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Faculty of Health Sciences convocation ceremonies this week

May 22, 2019

convocation with Paul O'Bryne

By Tina Depko, Health Sciences

Photo above: Paul O'Byrne, dean and vice-president of the Faculty of Health Sciences, addresses the crowd at the spring 2018 convocation ceremony for the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Spring convocation ceremonies for McMaster University's School of Nursing and Faculty of Health Sciences are being held on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

There will be 562 nursing students from the nursing school consortium of McMaster and Conestoga and Mohawk colleges conferred their degrees at its convocation on Wednesday, May 22 at 2:30 p.m.

A total of 550 students from the undergraduate medical, midwifery, and Bachelor of Health Sciences programs as well as graduate students of several health sciences programs will be hooded at the convocation on Thursday, May 23 at 2:30 p.m.

Both convocation ceremonies take place at FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly known as Hamilton Place).

Julie Rubel is graduating this spring with a Master of Science in Nursing (MScN). Rubel worked towards her degree part-time while working as a nurse clinician with the geriatric assessment program at Niagara Health.

"Completing my degree feels incredible after having been away from school for 12 years," said Rubel, who had earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from McMaster in 2004. "It has been very rewarding to connect with other nurses to understand their challenges and to build enhanced skills to identify and create solutions.

"I feel the knowledge I obtained over the course of my masters will allow me to take my participation in each of these roles to the next level, better incorporating evidence and systems-knowledge to enhance the care of older adults and the nursing profession."

Carly Szabo is also a graduating with an MScN. A training specialist with the Schlegel Centre for Advancing Seniors Care at Conestoga College, Szabo completed her degree part-time at McMaster.

Read the rest of the story at:  Faculty of Health Sciences website

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