National Nursing Week: Research & teaching as a family affair

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The passion for nursing, research and teaching runs deeply through AU’s Faculty of Health Disciplines. The roads faculty take throughout their lives and careers enable them to offer invaluable insights to students, and to inspire alumni and colleagues to expand knowledge that results in the best patient care. As we celebrate National Nursing Week in Canada, May 7 to 13, 2018, Dr. … [Read more...]

National Nursing Week: Get to know nursing at AU

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AU’s Faculty of Health Disciplines is Canada’s leader in online nursing education. As we join colleagues in celebrating National Nursing Week in Canada, May 7 to 13, 2018, here are a few things you may not know about us. #YesThisIsNursing #NationalNursingWeek Did you know? AU offers two undergraduate nursing programs (Post-LPN and Post-RN Bachelor of Nursing) and three … [Read more...]

National Nursing Week: Dementia from a younger person’s perspective

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National Nursing Week in Canada, May 7–13, 2018, is a great time to celebrate the contributions graduates of AU’s Faculty of Health Disciplines are making to nursing knowledge and practice across the country and beyond. Mariko Sakamoto is one example of the exemplary work being done by FHD nursing students. We’re proud to say that she caught the world’s attention with her … [Read more...]

National Nursing Week: Fuelling knowledge, teaching, practice

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In a dynamic field like nursing, research and teaching go hand-in-hand. Investigators in AU’s Faculty of Health Disciplines are making important contributions to advancing knowledge, and are sharing what they learn with students so it can be translated into enhanced patient care. During National Nursing Week in Canada, May 7–13, 2018, we’re proud to cast the spotlight on just three … [Read more...]

National Nursing Week: Medal-winning nurses

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Every day, all across the country, tens of thousands of people rely on nurses — a great many of them AU Faculty of Health Disciplines alumni — for the health care needed to live as well as possible. Every year, thousands of LPNs and RNs rely on AU in order to complete the Bachelor of Nursing degree that enables them to provide that ethical, safe, and competent care. We’re proud to … [Read more...]

National Nursing Week: Challenge, Diversity, Reward

As AU’s Faculty of Health Disciplines takes part in National Nursing Week in Canada, May 7–13, 2018, we’re proud to salute the thousands of alumni, students, and faculty who are passionate about improving the health and well-being of people across Canada and beyond. From the front lines of patient care, to leadership and administration, to research and teaching, there is much to … [Read more...]

Operation Lifelong Learning

AU's 2017 Distinguished Alumni award recipient stands up for her country and for the nurses she trains and mentors in the Canadian Armed Forces Not many people in the Canadian Armed Forces hold a job with an honorary line to the monarchy. Lieutenant Colonel Rhonda Crew and her newly appointed designation, Chief of Nursing Services — or, as she calls it — “The Honorary Nurse for the … [Read more...]

Choosing resilience as a tool for success

AU's 2017 Rising Star Alumni award recipient knows a thing or two about resilience. It's a tool that's gotten her through some tough times and has provided her the ability to advance in her studies and career. When Master of Nursing graduate Jennifer Jackson completed her AU degree in  December, 2015, she feasted with her family on their Alberta farm, then hopped a plane to … [Read more...]

Celebrating AU’s nurses

When Donna Clare was singled out among her nursing peers to receive the Committee's Choice Award at the 2016 CARNA Awards of Nursing Excellence, she was more than chuffed. It meant her years of persistence had made a difference. Since 2008, it has been her professional mission to support nurse practitioners (NPs). Clare, NP, and AU academic coordinator, is also the president … [Read more...]

Personal Best: How Alumni Award Winner Sarah Stephens uses her gift that keeps on giving

  When Sarah Stephens received her bachelor's degree at Athabasca University Convocation in 2009, she found herself  overcome with pride. Seeing the smiling group of graduates from a variety of distance education programs—sharing a milestone moment in the AU Multiplex—moved her. Three years later, when she was exploring schools for her master’s degree in nursing, she … [Read more...]