Welcome to Distance Nursing Studies at St. Francis Xavier University!

We are delighted that you have chosen St. Francis Xavier University as the provider of your undergraduate nursing education. StFX not only offers exceptional educational opportunities but also a unique sense of family among students and the institution.

The successful pursuit of professional education challenges motivation, self-discipline, and ability to make long-range plans. Carefully assess this challenge in relation to your other responsibilities and career goals. St. Francis Xavier University recognizes that returning to school is a significant decision which will have a tremendous impact on both your personal and professional lives. While the pursuit of a university education is challenging, it is also an incredibly rewarding experience.

As a program unit, we are committed to student-centered education in a social environment that respects the value and worth of each individual.

Update on Post-RN BSCN Program

The StFX Post-RN BScN Program is being phased out, therefore, the program is no longer accepting new admissions moving forward.

Our Programs

Internationally Educated Nurses

A set of course offerings recommended to fulfill bridging requirements as outlined by a nurse regulator. Learn More

LPN-BScN (On Line)

A pathway for qualified LPNs to apply to BScN. Learn More

Certificate Programs

Certificate in Gerontological Nursing, Certificate in Continuing Care. Learn More

Stand Alone Courses

A series of specialty courses for Post-RN students through distance education. Learn More

*Please note, the Distance Nursing programs are not eligible for any government student loan funding, with the exception of the LPN – BScN (Online) program. For information about student loan funding for this program only, please contact the StFX Financial Aid Office at financialaid@stfx.ca

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (Atlantic Time)
Program Staff: Fred Allen, Program Manager, Online Nursing Programs
Marie Kopf, Program Assistant, Online Nursing Programs
Debbie Coughlin, Program Assistant, Online Nursing Programs
Heather MacAdam, Program Assistant, Online Nursing Programs

StFX University reserves the right to alter policies, procedures, fees, course availability, delivery mode, schedules and/or academic program requirements at any time. It is the responsibility of the student to become and stay informed on the academic regulations and requirements of the specific program of study.