UPEI cancels Egypt job placements for nursing students

January 12, 2012

4 University of Prince Edward Island nursing students are disappointed that the institution has cancelled their job placements in Egypt because it is not safe. The students were chosen to travel to Egypt next month as part of their fourth-year job placement, but now the Canadian government is recommending against unnecessary travel to Egypt because of the political situation there. The nursing department's relationship with Egypt started with the help of UPEI's new president, Alaa S. Abd-El-Aziz, who is from that country. The trip would have been UPEI's first nursing placement there. This will not be the last opportunity for nursing students to practice in Egypt, says UPEI's dean of nursing, who is already planning placements there next winter. CBC