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Choosing a Career in Nursing

As a registered nurse you can make a difference in peoples’ lives. It’s an exciting, challenging profession with countless rewards and many opportunities, including work in Canada, the United States and abroad. It’s a great time to think about nursing as a career - in fact, a report by the Canadian Nurses Association talks about the shortage of nurses in Canada.

Join a profession that offers highly-competitive salaries, flexible full-time or part-time work schedules and a variety of career possibilities in:

  • Community health centres
  • Clinical teaching in some schools of nursing
  • Emergency
  • Home care
  • Pediatrics
  • Operating Room
  • Psychiatry
  • Public health/outreach
  • Care of the elderly
  • Doctors’ offices
  • Nursing homes
  • Drug and alcohol treatment
  • Camp nurse
  • Armed forces
  • Poison control
  • Staff development
  • Support services for the abused
  • Wellness programs

Is Nursing the right career for me?

There are several profiles of Seneca graduate success on this website. They provide a good sample of the opportunities available to graduates and can give you better idea of the kind of career you could have.

Why should I choose Seneca’s nursing programs?

Seneca offers its four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Honours) Degree program in collaboration with York University. The first two years of the program are offered at Seneca’s King Campus which boasts state-of-the-art labs and the latest equipment. Seneca’s professor’s all have real world experience and classes are small enough to provide every student with important hands on lab time.