Virtual Open House

Welcome to Brock Nursing’s Virtual Open House

Brock’s Department of Nursing has a strong reputation for its teaching and research and is well recognized by health employers across Ontario. 

Would you like to begin clinical practice courses in your first year of study? 

Would you like to learn using the latest and most advanced patient simulators?

Want to get started in your nursing career upon graduation?

Sign Up Today or Start exploring! 

Tara Lundy, Nursing Student

Mikaela Tynski, Brock CNSA President

Abby MacNaught, Nursing grad '20

Department of Nursing Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) 

 Brock’s Nursing program is known for its smaller student body and more intimate learning environment. 

 The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) has recognized Brock University’s commitment to excellence in nursing education by granting our nursing program a seven-year accreditation term, the highest level of CASN accreditation.  

Our new, state-of-the-art Clinical Simulation Lab enables students to practice their clinical skills as they prepare for clinical placements in health care facilities. Other on-campus laboratories such as the Anatomy Lab with its Anatomage Table nurture exploration and learning of anatomy beyond cadavers and models.  

Students engage in clinical experiences every year of the program and have many opportunities for varied practical experiences which means Nursing graduates leave Brock with a well-regarded reputation for excellence and have the knowledge and skills to be health care leaders in Niagara and beyond.  

An exciting career awaits you in nursing.

There are two ways to obtain a four-year BScN degree: 

  1.  Complete all four years of the BScN degree program at Brock University. 
  2.  Successfully complete your first two years atLoyalist College in Belleville, ON, and thentransfer to Brock to complete Years 3 and 4

COURSES

YEAR 1

  •  Professional and Therapeutic Communications
  • Nursing and Health Promotion: Canadian Context
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Biology I and II
  • Foundations of Psychology
  • Nursing Theory: Experiencing Illness and Hospitalization
  • Nursing Practice: Experiencing Illness and Hospitalization
  • Health Assessment

YEAR 2  

  • Nursing Theory: Care of theAcutely Ill Client
  • Nursing Practice: Care of the Acutely Ill Client
  • Physiological Responses to Physical Activity
  • Principles of Pharmacology
  • Nursing Theory: Nursing Care of the Young Family
  • Nursing Practice: Nursing Care o fthe Young Family
  • Pathophysiology
  • Nursing Research
  • Nutrition

YEAR 3  

  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Experiencing Chronicity
  • Promoting Mental Health
  • Nursing Ethics
  • Nursing Theory: Experiencing Chronicity
  • Nursing Practicum: Experiencing Chronicity
  • Nursing Theory: Mental Health
  • Nursing Practicum: Mental Health
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Health Education
  • Nursing Practicum Intersession(Takes place during Spring semester)

YEAR 4 

  • Community Health Nursing
  • Leadership in Nursing and Management
  • Applied Nursing Research
  • Trends and Issues in Professional Nursing
  • Nursing Practicum: Pre-graduation I and II(takes place during Winter semester) 

 Learn more about our undergraduate courses 

Tour Our Labs

Welcome to Brock University Nursing Simulation Lab

Brock Nursing Simulation Lab - Critical Care Room

Brock Nursing Simulation Lab - Learning Centre 1

Brock Nursing Simulation Lab - Learning Centre 2

Brock Nursing Simulation Lab - Community Apartment

Why choose a Brock University degree program?

Brock’s Department of Nursing has a strong reputation for its teaching and research and is well recognized by health employers across Ontario. 

STUDENTS BEGIN CLINICAL PRACTICE COURSES IN THEIR FIRST YEAR OF STUDY. 

BROCK BScN GRADS ARE ELIGIBLE TO WRITE THE NCLEX-RN EXAM. 

LEARN USING PATIENT SIMULATORS PROGRAMMED TO REPLICATE THE SAME PHYSICAL RESPONSES AS PATIENTS. 

Clinical Simulation Lab 

Brock’s Clinical Simulation Lab is comprised of a critical care isolation room, a primary health care office, a debriefing room, a community apartment for students to be trained in nursing home visits and a large main clinical lab. 

