School of Health and Wellness

Get the hands-on practice you need for a career in healthcare.

Get ready for a career in healthcare.

You want to make a real difference in the lives of others. We want to help you achieve your goals. Choosing a career in healthcare means choosing a future of caring. Your career in health and wellness puts you on the front lines of making a real, tangible difference in the lives of others.

Experience the opportunities for learning.

We share your passion for learning, success, and community, and we promise to value you and your time.

The School of Health and Wellness is committed to compassion and integrity. Our students benefit from on-site labs for clinical-setting experience, hands-on learning in our Simulation Centre, access to bursaries and awards and peer mentoring, along with support from our Learner Success team.

Your success is our focus. As a student at Bow Valley College, you have access to:

We’ll help with everything from credit transfer during application to post-graduate planning. If you're ready to start the journey towards your future, our Welcome Centre staff is ready to answer your questions and guide you through the process.

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Of our graduates are employed in their field

Over 700

Graduates from our health programs every year

Hands-on learning

Dedicated student support

Dean, Health and Community Studies
Dean, Health & Community Studies.

Nora MacLachlan, RN, Master of Science in Human Services

Nora MacLachlan guides a team of over 150 dedicated health care professionals with a wide range of experience. 

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Nora Maclachlan
Dean, Health & Community Studies.

Nora MacLachlan, RN, Master of Science in Human Services

Nora MacLachlan is the Dean of the School of Health and Wellness at Bow Valley College.  She has extensive experience as an instructor, having taught almost all of the courses in the Practical Nurse program at a college in southern Alberta. Nora also coordinated and developed clinical practice guidelines, and facilitated access improvement work in health care settings and coordinated building teams in physician offices. Prior to leading the School of Health and Wellness at Bow Valley College, she was an auditor, and a nursing manager in the continuing care environment.    

Nora’s education pathway moved from a Rehabilitation Practitioner Diploma to a Registered Nursing Diploma. This expanded to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and she now has a Master of Science in Human Services, with a specialization in Health Care Administration.  

She recently completed a knowledge translation project on the topic “Connecting with People with Dementia.” Her goal is to continue to develop excellence in the health programs at Bow Valley College. 

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