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Accelerated BScN program holds open house

Dec 6, 2019

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More than 75 potential applicants attended the accelerated BScN program open house on November 22.  

Tracey Jewiss, chair of admissions, and Maria Pratt, lead of the accelerated program, spoke about the program to those gathered for the event. Fourth-year student Alexa Brown and alumni graduate Senura Jayatunge also told attendees why they chose the program and shared their experiences. 

Jewiss said: “This session was a success with a great turnout. Feedback from attendees was that it provided a great deal of information and answered many of the questions that potential applicants had. The Accelerated Recruitment Video was shown during the session as well. This was the second year hosting this open house and the interest has blossomed with the number of attendees significantly increasing.”

Joanna Pierazzo is the assistant dean, undergraduate nursing programs. Commenting on the event, she added, “In the last year, the admissions committee has worked diligently on a number of recruitment initiatives. The goal of our team is to continue to attract the best candidates for BScN Programs. Our five-semester accelerated BScN program continues to be highly recognized across Canada.  Our curriculum is responsive to current health trends and ensures graduates are well-prepared for the nursing profession.  In the coming year, we are pleased to announce that potential applicants will notice new admission criteria for this program. We had a chance to unveil these details at a recent event. We welcome applicants with a broader science base and at least a 70% cumulative average in the last 2 full years of university study. University credit may be completed from any of the following sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Nutrition or Kinesiology sciences.”

VIEW the Accelerated Recruitment Video on YouTube

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