Nursing and Allied Health School Facts

  • The simulated hospital and home environment at the University of Western Ontario's school of nursing features computerized, talking mannequins.

  • UBC was the first university in Canada -- in fact, in the whole British Empire -- to offer a nursing degree.

  • Research at the University of Toronto developed the first electronic heart pacemaker, artificial larynx, single-lung transplant, nerve transplant and artificial pancreas.

  • Ryerson's Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing is Canada's first university nursing school actually named for a nurse.

  • University College of the North offers programs which include land-based cultural experience, traditional and contemporary Aboriginal health and healing knowledge.

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