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VIU Receives Funding to Expand Nursing Seats

February 22, 2022

Expansion addresses community need for more nurses Vancouver Island University (VIU) is expanding the number of nursing seats in three programs, thanks to provincial government funding announced on Sunday, February 20, 2022. Starting in fall 2022, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program will increase the number of new students into the program to 80 from 72 annually. The provincial... Read more

Students Solidify Critical Care Training in New VIU Facility

Students Solidify Critical Care Training in New Facility

March 26, 2019

VIU’s new Centre for Health and Science encourages greater collaboration between students and professionals across all health disciplines.  Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) new clinical skills and simulation labs engage students in interprofessional training that allows health care graduates to successfully compete for highly skilled, in-demand jobs.  The $40.9-million, 6,855-square-metre... Read more

Indigenous Health Care Assistant Program

Indigenous Health Care Assistant Program Changing Lives

February 22, 2019

The Kw’am Kw’um Shhwuli (Strong Health, Well-being) Health Care Assistant program at VIU Cowichan combines technical training with wraparound supports and Hul’qumi’num language lessons to help move students into high-demand careers. ­­ A unique new program at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Cowichan Campus that combines Health Care Assistant training and Indigenous language and culture... Read more