Registrations Now Open for LPN Access to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
Are you a practicing LPN interested in becoming a registered nurse? NIC’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is now accepting applications into its LPN Access program starting July 3, 2018.
LPN Access to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (Option C)
Applications open from March 1 to June 15, 2018. This option is designed to allow Licensed Practical Nurses to access Term 4 of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Students choosing this option proceed to degree completion by completing five academic terms and two consolidated practice experiences.
Prospective students must meet the following academic requirements:
Complete BIO 261 prior to entry. BIO 261 is offered in the 2018 Spring Term.
Submit official transcripts from PN Program and other educational institutions attended.
1. Submit verification of registration status from CLPNBC.
2. C+ in one of Principles of Math 11, Applications of Math 12, Pre-Calculus 11, Foundations of Math 12, NIC MAT 053 or a Math assessment test.
3. *C in ENG 115 or ENG 117
4. *C in BIO 160/161 and 260
5. *C in NUR 170 and NUR 173 from either NIC or VIU.
*C is minimum requirement in any one course but the cumulative average of all six courses must be 65% or better.
Note: Applicants who meet the admission requirements for this option will be accepted in NIC’s program, depending on seat availability. Some prospective students may be required to have an interview at the discretion of the department chair or designate. The interview is designed to assist students in making an informed decision about pursuing a nursing career.
Wildfire Crew Member Training
Date: March 12-28, April 9-25 2018
Where: Campbell River campus
In just 13 days, be ready to join BC wildfire crews and receive industry certification.
Learn the practical skills and fundamental theory you need to become an entry-level firefighter in BC. Gain industry certifications and graduate with the qualifications needed to work on BC wildfire crews.
Register in person at the Student Registration Office of any NIC campus. For more information, contact Continuing Education and Training at www.nic.bc.ca/ce or call 250-923-9750.
National Co-op and Work-Integrated Learning Week
Join Student Employment Services for special events to mark National Co-op and Work-Integrated Learning Week from March 19-23!
All events except the NIC Career Fair are held on our Comox Valley campus and are open to all NIC students.
MONDAY March 19 –
Career Fair Warm-Up - Stan Hagen Theatre, 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Free Financial Literacy workshop: Introduction to Basic Budgeting, facilitated by NIC alumni and former co-op student Angie Carlyle. Registration required via events on CareerCentral - Tyee 204, 6 to 7:30 pm
TUESDAY March 20 –
Outside Games and Trivia - In front of Discovery Hall, 1:30 to 3 pm
WEDNESDAY March 21 —
Speed Interviews Workshop - Stan Hagen Theatre, 2 to 3:30 pm
Why Filing Taxes in Canada Is a Good Idea. Attending this free workshop requires registration via CareerCentral. Facilitated by NIC alumni and former Co-op student Angie Carlyle. Registration required via events on CareerCentral - Tyee 202, 6 to 7:30 pm
THURSDAY March 22 —
NIC 8th-annual Career Fair – Florence Filberg Centre, Downtown Courtenay, 11-3 pm
FRIDAY March 23 —
Free Coffee and Tea - Discovery 115, 10 to 11:30 am.
Join us for a week of events and fun as you learn about co-op and skills for finding work, network with employers and explore your career options.
Want a chance to win more prizes? Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada
(CEWIL) is hosting a national social media contest
. Post about co-op on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter using the hashtags #coopweek, #WILWeek and #hirecoop. You’ll be eligible for daily prize draws and winners’ names will be posted each day of National Co-op and Work-Integrated Learning Week.
NIC Global Learning Initiative Presents: Water Warriors and We Are Protectors of the Water
Water Warriors is the story of a New Brunswick community’s successful fight to protect their water from the oil and natural gas industry. In 2013, Texas-based company SWN Resources arrived in New Brunswick to explore for natural (fracked) gas. In response, a multicultural group of unlikely warriors set up a series of road blockades preventing exploration.
Beautifully filmed local watersheds, lakes and rivers provide the images for Yarrow Willard’s poem and call to action, We Are Protectors of the Water.
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm)
Location: Stan Hagen Theatre, NIC Comox Valley campus
Admission is by donation to NIC's Global Learning Initiative, which aims to foster awareness of global issues through partnerships with local communities and individuals. There will also be an opportunity to purchase chocolate and coffee in support of this fund.
For more information contact Lynne Oberik at 250-334-5061 or email@example.com
NIC's 8th Annual Career Fair
Date: Thursday, March 22
Time: 11 am - 3 pm
Location: Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Ave., Courtenay, BC
Join NIC for its eighth annual Career Fair March 22, 2018 and meet the region's top employers all in one place.
This free event brings the region's top tourism, retail and financial and government employers to you. This year's employers include BC Ferries, Island Health, the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort, Wickanninish Inn, MNP, Coast Capital Credit Union, Island Health, SD 71, Costco, Chartered Professional Accountants of BC. Find a full list of employers in our online Career Fair booklet
Don't forget to take our short survey
before March 30 for a chance to win a $150 NIC voucher.
About NIC's Student Employment Services
Student Employment Services (SES) assists students in developing strategies for effective job searching, while helping connect students with businesses and organizations seeking new employees. Improve your resume building, letter-writing and interview skills and learn more about co-op education opportunities by making an appointment with an Employment Services Advisor. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 250-334-5000 (Comox Valley campus) or 250-923-9700 (Campbell River campus).
NIC School of Fine Arts and Design Presents: Brendan Tang
Date: Thursday, March 22
Time: 6 to 7 pm
Location: Stan Hagen Theatre, 2300 Ryan Road, Courtenay
Cost: Admission is free and everyone is welcome.
