Health Minister Michael de Jong Hears From Future Registered Nurses at Kwantlen

Mon, Nov 28, 2011


Health Minister, Michael de Jong meets with future registered nurses at Kwantlen Polytechnic University on Monday, November 28

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Health Minister Michael de Jong Hears From Future Registered Nurses at Kwantlen

Metro Vancouver, BC – (November 29, 2011) – 14 future registered nurses from Kwantlen Polytechnic University discussed the challenges and changes in healthcare with Health Minister Michael de Jong at the Surrey Campus yesterday.

The fourth-year students are enrolled in Dr. Balbir Gurm's practical course where they work in the community and try to implement change in society or in organizations. Their discussion with the Minister gave the students the opportunity to hear and be heard.

"Being able to listen to what future nurses have to say about the challenges of change in the health care system is invaluable," said Health Minister Michael de Jong. "Health care touches all of our lives – and having an active voice will strengthen its sustainability and improve it. It is a welcomed opportunity for me to be a part of the dialogue with the nursing class at Kwantlen Polytechnic University."

This Kwantlen nursing course allows students to explore ways to influence and create change for the promotion of societal health. Through the course, the students examine the culture, power, and politics of leadership and organizations.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts and science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 17,500 students annually have a choice from over 200 programs, including bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.


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