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UCQ organises virtual open house for prospective nursing students

UCQ organises virtual open house for prospective nursing students

Tribune News Network
DOHA
The University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ) hosted a virtual open house on February 15, providing prospective nursing students a platform to know more about the Bachelor of Nursing degree course offered by the university.
In a first-of-its-kind event, the open house provided all the practical information students required to apply, while maintaining the most effective health procedures to keep everyone safe in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual event included an exhibition hall with six virtual booths: one for each of the four years of the degree, while another was occupied by an alumni representative to provide first-hand insight on the experience of being a working nurse.
Other booths were managed by the Student and Enrolment Services department, where prospective students were able to ask questions relating to the application and acceptance process at the UCQ.
The event also featured a ‘lounge area’ that provided guests with the opportunity to read frequently asked questions, watch videos or take part in live chats with UCQ instructors.
Dr Deborah White, dean of the UCQ, stated, “Hosting such a unique event to support our prospective students reflects one of the many ways our university has shown its resilience during the pandemic. Our commitment has always been to the health and safety of our students, faculty staff and guests, so a virtual solution was the best option. “Despite the many obstacles this past year, supporting current- and prospective students in fulfilling their ambitions has been our main priority. This event is an example of our dedication to them and to the health of our community here in Qatar.”
In all, 176 attendees joined the virtual event, affirming the incredible interest of the public in entering the health and wellness sector in Qatar. Participating students were able to download content to take away and get all the information they required ahead of the application deadline.
A highly integral element of the event included the introduction of the university’s newly implemented 2020 curriculum. The new curriculum is dedicated to transforming the skills and knowledge development of nursing students, further highlighting the university’s adaptive strength.
The virtual open house provided a safe space for current students, alumni and prospective students to interact and learn more about the institution and what it has to offer. The event’s success reflects the university’s pioneering efforts in advancing the nursing profession to help meet Qatar’s developing healthcare needs.
Guided by Qatar National Vision 2030, UCQ continuously aims to supply a sustainable workforce — a workforce that contributes to the economic, social and health priorities of the state.
Established in 2007, the UCQ is the only Canadian university in Qatar and the country’s exclusive provider of bachelor’s degrees in nursing.
Applications to UCQ’s programme are open to Qatari nationals and residents of Qatar through April 1, 2021.

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