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Langara nursing department named ‘school of the year’ by Canadian Nursing Students’ Association

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Langara nursing has garnered accolades from the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association. Photo: Richard Hodges

The Langara nursing department has been named “school of the year” by the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association after hosting the organization’s best attended Western/Prairie regional conference in its 41-year history.

The CNSA holds annual regional and national meetings in each part of the country.

During the gatherings, experts in the field of nursing give seminars to students to educate them on the various applications of their profession.

“Beyond the Bevel,” the conference hosted by Langara, was co-ordinated by third-year nursing students Kefa White and Sandy Gum and took place October 2012 at Vancouver Library Square.

“It’s pretty neat to have students that are that passionate,” said Shannon Redmond, co-ordinator for Langara’s nursing simulation centre. “We’re really, really proud of them for inspiring everybody and bringing students together.”

The Vancouver seminars focused on the city’s four pillars approach to drug abuse — a principle which advocates harm reduction over punishment when dealing with people suffering from addiction.

Following the success of the October gathering, Langara has been commissioned to host the organization’s national conference in 2014.

“I am excited to work with my colleagues to bring this amazing conference to Vancouver,” said Gum in a statement. “I am honoured and privileged to have been elected as the CNSA National Conference Director for 2013-2014.”

– Reported by Steven Chua

 

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