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Year One Nursing Students (YO)

As a Direct Entry student – one who enters the Bachelor of Nursing program at the University of Calgary directly from high school – your first year is a foundational one of ten courses which you must successfully complete before moving on to your second year of nursing courses.  Year One (Terms 1 and 2) is comprised of courses outside of the faculty, but we still consider you our student and encourage you to participate in activities within the faculty including our Year One Nursing Council (YONC).

Leadership Opportunity

We invite you to explore early leadership within the faculty by joining YONC.  Positions include Chair/Co-Chair, VP Academic, VP Events, Secretary and Undergraduate Nursing Society representative.

For more information, contact the Year One coordinator Sylvia Loewen at

For more info, visit the Year One Nursing website. 

Year One Nursing Council (YONC) Standing Committee Members 2016-17:

Co-chair Leanne Boudreau
Co-chair Jasmine Machar
VP Academic Bessie Leal
VP Academic Savannah Gosse
VP Academic Anda Wei
VP Social Gina Qian Yan
VP Social Cassie Poitras
VP Social Megan Bouvier
Secretary Tosayi Idahosa
Secretary Sung Ae
Secretary Patricia Canero
Nursing Guys Club Representative Hudson Kurtz
Undergraduate Nursing Society (UNS) Representative Cathy Lee
VP Communications Vivian (Wen) Wu
VP Volunteering Amne Haikal
VP Volunteering Jordan Lang
VP Volunteering Ivan Lerida
VP Volunteering Alyssa De Leon
Faculty Advisor  Sylvia Loewen, RN, MN, Senior Instructor