Belief – AU student Jackie Foreman

Jackie Foreman Athabasca University Nursing Practitioner Lethbridge Alberta Canada Online University Digital University

Transforming Lives: Learners at AU is a testimonial series, written by AU students and alum, who want to acknowledge the people in their lives who have helped to mold and transform their AU experience and achieve their greatest successes. Their gratitude toward these integral individuals is worth shouting from the rooftops! We, too, thank these most important people for allowing the … [Read more...]

Dispelling the misconceptions of online education

Online education in Canada provides learners with a flexible, inclusive and quality educational experience. By Jeff Vallance & Barbara Wilson-Keates Originally published by University Affairs on June 18, 2018. We read with interest the recent opinion article, “Online learning isn’t as inclusive as you may think,” originally published by University Affairs in early May. We … [Read more...]

Following a dream means going for gold

From the time she was little, Lisa Gray knew she wanted to help people. She didn’t realize how big that dream would become, nor how much she could achieve, until she enrolled at Athabasca University. Gray received her Master of Counselling (Counselling Psychology) degree — and the 2018 Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal, awarded annually to AU’s top graduate student — at … [Read more...]

Nurses on top of the world

When Karen Willan walked across the Athabasca University convocation stage in the namesake town's Multiplex this morning, the degree presenter read aloud the Bachelor of Nursing graduate's grateful words: "Karen will never forget how she felt the day she submitted her final assignment — the realization that she had completed this degree was the best feeling in the world. She … [Read more...]

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...]