If you are looking for a career where you can make a real difference in people's lives, welcome to the Faculty of Health Sciences at Douglas College. For people who like working with people, careers in the health care sector are rewarding and challenging. You'll be providing an essential service that meets very real and immediate needs.
Make a real difference
Health Care Career
at Douglas College
Our programs are continually evolving to meet the demands of the health care system. You'll learn under the instruction of caring professionals in specialized facilities that allow you to practice what you learn in the classroom.
Gain Competitive Skills
Programs in the Faculty of Health Sciences combine strong theoretical education and hands-on application, directly preparing you for your chosen health care career. Our graduates have an excellent reputation.
Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing students from Douglas College apply what they've learned during a mock emergency response.
Anti-Racism and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity Position Statement
The Faculty of Health Sciences at Douglas College stands unified against all acts of racism and prejudice, including against people who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour (BIPOC).
We acknowledge that systemic racism is pervasive in our society, affecting our academic institutions, health care institutions, and patient health outcomes. As healthcare educators, we affirm our commitment to building knowledge through education, and taking active steps to prevent, identify, address, and eradicate racism. We commit to becoming allies by examining how privilege and positions of power may affect relationships.
Position Statement Addressing Indigenous Specific Racism and Discrimination in BC Health Care
The Faculty of Health Sciences are committed to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action. In addition, the In Plain Sight Report led by Dr. M.E. Turpel-Lafond (Aki-Kwe) provided recommendations to address Indigenous-specific racism in healthcare.
Cultural safety and cultural humility are foundational practices within the Douglas College Health Sciences. This emulates a philosophy of caring, self-reflection, relational, strength-based, person-centered, trauma and violence informed practice.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity
The Faculty of Health Sciences will role model cultural humility and culturally safe learning environments where people of all identities are respected and encouraged to participate. We strive to foster a learning environment which is free of harassment and discrimination, that values diversity and that is inclusive and equitable to all.