Trent Press Release

September 27, 2001

Left to right: Rob Devitt, President and CEO, Peterborough Regional Heath Unit, Fleming's VP Academic Terry Dance- Bennink, Fleming's B.Sc.N. Degree Co-ordinator Kathy Hick, Trent University President Bonnie Patterson, Director of the Trent/Fleming Nursing Program Dr. Lesley Lewis, and Trent's VP Academic Graham Taylor.

Trent University and Fleming College celebrate launch of new collaborative nursing program

Wednesday, September 26, 2001, Trent University and Sir Sandford Fleming College invited students, staff, officials, and the health care community to join in a celebration of the new Trent/Fleming Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program launched this September.

Over 100 students are enrolled in the program, a partnership between the university and the college. Responding to a need for nurses locally, provincially, and nationally, the new program allows students to attain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the new minimum academic requirement for nursing registration and licensure with the College of Nurses of Ontario, effective January 1, 2005.

The Trent/Fleming Nursing program is held up as one of the provinces' leading partnership models. Unique in every way, Trent/Fleming Nursing allows students to attend both institutions throughout their four-year program. By exploring scientific theory and nursing practice simultaneously, Trent/Fleming students will bring advanced knowledge and essential hands-on techniques to the health care field.

Dr. Lesley Lewis, Director of the Trent/Fleming Nursing Program has been impressed by the calibre of students showing interest in the program. "I'm delighted at the enthusiasm and motivation shown by students currently in the program," commented Lewis. "I know that the community will benefit from this highly qualified and motivated group of professionals."

Kathy Hick, Fleming's B.Sc.N. Degree Co-ordinator, says, "The Trent/Fleming nursing program will give students a synchronous learning experience that makes a clear link between theory and practice."


Students and faculty celebrated the opening. (Left to right:) Nursing student Jennifer Brimacombe, Electron Microscopist and TA Deb Lietz, Professor Jane Mackie and nursing student KathyVanHemme.

Among those attending the event were students currently enrolled in the program, university and college nursing faculty, university and college administration, and representatives from a variety of health care agencies from a variety of the health care agencies across Northumberland, Victoria, and Peterborough Counties.

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Distribution: Peterborough, Regional


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