What: Forum on Master of Science in Nursing program
When: Tuesday, November 20, 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Where: Room 235, Clinical Academic Campus, Kelowna General Hospital, 2312 Pandosy St., Kelowna
In the midst of a global shortage of nurses, the Okanagan region competes with every other modern health system around the world for nurses with advanced education.
“As a consequence, there is a growing need for education at the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) level to produce the nursing leaders in education, practice and management that we need for the future,” says Patricia Marck, director of UBC’s Okanagan campus School of Nursing.
“We need nurses with graduate education to teach our undergraduate nursing students and to fill specialized clinical roles in a variety of areas including community health, palliative care and chronic disease management,” says Marck. “We also need nurses with MSN preparation to contribute to managing today’s complex health systems.”
To address this growing need for nurses with advanced education, the School of Nursing is holding a Master of Science in Nursing forum during two sessions at the Kelowna General Hospital on Tuesday Nov. 20. Each session offers an overview of the MSN program, a question and answer session and information about nursing research at UBC’s Okanagan campus.
The sessions take place in Room 235 of the Clinical Academic campus at Kelowna General Hospital from 1 to 2 p.m. and from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Those unable to attend can join the sessions by teleconference by calling 250-877-1214 and entering passcode 2502.
Nurses wanting more information on the MSN program at UBC’S Okanagan campus can also contact Dr. Kathy Rush, Graduate Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the MSN website at www.ubc.ca/okanagan/nursing/grad/masters
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