Posted on October 02, 2017

The University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ) officially welcomed new and returning nursing students at its annual welcome event held on campus this past Monday, September 25th. Enrollment at UCQ remains steady this term with 115 new undergraduate and 13 new graduate students, bringing the total of UCQ students to 447. Qatari students are showing increasingly strong interest in the UCQ’s Master of Nursing program where they make up 34% of the student body.

The event included welcoming remarks from UCQ Dean and CEO, Dr. Deborah White (pictured),  along with Dr. Joanne MacDonald, UCQ’s new Associate Dean of Academics, and Craig Wood, Director of Student Services. Members of the student organization, Nursing Students Society of Qatar (NSSQ), also brought remarks, welcoming their fellow students to another academic year and offering their assistance and encouragement.

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“We are honoured to welcome such an impressive group of new students to the University of Calgary in Qatar,” said Dr. Deborah White. “Nurses perform a vital role in the healthcare system of Qatar, and we are very proud of our students and will continue to work with them to achieve their academic and professional goals.”

The University of Calgary in Qatar engages individuals, families and communities in activities designed to enhance family capacity to attain and improve health. UCQ’s nursing students and graduates practice in the community, in primary health centers, and in acute care hospitals. UCQ’s program exemplifies a vision of modern nursing that develops graduates who deliver evidence-based health care and who are strong critical thinkers and change agents whose focus is the entire family.