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  • Overview

    As a world-class institution for nursing education, the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto frequently welcomes a variety of visitors. Our Global Affairs office will coordinate your visit to achieve your specific goals and objectives. Your visit may include:

    • a tour of our state-of-the-art simulation lab;
    • a tour of our teaching facilities;
    • making connections with our community partners and academic network of teaching hospitals (TAHSN), or;
    • a coordinated meeting with faculty, administrators, nursing and health leaders.

    To learn more, please contact us.

  • International Visiting Doctoral Students

    We welcome visits from international doctoral students who are registered full-time in recognized PhD programs in Nursing at non-Canadian universities. Potential students should have completed most of their program requirements, including data collection. Visiting students may spend up to one year under the supervision of one of our professors, working on individually tailored learning objectives.

    International Affairs and the PhD Coordinator will work to ensure that visits are carefully planned and arranged to facilitate specialized training, learning opportunities and collaboration. Objectives and a study plan for visits must be included in the student’s request along with a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Application Form. The study plan and objectives will be further developed in discussion with the supervisor at the home university, and the host supervisor at Bloomberg Nursing once the student has been accepted.


    Faculty researchers at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing have expertise in a range of research methods and specialties and interested students are encouraged to visit and review the profiles of professor, associate professor and assistant professors.

    The PhD Coordinator will provide assistance in determining potential supervisors.

    Application and Fees

    The University of Toronto requirements and details of the application process are found in the International Visiting Graduate Students page. Visiting students do not pay tuition fees, but the School of Graduate Studies charges administrative and incidental fees. An administrative fee is also charged by the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. No funding or internal scholarships are available for visiting doctoral students. Please also note that space for visiting students is limited.

    Planning your visit

    International Affairs can assist students in obtaining the required letter of invitation for study permit purposes and be a resource before and during their learning experience at the faculty.

    What You Can Expect as a Visiting Doctoral Student

    • Access to audit courses, with the supervisor’s approval
    • Access to the University of Toronto’s virtual and physical library collection (included in SGS fee)
    • Study/work space within the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    • Internet (including wireless) access
    • Student services at the University of Toronto such as health, equity, campus security and international student services, as well as recreation and health facilities at the Athletic Centre and Hart House (included in SGS fee)
    • English language skills acquisition through School of Continuing Studies English Language Academic Preparation Course (additional fees may apply)

    Expectations and requirements

    For more information please contact us.

  • Visiting Scholars

    Academics and graduate students from around the world take the opportunity to visit Bloomberg Nursing as well as clinical partners that constitute the Toronto Academic Health Science Network and community health partners.  Duration of visits may vary according to the objectives of your visit and may include a tour of the state-of-the-art simulation lab or another aspect of our world-class facility of interest, meeting with faculty and various observational opportunities.

    To inquire about the possibility of scheduling a visit to Bloomberg Nursing, please indicate the nature and purpose of your visit by email.

    Visiting Scholars Profiles

    Name: Chan Wing Yiu, Cheng Ka Yi Carrie, Yuen Kei Ho and Wu Wing Yi

    Citizenship: Hong Kong

    Hospital/Organization: Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

    Focus: Clinical Educator, Neonatal Nursing & Pediatric Nursing

    Length of Stay: 2 weeks

    Vides Rathaphattya, Choy Ming Kin, Siu Yam Ng and Chan Chun Miu

    Length of stay: 2 weeks

    Origin: Hong Kong

    Wakanako Ono

    Origin: Japan

    Length of stay: 1 week

    Name: Jingcan (Annie) Xu

    Citizenship: Chinese

    Hospital/Organization: Head Nurse of Outpatient Department of Xiangya Hospital, Central South University

    Focus: Chronic disease management according to evidence-based medicine

    Length of Stay: 1 year



    Names: Kin Kwan (Amy) Sham & Mei Wah (Christine) Wong

    Citizenship: Hong Kong

    Hospital/Organization: Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

    Focus: Paediatrics

    Length of Stay: 12 days


    Name: Wong Hoi Yi (Joyce)

    Citizenship: Hong Kong

    Hospital/Organization: Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

    Focus: Obstetrics, Maternity Care

    Length of Stay: 10 days, July 2017

    Name: Li Ka Ying (Wendy)

    Citizenship: Hong Kong

    Hospital/Organization: Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

    Focus: Obstetrics, Maternity Care

    Length of Stay: 10 days, July 2017

  • Global Nursing Scholars

    As a world-class institution for nursing education, the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto welcomes the opportunity to engage with international partners by providing unique learning opportunities for nursing leaders in education, advanced practice or health care administration through our Global Nursing Scholars Program.

    Program Overview

    The Global Nursing Scholars Program is offered through the Centre for Professional Development (CPD) and focuses on international initiatives to create dynamic partnerships and collaborations with global organizations.

    The program provides learners with opportunities to advance their nursing practice, scholarship and leadership capacity. The Global Nursing Scholars program provides extensive exposure to Bloomberg Nursing faculty and the broader academic health network including the University of Toronto affiliate hospitals and agencies.

    The Global Nursing Scholars Program focuses on leadership in healthcare including:

    • Health care administration;
    • Health policy;
    • Professional practice leadership; and
    • education and/or clinical practice.

    Frameworks for advanced practice and leadership underpin the development of individualized learning opportunities and are guided by Bloomberg faculty. Scholars have the option to study with us from a few weeks to several months.

    The program incorporates:

    • Development of an individualized learning plan and schedule based on the needs of the learner. Each scholar is responsible for developing learning objectives (3-5 objectives guiding the scholar experience).
    • Flexible scheduling of the program which may include both an on-campus residency and opportunities to take graduate level courses by on-campus and/or distance education.
    • Access to the University of Toronto Libraries, including electronic collections.
    • Designation as a Global Nursing Scholar for the duration of the program plus one year following successful completion of the program.
    • Opportunities to meet with Faculty of Nursing leaders.
    • Opportunity to have a clinical observation component with an academic health partners of the University of Toronto.
    • Opportunities to audit selected undergraduate and graduate level courses
    • Opportunities to attend courses of interest in the Centre for Professional Development during the residency period. Course listings are available on our website.
    • Support from a designated Faculty of Nursing leader for the scholar’s experience and achievement of individual goals,

    Visiting Scholar Fees

    Please contact us for details.

    Eligibility/Who Should Apply

    A Global Nursing Scholar is defined as a nursing leader in education, advanced practice or health care administration.


    Email our Centre for Professional Development


  • Delegations

    International Affairs frequently welcomes visiting delegations from prospective and existing collaborating institutions and organizations. Visits are coordinated to include meetings with faculty, directors and administrators from across the University and world renowned teaching hospitals to initiate potential collaborations.

    To initiate a delegation visit please contact us with a description of the nature and purpose of your proposed visit.

  • Visiting Scholar Fee</3>
    Payment form for Visiting Scholars ($75 Per Month)

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