School of Nursing
By Nathan Skolski on October 1, 2019
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College has received long-term accreditation from the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP), which regulates nurse training in the province.
By Patty Wellborn on September 20, 2019
With cancer remaining the leading cause of death in BC, the first-ever Future of Health Forum will focus on research, innovation and strides to improve outcomes for all cancer patients.
By Patty Wellborn on June 20, 2019
This June, 130 students graduated from UBC Okanagan’s School of Nursing. While a new career is an exciting milestone, it can be challenging for new nurses. Statistics show high attrition rates, with many leaving the profession after just two years.
By Patty Wellborn on June 3, 2019
This week UBC Okanagan celebrates its students as it hosts six separate graduation ceremonies over two days. More than 1,725 students will cross the stage, earning their undergraduate degrees while 215 students will receive their master's degree and 40 their doctorates.
By Patty Wellborn on April 16, 2019
UBC researchers have determined the majority of men struggle when it comes to understanding the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.
By Patty Wellborn on April 3, 2019
New UBC research cautions men recovering from a radical prostatectomy to take it easy when returning to work.
By Nathan Skolski on February 28, 2019
From urban farms to rural orchards and countless settings in between, a team of UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College researchers have spent three years and hundreds of hours speaking with migrant workers and their families about the challenges they face. The project recently received a $147,000 grant from the Vancouver Foundation to ensure their work […]
By Patty Wellborn on February 28, 2019
Researchers have determined that healthy premature babies can have as much success breastfeeding as full-term babies.
By Patty Wellborn on January 30, 2019
A UBC professor has determined that people diagnosed with terminal cancer—who have hope, positivity and family support—are able to live well during the advanced stage of the disease.
By Patty Wellborn on January 28, 2019
Mental health is a major health issue in Canada. Adults 50 and over continue to experience an increase in mental health concerns, especially in rural areas, and there is little information about their experiences.