Born in Ireland to Trinidadian parents, Brendan Lee Satish Tang moved to Canada when he was five. Tang’s upbringing informed his approach to art making, as he now works as a visual ethnographer – documenting and interpreting contemporary culture through his own assumptions, preferences, values and personal history.
Tang aims to create work that serves as a portal for reflection and dialogue. While his aesthetic is driven by a seemingly manic consumption of visual culture, Tang’s work is labour intensive and detail oriented. He places high value on craftsmanship, as refinement allows him to reference art history, and notions of class and value.
Tang currently teaches in the ceramics department of Emily Carr University and is represented by Gallery Jones.
NIC Tourism and Hospitality Students Present: ‘Under the Stars’ Wine Festival
Location: Florence Filberg Centre, Courtenay
Date: March 23, 2018
Time: 7-9 pm
Walk the red carpet at a gala “Under the Stars” themed event and sample from among more than 150 delicious BC and international wines, as well as a wide assortment of craft beers. Local vineyards such as 40 Knots, Coastal Black and Beaufort Winery will be among more than 20 wine and craft beer vendors featuring their latest products.
Other wineries participating this year includes:
- Blue Moon
- Back Door
- Dirty Laundry
- Upper Bench, Marichel
- Stag's Hollow
- Blue Grouse
- Nagging Doubt
- Lock & Worth
Local and international wineries will also be joined by Bomber Brewing, Vancouver Island Brewing, Wayward Distillation House and Sheringham Distillery.
Hors d'oeuvres will be served by gourmet local catering companies, complemented by cheeses from Natural Pastures Cheese Company in Courtenay and fresh seafood from Out Landish Shellfish Guild in Heriot Bay. The evening will also feature wine and cheese seminars, live entertainment and a blind wine tasting session, a new feature this year.
NIC tourism and hospitality students have organized the Wine Festival since 2002 as part of their THM-203 Convention & Special Events Management course. All proceeds from this year’s event will go towards NIC Foundation bursaries for new and current students, as well supporting students taking international exchanges as part of NIC’s study abroad program.
This year’s event will take place in Courtenay on March 23, 2018 from 7 to 9 pm at the Florence Filberg Centre, following years of largely sold-out events in Campbell River.
A shuttle service to Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland will be offered following the event to ensure guests arrive home safely.
NIC Presents Award-Winning Poet Jordan Abel for readings in Comox Valley and Port Alberni
Jordan Abel is a Nisga’a writer from BC. He is pursuing a PhD at Simon Fraser University where his research concentrates on intergenerational trauma and Indigenous literature. Abel’s creative work has recently been anthologized in Best Canadian Poetry (Tightrope), The Land We Are: Artists and Writers Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation (Arbiter Ring) and The New Concrete: Visual Poetry in the 21st Century (Hayword). Abel is the author of The Place of Scraps (winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize), Un/inhabited and Injun (winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize).
Date: Thursday, April 5 & Friday, April 6
Time: 7 pm
Thursday's Location: Stan Hagen Theatre, NIC's Comox Valley campus
Friday's Location: Room S-108, NIC's Port Alberni campus
Kus-kus-sum, Project Watershed and NIC: Information Sessions
You are invited! Learn, get involved and make a difference!
When: Thursday, April 5, 2018
Time: 12 noon-1 pm or 3- 4 pm
Where: KX146 Boardroom, Komoux Hall, Comox Valley campus
NIC and the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society are partners committed to working to promote and execute environmental stewardship efforts in the Comox Valley.
The current high priority community stewardship project, Kus-kus-sum, involves the purchase and restoration of the decommissioned Field Sawmill site on the Courtenay River at 17th Street. The goal is to return the former sawmill site, a harmful environmental eyesore and dilapidated concrete and steel landmark to a natural state.
Kus-kus-sum was launched on September 21, 2017 and now, NIC students, staff and faculty are being invited to learn about the project and to become involved to help make it a success.
For more information, please check out the following links:
We look forward to seeing you on April 5!
Chair, Project Watershed
Professor Emeritus University of Toronto
North Island College
Help Rotary Assist NIC Students at Celebration of Rotary Event
Where: The Grand Hall in Native Sons Hall in Courtenay (360 Cliffe Ave - V9N 2H9)
When: Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 6 - 8 pm
Cost: $35 per person; appetizers included and a cash bar available
Purchase tickets online
before the March 28, 2018 ticket deadline
April is Rotary’s Maternal and Child Health Month and you can help provide a bursary to a single parent at North Island College by attending the Celebration of Rotary event on April 5.
Special guests include Rotary International vice president Dean Rohrs and Rhino, as they celebrate three decades of Rotarian men and women working together to Make A Difference locally and globally. NIC president John Bowman will also thank Rotary for supporting NIC.
Metal Jewellery Design Open House
Discover the unique talent of NIC's Metal Jewellery Design students and instructor. Tour the studio. meet the artists and learn about NIC's wide range of metal jewellery courses.
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Time: 1 - 3 pm
Location: Room D209 (Metal Jewellery Studio), Campbell River campus
Admission is free, everyone is welcome.
Support NIC Human Service Students at Burger and Beverage Silent Auction Event
A group of NIC human services students will be studying abroad this spring, taking part in community development in Cebu, Philippines. They are hosting a burger and beverage silent auction to raise funds toward this project.
Date: Thursday, April 12
Time: 5-8 pm
Location: The Prime Chophouse
Cost: $20 plus taxes ($5 of your purchase will support 2018 community development project in Cebu)
For more information contact NIC human services student email@example.com