master's of Nursing and many future opportunities"

David G., '16

GLOBAL HEALTH

Our School of Nursing’s focus on global health and equity prepares our students as global citizens, attentive to health determinants and illness needs both locally and globally. Highlights include clinical placements in Indigenous communities and opportunities for engagement through global projects.


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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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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Virtual Tour

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 J. Astle, Ph.D., RN

Director, MSN Program
Associate Professor of Nursing

Tammy Brandsma, MSN, RN

Sessional Assistant Professor of Nursing

Joyce Engel, Ph.D., R.N.

Adjunct Professor of Nursing

Deborah A. Gibson, MSN, R.N.

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Mi-Yeon Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Sarah J. Liva, Ph.D., R.N.

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Heather Meyerhoff, MSN, RN

Assistant Dean
Associate Professor of Nursing

Lynn Musto, Ph.D, RN, RPN

Assistant 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

Gwen Rempel, Ph.D., R.N.

Adjunct Professor of Nursing

Kendra L. Rieger, Ph.D., R.N.

Assistant 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

Landa Terblanche, Ph.D., R.N.

Assistant Dean
Associate Professor of Nursing
Clinical Supervision

Betty Jean Tucker, Ph.D., R.N.

Adjunct Professor of Nursing
Clinical Supervisor

Angela C. Wolff, Ph.D, R.N.

Associate Professor of Nursing

Dorolen Wolfs, MSN, RN

Sessional Assistant Professor of Nursing