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Nanaimo College Campus

At our Nanaimo campus, we focus on Healthcare and Business Programs. Come in for a campus tour and meet with our friendly campus advisor Karen Moon, we will sit down together to get to review where your interests are and see if we offer a program that fits for you! “Like” us on facebook, our campus fanpage will give you insight into our professional and friendly campus!

Welcome to our Sprott Shaw Nanaimo College Campus! Our campus is located in the heart of downtown Nanaimo on beautiful Vancouver Island. We enjoy a forested mountain backdrop and are minutes from the popular Nanaimo seawalk and Swy-a-Lana Lagoon.

The Nanaimo, BC, Canada campus is an active part of our community through our yearly food drives, fundraisers, hiring fairs, parades and Vancouver Island Exhibition. We provide our students with many opportunities to network with employers through our Guest Speaker Series, semi-annual Careers in Healthcare event and practicum opportunities. It is our goal that you walk away with not just a diploma, but with an enriched experience that you will be proud of for the rest of your life!

Our graduates have enjoyed new options and employment opportunities within Vancouver Island, whether it is as a Practical Nurse, Health Care Assistant, Social Services, Medical Office Assistant or Business. We are proud of every last student who ‘rings that bell’ and would like to congratulate all who achieved their goals.

Student life can be fun and rewarding as well as productive! Holidays are celebrated, exceptional students and staff are recognized, accomplishments honored and games are played!

We would like to acknowledge and thank employers who assist our students in practicum and clinical placements. We appreciate our partnerships!

We hope that your experience as a student here is as fun and exciting as our past graduates have described:

“I love that I have skills in a field that contributes to being able to make a difference in people’s lives.”
“It was wonderful to be a part of a great group of supportive instructors/classmates.”
“I enjoyed the very nice staff members and very supportive instructors.”
“All instructors were friendly, knowledgeable and wonderful and I really enjoyed my practicum.”
“It was helpful learning from instructors who have been in the field and have hands on experience.”
Companies Hiring Grads
  • Vancouver Island Health Authority
  • Service Canada
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Wexford Creek
  • Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
  • Nurse Next Door
  • Travellers Lodge
  • Nanaimo Seniors Village
  • Wellington Medical Centre
  • Ministry of Forests
  • Brickyard Medical Clinic
  • Island Emerald Medical Centre

View of Downtown Nanaimo BCNanaimo citizens have the city and natural surroundings at their doorstep. It is the second largest city on Vancouver Island, but it still has that small town feel. The city is located by the Straight of Georgia and has one of the longest shorelines in Canada. There are a wide range of outdoor and indoor things to do to accommodate our changeable weather. Nanaimo really can offer something for everyone. Explore Nature If you like spending time in the nature, then you will be happy to know that you don’t have to go very far to enter the Forest or stroll along the Harbour. You can go to Neck Point Park, Piper’s Lagoon, Westwood Lake Park, and Colliery Dam Park to view waterfalls or swim. You can go camping or stay in an RV for the weekend at one of the surrounding campgrounds. There are so many outdoor activities that you can do in your spare time. This includes the adrenaline sports such as zip lining and bungee jumping. There are more low key activities such as hiking, boating, kayaking, biking, snorkeling, sports fishing, and golfing. If you like scuba diving, then you can explore one of the three artificial diving reefs located outside of the Nanaimo Harbour. City Life If it happens to be raining there are several indoor activities you can enjoy including rock climbing, laser tag, arcade, swimming pools, and bowling alleys. Also, there are fitness centres, yoga studios, and other places to focus on your wellness. Say you don’t feel like doing anything very active, you can visit the museum or go to one of the movie theatres. There are several festivals and events that you can attend in Nanaimo. There is the Dragon Boat Festival, Annual Toy Run, and the Sillyboat Regatta to name a few. Also, you can check out the art galleries, music venues, hip cafes, and bookstores around downtown. If you are looking for some entertainment, you can go to one of the concerts at the Port Theatre or Queens Hotel. Also, bands and other acts regularly play in the local bars, pubs, and cafes in town. There are even comedies, musicals and other live acts that are put on at the Bailey Studio in Nanaimo. Are you looking to learn more about the nightlife? If so, you can check out Basque, the Spice Lounge, and the casino for an entertaining night out. If you are a fan of going out to eat or haven’t mastered the art of cooking, you will be pleased to discover that there are numerous places to go. There are pubs, ethnic food, casual restaurants, seafood, and fine dining to choose from. If you enjoy shopping you will be excited to hear that Nanaimo has the largest shopping centre on Vancouver Island. The Woodgrove Centre has shopping for the entire family and specialty stores. Also, you can visit the Old City Quarter which is known as the shopping district or drop by the historic sites downtown. As you can see, we have an abundance of things you can do and see during your time in Nanaimo. If you are ever in need of some guidance you can refer to one of the newspapers, websites, friends, and your Sprott-Shaw career advisor for things to do in the city. Sources:

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