ULethbridge, Lethbridge College partner on NESA

October 26, 2020

The University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College have partnered to co-lead Nursing Education in Southwestern Alberta (NESA), a four-year Bachelor of Nursing degree program. NESA was redeveloped to allow students to take their first two years of the program at Lethbridge, and the second two years at ULethbridge. The new curriculum includes courses that integrate Indigenous health practices and knowledge as well as provides practical experiences in urban and rural settings. “Nursing is all about relational practices, and this curriculum has been designed with those same principles in mind,” said Debra Bardock, Dean of Lethbridge College’s Centre for Health and Wellness. “We believe the skills that create successful nurses also create successful students, and this curriculum will leave them better prepared to enter the health care sector.” Lethbridge (AB)