UPEI Faculty of Nursing celebrates 25 years; establishes new scholarship fund

Friday, June 30, 2017
Third-year nursing student Chloe Roche and UPEI Dean of Nursing Dr. Gulrose Jiwani

The Dean of Nursing Scholarship Fund will help to support nursing students with funds raised at a gala hosted by the UPEI Faculty of Nursing last evening.

The semi-formal event raised $3185.00 and saw approximately 90 students, alumni, faculty, staff, and supporters come together to acknowledge the success and growth of nursing at UPEI. The University introduced nursing education at the baccalaureate level in 1992; it is now the proud alma mater of nearly 1000 nursing alumni.

“The intention of the gala was to celebrate our Faculty’s growth and how much we have accomplished,” said Dr. Gulrose Jiwani, Dean of Nursing. “From a single program with 16 students to a full-fledged faculty that offers two undergraduate programs, a Master of Nursing program, and post-graduate certificate courses to more than 300 students, the UPEI Faculty of Nursing is second to none.”

“Serving on the Nursing Gala organizing committee has been a valuable and fun experience,” said third-year nursing student Chloe Roche. “It is very rewarding to know that all of our hard work and planning has resulted in a beautiful evening for the UPEI Faculty of Nursing community and a new scholarship for some of my peers.”

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