Langara nursing students can be confident they’re receiving superior training after the latest review by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia.
A full review of Langara’s bachelor of science nursing program was conducted by the CRNBC’s education program review committee in December 2013. The committee regularly reviews the province’s nursing programs.
“The review was so successful that the program was awarded recognition for the next seven years – the longest period offered by the CRNBC, and a distinction reserved for exceptional programs,” said a Langara news release.
“It felt very, very good,” said Janine Lennox, chairwoman of the nursing program. “This is the longest length of time that you can have a recognition process, so we felt that it really shows that we have a very good program and the CRNBC has confidence in our ability to deliver that degree.”
Students proud to be from Langara Nursing
Elsa Nguyen is in her first term of the three-year program.
“I think that it’s incredible that they got that kind of review,” said Nguyen. “It means they’re doing something right here. So it’s actually quite a privilege to be part of a program that’s acknowledged in that way.”
Nguyen, who hopes to be a prenatal nurse, was inspired by all the skilled nurses she met when she gave birth to her own children.
Dynne Gaborni is also a student in her first term of the three-year program. She didn’t know about the program’s recognition but said she was “proud to be in a program that got such a glowing review.”
She hopes to be a pediatric nurse working in BC Children’s Hospital after she graduates from the program.
The program has standing recognition until at least Dec. 31, 2020, when the next CRNBC review will take place.
ISSUU online copy: Langara Voice Vol 46. No 19, pg 3