College of Nursing granted CASN accreditation

College of Nursing building at Fort Garry campus.

The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) accreditation bureau has granted accreditation of the College of Nursing bachelor of nursing program.

We received the maximum seven-year accreditation of our educational unit and seven-year accreditation of our education program. The University College of the North (UCN) achieved seven-year accreditation of our education program and five-year accreditation of the educational unit.

College of Nursing dean Dr. Netha Dyck acknowledged the leadership of Dr. Marie Edwards, former associate dean of undergraduate programs, Trina Arnold, director of undergraduate nursing programs, Bijou Howatt, program coordinator at UCN, Dr. Vicki Zeran, dean of the Faculty of Health at UCN, Cheryl Dika, director of curriculum integrity and faculty development and directors Barb Goodwin, Donalda Wotton and Kim Workum.

Dyck also thanked Rady Faculty of Health Sciences dean Dr. Brian Postl, deputy provost Dr. Todd Mondor, UCN president Doug Lauvstad, UCN vice-president Dan Smith, undergraduate programs assistant Andrea Friesen and Dr. Christine Ateah and Lori Davis from the office of Interprofessional Collaboration (OIPC) for their input and support.

She also acknowledged the Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research (MCNHR) team, the student services team, the Mahkwa omushki kiim: Pathway to Indigenous Nursing Education (PINE) team, faculty and staff members, clinical education facilitators, Nursing Students’ Association representatives, students, graduates and clinical partners.

“Congratulations to everyone on this remarkable achievement,” Dyck said. “We would like to celebrate this important milestone, so please stay tuned for more information.”