Okanagan nursing students oppose program consolidation timing


Nursing students are speaking out in opposition after the Government of British Columbia announced that Okanagan College’s nursing program would be consolidated into the University of British Columbia’s nursing program for September 2023. 27 first-year students from Okanagan penned a letter to the college’s leadership outlining why students and staff need more time to prepare for this transition. They contended that the timing of this decision allows little time for current students to register for classes at UBC Okanagan, find housing, and apply for appropriate student loans. They have formally requested that the complete consolidation be delayed one year to allow current students the opportunity to graduate from their chosen academic institution.

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