TWU School of Nursing Celebrating its 25th Year
This September, the School of Nursing welcomed its 25th BSN class since it opened in 1993. More than 870 TWU nursing alum have graduated from our BSN and MSN programs in the past 25 years, and our alumni are serving around the world. Currently, the undergraduate program has an enrollment of 229 students and the graduate program has an enrolment of 73 MSN students.
We are anticipating a full 25th year. Along with excellent day-to-day teaching and world-class research, the School of Nursing will be hosting a series of Nursing Networking Cafes throughout the year (announcements to follow) and our 5th Faith and Nursing Conference, May 8 – 10th, 2019 in Vancouver. We will be co-hosting this spirituality conference with Providence Health. Please consider joining us!
The 2018/2019 academic year has the School of Nursing Leadership Team re-configured. With Dean Grypma on sabbatical, Dr. Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham is stepping in as Acting Dean. Sheryl has been a faculty member at TWU since 2000 and is well acquainted with the undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as the broader university and nursing communities. She has served as MSN Director since its launch in 2009. Dr. Barb Astle is Acting Director of the MSN Graduate Program. Barb has taught in this program since 2011, and has previously served as Director while Sheryl was on sabbatical. Rounding out the School of Nursing Leadership Team are Dr. Landa Terblanche and Heather Meyerhoff. Landa is in the role of Assistant Dean, Clinical Supervision, and has extensive experience in nursing education leadership. This role involves oversight to all of the undergraduate clinical and laboratory teaching, which represents a large part of the undergraduate program. Heather is in the role of Assistant Dean BSN Program, also with extensive clinical and nursing education experience. Heather tends to program scheduling, admissions and progressions, and many other related responsibilities to ensure the program runs smoothly.