Nurse of Steel: How one AU student tackled her degree during the Alberta Flood.


Patricia Ripley understands working in the trenches. Juggling nursing jobs between two rural hospitals as a Registered Nurse (RN), she’s accustomed to doing what it takes to comfort patients in distress. But when her family's home in High River was hit by the Alberta Flood of 2013, the knack for caring became all-too personal. Ripley, 55, was smack-dab in the middle of her … [Read more...]

Deadlines for scholarships May 15th


May 15th is the upcoming deadline to apply for some Athabasca University Student Awards, including a few new awards that are targeted to Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Nursing students and a bursary for single parents. The following scholarships have a May 15th application deadline: Albert & Pirkko Karvonen Environment Award Albert & Pirkko Karvonen … [Read more...]

7 things you might not know about nurse practitioners (NPs)

Athabasca University

Debbie Fraser is the director of Athabasca University’s online nurse practitioner (NP) program, and on June 17, the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) honoured her with the CNA Order of Merit for Nursing Education. In celebration of Debbie receiving this award, the AU blog tapped into her expertise and asked her to share seven things you might not know about nurse practitioners. 1. … [Read more...]