Incoming Student Orientation 2021

Welcome to Orientation 2021!  

Welcome nursing students, your journey begins here! 

Our Faculty, staff, and clinical instructors are excited to assist you in all aspects in your academic journey. 

A Live Orientation Webinar for first-year nursing students will take place Tuesday September 7, 2021 at 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Students are asked to check their brocku.ca email for the invitation which contains access to the link. 

We trust the information found on this page will be able to guide you as we navigate this Fall term. As you progress through the term, our faculty and staff are here by your side to provide you with all the support and encouragement you’ll need to help you succeed!  

We encourage you to reach out to faculty and staff in our department to assist you throughout the semester. As nursing students, you have access to student groups and clubs, a great opportunity to make lasting friendships. Mentorship opportunities are available through the Faculty of Applied Health Science. As mentees this will allow you to network with current nursing students to further your understanding of our program.   

We have been working over the past few months to give you an amazing year. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Brock community.  

Nursing instructors with simulator

Congratulations for your admission into the Nursing Program. It is an exciting and rewarding career that you are starting. You and your 179 classmates are among the largest cohort of students ever to be accepted into the nursing program at Brock. You have achieved a great deal just being admitted into the program. You should be so proud of yourselves-we are!   

 Nursing is a unique career; you can work with in any area and work with diverse populations. You will have the ability to impact lives and contribute to the health of people. In four short years, you will have earned your BScN and be ready to become a Registered Nurse. You will be one of 300,000 RNs in Canada. There are so many ways that RNs have positive effects on health, and we are pleased to welcome you to our profession.       

Brock Nursing welcomes you. We are excited to work with you and get to know you over the next four years. You are now part of an amazing team of students, staff, and faculty. There are over 300 students ahead of you in the second, third, and fourth year of the nursing program. These students are ready to welcome you and help you in your journey at Brock and in nursing.  We have over 1,484 Alumni, Brock Nursing graduates, who have gone before you, and are ready to welcome you into their midst. Our team includes people who support the Nursing Department and the nursing students, clinical instructors, teaching assistants, part-time instructors, and professors. We all take great pride in the quality of the education our students receive. On behalf of the entire Nursing Department, welcome.    

We are passionate about our students becoming leaders in nursing, who improve health for individuals, families, groups, and communities.  We strongly believe in the importance of collaboration – with you, and with our partners who support your learning. We look forward to getting to know you; working with you as you develop as nurses over the next four years.

The Brock Canadian Nursing Students’ Association (CNSA) is a chapter of the nation-wide Canadian Nursing Students’ Association. 

The club represents the voice of Brock nursing students with the goal to influence and advance educational, professional, and social justice aspects of the nursing curriculum. Brock CNSA enables nursing students to develop leadership skills, network, build relationships and to have fun! Each year CNSA holds a national conference, most recently held in Montreal, Quebec, to provide students with an opportunity to learn and network with other students, leaders, and potential employers. 

Joining Brock CNSA truly enhances the nursing student experience at Brock.

For more information, follow Brock CNSA on Instagram @brockcnsa or check out the CNSA website at www.cnsa.ca

The Department of Nursing and Brock websites have a number of resources available to you. We recommend you take some time to familiarize yourself with these site below as well as the links and buttons in the left column as part of your self-guided orientation.

Academic Advising

Clinical-Practicums 

Med Plus

Nursing Faculty Directory

Open Door

The Faculty of Applied Health Science (FAHS) Mentorship Program is a volunteer-based experience for students seeking a leadership role in the Brock community. Mentors will have an opportunity to network and create meaningful connections, which promotes personal and professional development and empowerment of the next generation of leaders. Mentees will gain leadership and communication skills through the guidance and support from upper-year students to aid in their academic, personal, and professional development.

If you would like to stay updated with the Mentorship program and FAHS Student Association, please follow us on Instagram

@fahs_mentorship

@brockfahsassociation

If you have any questions about our program or how to get involved, please do not hesitate to email us at brockfahsmentorship@gmail.com

Dean Welcome Messages

Take a moment to get to know the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and the Associate Dean, Teaching and Undergraduate Studies by watching their video welcome messages.

brock students

Nursing Calendar

Learn more about degree requirements and course information in the current Nursing Calendar.

nursing students

Important Dates

Stay on schedule and be sure you don’t miss any deadlines

Contact Us

Academic Advisor

Tammy Woodhouse-Gilby
Office: EA 300
905 688 5550 x5695
nuscadvisor@brocku.ca

Nursing
Clinical-Practicum Coordinator

Sandra Micsinszki
Office: EA 301
905 688 5550 x4780
smicsins@brocku.ca

Nursing simulation lab

Kerry Shoalts
Lab Coordinator
Office: EA 202
905 688 5550 x4125
kshoalts@brocku.ca

 

Shelley Wills
Assistant Lab Coordinator
Office: EA 215C
905 688 5550 x4494
swills2@brocku.ca