Waterloo does not offer a nursing program, although you can pursue nursing after completing some or all of a degree here. The most direct route to nursing is through one of Canada's accredited nursing programs.

Waterloo students who want to pursue nursing can apply to accelerated nursing programs so they do not have to do a full four-year program again. A number of universities offer accelerated nursing programs but doing a full degree and then an accelerated nursing program can take longer than going directly into nursing.

If you know you want to be a nurse, you're better off applying directly to a nursing program. If you're interested in careers in health and would like to keep nursing as an option, there are several Waterloo programs that would be a good fit.


Visit our careers in medicine and health page to learn more or to ask questions about health-related programs at Waterloo.