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The Department of Nursing at Brock has received a seven-year accreditation from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) for the “Brock stream” of its nursing program.
“The accreditation award signifies that our nursing program is on par with the best programs in the country,” says Lynn Rempel, chair of the Department of Nursing. “The accreditation standards demand excellence in nursing education and scholarship, and over the course of an extensive review we have demonstrated that excellence.”
Brock established its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program in 2000 as a degree completion program for registered nurses with a college diploma.
A year later, the department established a four-year BScN program with students completing two years at Loyalist College and two years at Brock. This collaborative program was accredited by CASN in 2007 with the maximum seven-year accreditation with an interim report.
The “Brock stream” option of completing all four years at the University was first offered in 2005, and now, after a rigorous review process, will have the maximum accreditation serving the program through 2019.