With several High-Fidelity Simulation Patients and true-to-life hospital beds, nursing students are provided with scenarios which enable them to immediately begin integrating theory into practice starting in year one. 

Community apartment 

The complex medical conditions of people who require nursing care in their home is the focus of Brock University’s newly renovated community apartment in the Nursing Simulation Lab. 

Fourth-year Nursing students now engage in experiential learning by responding to various scenarios in a safe space designed to look and feel like a patient’s home. 

The newly constructed community apartment, which includes a separate living/dining room, bedroom, bathroom and stairs, has the capacity to mimic a wide variety of realistic scenarios. 

Learn more >

Anatomy and Cadaver Labs 

“The opportunity for students to work in the cadaver lab, work with the Anatomage table and compare what they are seeing with newly purchased anatomy models provides a full range of learning resources that are unique to Brock’s undergraduate program.” 

Rebecca MacPherson, Assistant Professor, Health Sciences 

Brock University students have access to the most technologically advanced visualization system for anatomy education of any undergraduate program in Canada. 

As the first comprehensive university in Canada to have an Anatomage Table for undergraduate anatomy classes, our students interact with anatomy in a functional way, resulting in an enhanced learning experience. 

The table features human micro and macroscopic 3D anatomy systems, allowing students to see the organ, muscle and bone on the table, while at the same time seeing the tissues’ cellular structures. 

Starting in first-year, Health Sciences students take a systemic and musculoskeletal anatomy class which includes a cadaver lab every other week. 

Through a partnership with McMaster’s Medical school satellite program, located on Brock’s campus, first-year classes work in the cadaver lab to observe and investigate with the opportunity for manipulation of the specimens. 

Newly purchased Anatomy Lab models for Health Sciences students, include: 

  • Brain with cranial nerves and circle of Willis
  • Functional larynx
  • Ankle joint with ligaments
  • Wrist and hand joint with ligaments
  • Elbow and wrist joints with ligaments
  • Deep lumbar spinal muscle model
  • Deep cervical spinal muscle model
  • Spinal cord and peripheral nerve model

We have a proud tradition of teaching excellence at Brock and our faculty members know that learning is best encouraged by quality teacher-student relationships. 

As a result, our professors, instructors and teaching assistants try to create environments which nurture students’ sense of belonging while incorporating relevant, meaningful content into classes. 

Read faculty bios >

 

The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (FAHS) has more than 350 active community partners dedicated to providing students with opportunities in experiential learning and research. 

 Of the Faculty of Applied Health Science’s more than 3,900 undergraduate students, more than 75% of them participate in experiential learning prior to graduating. This adds up to more than 4 million hours of community service work completed by FAHS undergraduate students annually. As a result, our students, not only report a greater understanding of what they are learning, but also discover which passions will guide their future career paths. 

Bridging academic and community health innovations, the Brock-Niagara Centre for Health and Well-Being pursues multi-disciplinary research and provides supervised community exercise programs to improve health and quality-of-life in older adults, cardiac patients, and individuals with spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and amputees. 

 The Brock-Niagara Centre provides the opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in rehabilitation, medicine, physiotherapy and other healthcare related professions with the chance to develop professional skills in dealing with specific populations in real-life situations. 

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Contact Us

Academic Advisor

Tammy Woodhouse-Gilby
Office: EA 300
905 688 5550 x5695
nuscadvisor@brocku.ca

Nursing
Clinical-Practicum Coordinator

Sandra Micsinszki
Office: EA 301
905 688 5550 x4780
smicsins@brocku.ca

Nursing simulation lab

Kerry Shoalts
Lab Coordinator
Office: EA 202
905 688 5550 x4125
kshoalts@brocku.ca

Isobelle Blake
Assistant Lab Coordinator
Office: EA 215
905 688 5550 x5466
iblake@brocku.ca

Shelley Wills
Assistant Lab Coordinator
Office: EA 215C
905 688 5550 x4494
swills2@brocku.ca