A unique feature of the Collaborative Nursing Degree Program is the link between three campus located across Toronto. Years one and two of the program can be undertaken at any of the three campuses, and years three and four take place at Ryerson. In their final years, students maintain a strong link to their original campus through work with their faculty supervisors.
Each of the three schools is a vibrant learning community supported by diverse and engaging cultural, athletics and recreation programs as well as social activities.
Ryerson University is located in the heart of downtown, right on the Yonge subway line, and is surrounded by world famous shopping, cultural, entertainment and athletics complexes. It is also within walking distance of some of Canada’s top healthcare institutions.
Centennial College’s nursing program takes place at the Centennial HP Science and Technology Centre in Scarborough. This $69 million Centre opened in early 2004 and is a progressive facility for studies in the health sciences.
George Brown College’s nursing classes are hosted at the new Waterfront Campus, one of the city’s most architecturally striking learning environments, equipped with several informal learning spaces and a stunning rooftop terrace.
The GTA Advantage
A major benefit of the Collaborative Nursing Program is its location in the GTA. This setting gives students access to more than 150 clinical agencies, community services and world-renowned hospitals and provides an immense range of placement and employment opportunities. It also makes the program a desired location for expert faculty in the field.
Students take advantage of the cultural, social, entertainment, shopping and athletic activities offered across the city. Becoming immersed in the cultural and ethnic diversity of Toronto broadens awareness and understanding and enriches learning experiences through cultural networks and support systems that are far more extensive than in smaller urban centres.