Oct 25, 2012

Vancouver, BC – This weekend marked a momentous occasion for Langara’s School of Nursing, as the first five students to attend the College from partner institution INSCOL Academy in India presented at a Canadian conference.

The students, who are part of the first cohort in Langara’s Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership and Management Program, presented their work at the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association (CNSA) Western/Prairie Regional Conference. The internationally educated women presented “(Re)Defining Nursing and Health Care in India” to a packed room at Vancouver’s Library Square.

The presentation addressed the differences between the healthcare systems in India and Canada, and underscored some of the challenges faced by Indian nurses such as lack of technology, varying workplace environments (especially across public and private hospitals), lower wages, and nursing autonomy. The women also presented a look towards the future for nursing in their home country, highlighting increasing educational opportunities, advances towards leadership, and roles in research for nurses. A question and answer period followed.  

“We have so much to learn from these students, and we are grateful to gain such a valuable international perspective,” said Janine Lennox, chair of Langara’s School of Nursing. “We’re very proud to have these five nurses representing our school.”  
The students from INSCOL, which is located in Chandigarh, in the north of India, have been studying at Langara since the beginning of June. 

For more information on the program or prerequisites visit www.langara.bc.ca/nursing.

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Yvonne Ohara
Manager, Communications and Marketing
Communications and Marketing, Langara College
604.323.5014 | news@langara.bc.ca