NUS NEWSLETTER November 20th, 2012

Gossip Nurse here your one and only source in to the scandalous lives of the McGill Nursing Elite. As the year if getting closer to its end, we all wish we could go into hibernation mode but no, we can’t. Time to get all our books out and read them readings, which are definitely not written in plain language.  

 1) Comedy Nest Fundraiser

2)BScN U3 Practice OSCES

3)SPEAK UP! Course evaluations

4)CV/Cover Letter Help

5)Master Info Session

6)Scholarship winners

7) CNSA draw for Nursing student week

8) World AIDS day

9)Global Health Class

10) SAMA


1) Comedy Nest Fundraiser

Whether you will be needing a break from studying for finals or are done exams for the semester…

Come join McGill Nursing graduates of 2013 at Comedy Nest on December 15th at 8:30pm!!! 

Tickets are only $15 each and can be attained through your class reps! Everyone is welcome! 

Check out the event on facebook:

XOXO, Maggie & Laura (Grad Reps)

 2)BScN U3 Practice OSCEs

Dear BScN U3s, 

 Your VP Academics are excited to bring you a small-scale trial of practice OSCEs, based on previous OSCE scenarios and evaluated by BNI students who have recently successfully completed their OIIQ licensing exams. 

You can either sign up as a partner pair, or individually. In either case, you will be rotating through 8 scenarios and 2 rest stations. You will have the chance to be the nurse in 4 scenarios and will be observing in the other 4. Feedback will be provided by the BNI student running the station. By signing up, you are committing to be at the practice session. You must provide your email in the sign up process so that we can send you reminders and further instructions.


Date: Friday November 23rd, 2012 

Time: 13h00-16h00 

Place: Nursing Lab, University Hall Sign-Up:

Sign up is first come, first serve. Sign up will close on Friday November 23rd at 12h00. 


3)SPEAK UP! Course Evaluations

Online evaluations are now open on Minerva – this is your time to give the Faculty input on your courses! It is your opportunity to anonymously give constructive criticisms to your professors and perhaps change the course for the better for your future. Make your concerns and frustrations count by communicating them to the people in charge – fill out your course evaluations! 

Note that the deadline to fill out the Course Evaluations for Nursing Courses (Ex. NUR1 course codes) is December 19th, 2012. Other course evaluations for courses within the Faculty of Science, etc. (Ex. PHAR 300) close on December 5th, 2012. 

To access your course evaluations:

  1. Log onto Minerva – a pop-up will appear if you have course evaluations to fill out. Follow the link provided. OR
  2. Log onto Minerva > Click on Student Menu > Click on Mercury Online Course Evaluation Menu > Click on Submit your course evaluations > Click on the course you want to evaluate! 

If being a catalyst for academic improvement is not enough of an incentive for you, there will be a PRIZE(to be announced) awarded by draw to a Nursing Student who fills out ALL OF their course evaluation. 

To be entered in the draw, you must:

  1. Fill out ALL of your Course Evaluations 
  2. Send a screenshot of the Minerva screen indicating you have NO more course evaluations to fill out. 
  3. Email this screenshot to by January 6th, 2012 at 12h00 (noon). Draw will take place on January 7th, 2012

4)CV/Cover Letter Help – McGill Career Planning Services (CaPS) 

If you are interested in improving your CV, be sure to use the CaPS free drop-in service for CV Consultations! Drop-in takes place during the following times:

-Monday: 14h30-15h30
-Tuesday: 13h30-14h30
-Wednesday: 14h00-15h00
-Thursday: 10h00-11h00
-Friday: 11h00-12h00

Drop-in sessions are for 15 minutes and registration for Drop-in is on a “first come, first served” basis. Registration begins 15 minutes before the drop-in session begins and you cannot reserve a spot in advance. Link: If you also want to go over your cover letter or even have a chance to ask questions about interviewing tips, you can call CaPS at 514.398.3304 to make an appointment with a Career Advisor. 

 5)Masters Information Session – Thank You & Feedback Wanted

Thank you to everyone who attended the Masters Information Session on Thursday November 8th! We hope you enjoyed the information and the food! Please send any constructive criticisms, comments, etc. to either or so that we can pass along this information to our successors. Thank you! 

6)Announcement of Ingram School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship Winners

For everyone who applied for an Ingram School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship, please note that the winners will not be announced in late December-early January. Please check your emails regularly in case the Awards Committee contacts you requesting additional details for your application and respond to any such messages promptly.  

7)Canadian Nursing Students Association (CNSA) National Nursing Student Week Draw

In honour of National Nursing Students Week, CNSA is holding a draw for the following items:

  • 5 x NCLEX Q&A CD-rom and Book (Value 109$)
  • 5 x Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Online Course Packages (Value 97$) 
  • 2 x Rapid Response in Medical-Surgical Units – Online Course (Value 48$) 

To enter: 

Deadline: November 24, 2012

Note: All McGill Nursing Students are members of CNSA 

 8) World AIDS Day: Documentary Screening

World AIDS day is soon coming up and the McGill Nurses for Global Heath invite you to the screening of the documentary Lazarus Effect on Tuesday November 27 at 12:00, in Wilson Hall Room 105. 

 The 30-minute documentary follows the story of HIV positive people in Africa who in as few as 40 days undergo a remarkable transformation thanks to access to treatment that costs around 40 cents a day. HIV-positive patients and medical staff recount their experiences and the impact medication has made on their lives in their own words. They include Constance Mudenda, a moth er whose children all died of AIDS, and who now works as a peer education supervisor at an AIDS clinic; Paul Nsangu, a young husband and father; Bwalya, an 11-year-old girl who at the beginning of the film looks like a child half her age, because of her disease; and Concillia Muhau, a young mother who recovered from the brink of death, and now also works as a peer counsellor.

Everyone is welcome. Snacks and red ribbons will be provided.

Facebook event:


9) McGill Interprofessional Global Health Course            

The 6th edition of the McGill Interprofessional Global Health Course will begin in January 2013! Registration will be opening in just a few weeks! U3 and Masters students have priority for registration! Stay tuned!
Some new topics are on the agenda this year – it promises to be very exciting! 

Our Facebook page:

10) The Student Association for Medical Aid (SAMA)

The Student Association for Medical Aid (SAMA) is excited to bring you LET IT GLOW, which will be held at Light Ultra Club on Friday, November 23rd. Unlike most events, your entrance to Light Ultra will also give you BONUS ACCESS to club-hop to Ivy and Muzique! Also, get to Light early to avoid lines, and because ladies drink FREE before midnight! Check out the event: and contact (514)443-1430 for tickets!

Also, our annual holiday raffle, Basket of Cheer, is up and running! Get your $2 raffle tickets for a chance to win over $300 worth of alcohol! Check out the Facebook event for more information.

 On behalf of the NUS,

You know you love me,


Margareta Sikorski

VP Internal

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