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UM Bachelor of Nursing Program Collaborative University College of the North Cohort

The Bachelor of Nursing program for the Collaborative Cohort in The Pas and Thompson is a four-year program offered in partnership with the University of Manitoba. Students are able to complete all four years of the program with University College of the North (UCN) at The Pas or Thompson campus. The program offers a community-based approach to health care delivery with a focus on the health of northern people and the learning needs of its students.

Besides classroom instruction, UCN offers a variety of distance education delivery methods. Other partners provide courses on site by a variety of distance education initiatives. Graduates are conferred with a Bachelor of Nursing degree (BN) from the University of Manitoba, and are eligible to write the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) for registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM).

Student Activities

Learning Council and Standing Committees

The Learning Council is responsible for the academic policy of the university college and for determining courses or programs to be offered; setting criteria for admissions, examinations, student evaluations, development and course/program evaluation; determining degrees, certificates, and diplomas to be granted; establishing faculties, internal disciplinary jurisdiction; establishing procedures for appeals process; and curriculum development.

The activities of the Learning Council are conducted by the following standing committees: Research and Scholarship, Academic Planning, Awards, Academic Policy, Equity, Nominations, Library, Curriculum, Appeals, Executive, and Academic Standards; many of which have nursing faculty and students as members.

While it is recognized that the nursing program is rigorous and requires a significant investment of your time, student involvement on the Learning Council and Standing Committees is encouraged and supported by the nursing faculty. Student input is invaluable to the committees and provides the student body with a voice. In addition, a history of committee involvement is viewed positively when applications for bursaries are reviewed and Curriculum Vitaes for employment are submitted.

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UCN Nursing Student Association

The Nursing Student Association (NSA) is comprised of all Joint Bachelor Nursing students at UCN. The NSA aims to support its membership and enrich their time at UCN by providing additional learning opportunities (lunch and learns), social events, volunteer opportunities, and the possibility of attending the Canadian Nursing Association regional and national conferences. The NSA may hold events during nursing week or at any time during the school year. The NSA board is comprised of nursing students in good standing who have been nominated and elected by the nursing student body.

Student Association Council

University College of the North has an active student council. Yearly fall elections are held in The Pas and Thompson campuses; to run the affairs of council. Class representatives are selected by their peers as their representative at the SAC meetings; meetings which are open to all UCN students.

Canadian Nursing Student Association

The Canadian Nursing Students' Association (CNSA) is the national voice of Canadian nursing students.

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