Scholar Practitioner Program (SPP)

Nursing SPP CoverToronto, Full-time, 2-year

The Scholar Practitioner Program is an innovative second degree nursing program for university graduates who would like to pursue nursing at the BScN level. It also offers a way to become a nurse that is highly learner centred and responsive to changes in contemporary health care. The premise of the program is that nurses need to be clinically competent and theoretically sound thinkers as developing “scholar practitioners.” This program prepares graduates to carry out knowledge work in a holistic healing relationship, to serve individuals and larger communities at home and internationally, and to generate new forms of knowledge to support inter-professional health-care practice.​​​

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)

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Program Location:

The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
222 St. Patrick Street, Suite 618
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1V4
Telephone: 647-808-5700


For additional information about the Scholar Practitioner Program, contact Baiba Zarins, SPP Program Manager by phone (647-808-5700) or via email (

Learners are initially assigned to a partner health care agency upon program admission. Additional affiliate organizations are utilized throughout the program curriculum, as available, to offer a broad learning experience.

The Scholar Practitioner Program (SPP) Program Overview

Information on the background of this innovative program.

Tuberculosis (TB) Surveillance Letter

Required for students with a positive TB skin test result

Learner Handbook

Handbook is to assist in understanding more fully the policies, practices, and procedures of the School of Nursing.

Preceptor Handbook

SPP preceptors contribute greatly to the overall growth, development and education of future nurses in a most unique individualized learning environment.

Completing a Police Vulnerable Sector Check with the Toronto Police Service

Nursing students who have a permanent Toronto address (postal code begins with ‘M’) must complete a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) with the Toronto Police Service (TPS).

Clinical incident form

For any adverse event please complete the following incident form including the student reflection and learning questions.

Credential Assessment Form

Request form for Official School of Nursing Credential Assessment.

Students are responsible for all associated costs and expenses incurred for application to or while enrolled within any Nursing program.

These may include, but are not limited to, the following: BCLS-HCP CPR certification, criminal reference check/vulnerable sector screening clearance, mask-fit testing, required lab/practicum equipment and/or supplies, licensure preparatory requirements, transportation to and from any theoretical and/or practicum course placement, etc.

SPP Newsletters

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Scholarships, awards and bursaries for students in Nursing program

Internationalize your Degree

If you want to experience a year or a semester at one of our partner schools across the globe, we have support services and programs to help you get there. If you want to assist International students with adjusting to life in Canada, we’ll connect you. Check out your options...

Personal Counselling Services

Our registered counsellors offer free, year-round personal counselling services, specialized therapeutic groups, referral services and a host of wellness, educational and awareness events to all full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students. Learn More...

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After graduation, you will be eligible to write the national licensing exam. Upon successful licensure, you will enter a rewarding profession of endless opportunity within health care.

Graduates of the Nipissing University School of Nursing commence their nursing careers within local, national and international health care delivery environments. Many excel in their careers to become leaders in nursing and health care organizations.

Nipissing takes pride in knowing that, as a graduate of the nursing program, you will be equipped with the required nursing knowledge, skills, and competencies that you will need to meet your goals. You will be well positioned to work within the many domains of nursing such as public health, community and hospital nursing, health education, and case management. You may also consider future directions in academic or research institutions, furthering your education with graduate studies, or starting your career in today’s complex health care system, research-related jobs,or administration. Whatever career path you choose, Nipissing will have prepared you for a rewarding and challenging experience