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 join with colleagues across Canada during National Nursing Week, May 7–13, 2018, to recognize the many achievements of our BN grads.
Nurses proving their mettle, following their passion
Keira St. George and Christine Philbrick are arguably in a class by themselves. In two successive years, 2016 and 2017 respectively, each received a coveted Governor General’s Academic Medal (Silver) — awarded to the top undergraduate from among all 40,000 students in all AU programs.
Christine Philbrick’s graduation from the Post-RN Bachelor of Nursing program was testament to her extraordinary determination, and the support of her family. “Going back to school after being out for 25 years is tough, but AU really fit,” says the single mom who worked at a full-time job and three part-time jobs while completing her degree. She currently works in Student Health Services at Niagara College in Ontario, where her learning continues. She’s started an online program in mental health and addictions.
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Learn more about AU’s baccalaureate, master’s, and certificate nursing programs, and professional development opportunities for nurses on the Faculty of Health Disciplines website.