Message from the dean

Frontlines, Winter 2022

Alice Gaudine

Hello everyone:

This past September 2021 we were thrilled to welcome new and returning students to the classrooms, halls and labs of the Faculty of Nursing, and I want to send a collective bouquet to all our faculty and staff members who have gone above and beyond every day to help our students learn and adapt.

I don’t have to tell you about challenging times – so many of you are on the frontlines of dealing with this pandemic. Every one of us in the Faculty of Nursing applauds the efforts you make on behalf of your patients, clients, residents and communities.

We are hopeful that the NL Health Accord will result in some fundamental and meaningful changes to the way health care is delivered in this province. This edition of our e-newsletter includes an article on the submission we presented to Dr. Pat Parfrey and Sister Elizabeth Davis of the Health Accord team.

You may have heard that Grand Falls-Windsor, Gander and Happy Valley-Goose Bay will become satellite sites of the Faculty of Nursing in September 2022, pending completion of logistics. Students at the satellite sites will take classes remotely and have their nursing skills labs and clinical rotations in the region of the site. We’ve had a great deal of interest in the satellite sites and look forward to meeting new students.

And speaking of new, our undergraduate degree program has a new name: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN). In case you haven’t read the story, you’ll find a link to a MUN Gazette article in our newsletter.

Until we are able to meet once again in person at a future alumni event, I wish you all the very best in your professional and personal lives.

Alice Gaudine, PhD, RN
Dean of Nursing