Being a UBC Student has many amazing perks. There are a range of co-curricular experiences that can supplement and extend the classroom experience and contribute significantly to personal development and achievement. You are encouraged to participate in the variety of intellectual, artistic, social, recreational and multicultural activities offered at UBC and to explore the different cultures, ideas and experiences available to you. To find out more about UBC check out the following links or learn about groups and resources specific to your nursing education experience.
Nursing Undergraduate Society (NUS)
Welcome to the School of Nursing from the Nursing Undergraduate Society Council! The Nursing Undergraduate Society, NUS for short, is the nursing student body. As a BSN student, you are automatically a member of the NUS. The NUS Council is a group of people elected from the student body who oversee the programs and the services organized by NUS for the nursing students.
- The NUS plans social events, offers student services, and participates along with faculty in promoting a first class academic environment.
- NUS also rents out lockers, produces a free student telephone directory
- Members of the NUS Council are available in the NUS office to answer questions and take your suggestions.
- Nursing students at UBC are encouraged to be involved in decision making about curriculum changes, student/faculty relations, and academic affairs. NUS appoints students to represent the interests of students on student/faculty joint committees.
To get involved or bring up an issue that concerns you, all you have to do is talk to an NUS Council member.
CNSA - UBC Chapter
The Canadian Nursing Students' Association (CNSA) is the national voice of Canadian nursing students. Our goal is to increase the legal, ethical, professional, and educational aspects which are an integral part of nursing. CNSA is actively dedicated to the positive promotion of nurses and the nursing profession as a whole. Each year, the BSN students elect a representative from their class to represent them in this national sphere.
BCCNP Student Representative
With a vision of building a foundation for professional practice, this volunteer program offers nursing students the opportunity to:
- Learn about the BCCNP Standards of Practice and other resources
- Develop as a peer resource and professional role model
- Learn about issues affecting professional nursing practice
- Network with other BCCNP volunteers
- Grow professionally