Best Nursing Courses in Canada after 12th

Best Nursing Courses in Canada after 10+2

If a class 12 medical student in India decidedly wants to pursue nursing, Canada has some clear paths for them to consider. GNM programs are best for those who have the caliber to work in the healthcare sector & work directly with patients.   

Best Nursing Programs 

 →  Diploma in Practical Nursing (1-2 years)

The program prepares students to work as expert healthcare workers on becoming licensed nurses. The curriculum consists of subjects like anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, health assessment, long-term and rehabilitative care, medical and surgical care, obstetric and pediatrics, mental health and addictions, community work and sociology & has a work integrated learning model throughout.

→ Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing (1-2 years)

The program prepares students to work as licensed psychiatric nurses in various types of workplaces. The academic modules consist of therapeutic relationships, physiology, anatomy, clinical procedures, pharmacology, pathophysiology, ethics and law, microbiology, surgical nursing, rehabilitation, psychiatric nursing & nursing research through both practical and theoretical subjects.  

 → Bachelor of Science in Nursing (3-4 years)

The degree makes the students ready to take on the role of a professional nurse in different work settings. Armed with subjects like anatomy & physiology, microbiology, immunology, philosophy of health, quantitative methods, health assessment, pathophysiology lifespan psychology, research, pharmacology, ethics, care of childbearing families, elderly and persons with mental illnesses, & community health nursing, students are prepared to take care of all kinds of patients.  

Colleges and Universities that Offer these Programs

Courses in nursing are offered in esteemed colleges and universities in Canada, some of which are listed below.


 1. Medicine Hat College

 2. Norquest College

 3. Camosun College

 5. Thompson River’s University

 6. Canadore College

 7. Fleming College

 8. Durham College

 9. Fanshawe College

 10. Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Bachelor’s Degree

 1. Keyano University

 2. Mac Ewan University

 3. University of Alberta

 4. Kwantlen Polytechnic University

 5. University of Manitoba

 6. University of New Brunswick

 7. Memorial University of Newfoundland

 8. Cape Breton University

 9. Dalhousie University

 10. St. Francis Xavier University

 11. Brock University

 12. Humber College

 13. Georgian College

 14. Sault College

 15. University of Ottawa

Career Options after Nursing Courses in Canada after 10+2 | GNM

A UG Certificate or diploma holder in nursing is eligible to register as LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) post which they can practice as staff nurses, team leaders, or charge nurses in hospitals, continuing care centers, community health centers, industries, and clinics.  

A diploma holder in psychiatric nursing is eligible to apply for RPN (Registered Psychiatric Nursing) license and can further practice as Psychiatric Nurse, Critical Care Nurse, Public Health Nurse, Flight Nurse, and Forensic Nurse, etc.

A degree holder can opt for an RN (Registered Nurse) or RPN (Registered Practical Nurse) certification to start practicing in an extensive number of professional roles such as health care consultant, acute care nurse, mental health nurse, gerontologist, hospital nurse, child care specialist, community nurse and more.


 The average fee for a post-secondary diploma in nursing ranges from

                                            CAD 15,000 – CAD 25,000 per year

 The average fee for a post-secondary degree in nursing ranges from

                                            CAD 13,000 – CAD 19,000 per year

 Related Courses

 Other nursing programs in Canada are

 Diploma of Professional Studies in Health Assistance and Nursing

 UG Certificate in Health Care Assistance

 Diploma in Nursing Unit Clerk

 Diploma in Mental Health and Addiction Worker 

 Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing


General eligibility requirements for nursing programs in Canada are:

Undergraduate Diploma*

  • IELTS – 6.5 bands
  •  Academic – minimum 50% in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics

*CGPA, language proficiency scores, and some other requirements may vary with the program and institute

Bachelor’s Degree* 

  • IELTS – 6.5 bands
  • Academic – minimum 50% in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics

*CGPA, language proficiency scores, and some other requirements may vary with the program and 


For more on eligibility, the admission process, scholarships, and internship options contact our expert advisors

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