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8 – 8:45am Registration
8:45 – 9am Opening remarks
9 – 9:30am Keynote Speech by Dr. Karima Velji
9:30 – 10am

Presentation on Current Status of ONCAT Funded Research Study

Post-Secondary Student Mobility:

Expanded Collaborative Evaluation of Student Performance, Experience, and Outcomes in RPN to BScN Bridging Education

10 – 10:15am Break
10:15 – 12:15 pm

Voices of Experience Panel

10-minute presentations by representatives (faculty & student) from nursing bridging programs in Ontario followed by Q & A Session

12:15 – 1 pm Lunch
1 – 2pm

Research Focus Break-out Sessions


Small Group Discussions

  1. Program evaluation: What kind of research is currently underway regarding bridging education, and what kind of research is needed moving forward?
  2. What are barriers to the research agenda in regards to nursing bridging education and how can we overcome these barriers?
  3. How can we raise the profile of nursing bridging education research?


Report back to larger group

2 – 2:45pm

Large Group Discussion

How can we move nursing bridging education and research forward?

2:45 – 3pm Closing remarks


Collaborative Degree Completion Programs