UWindsor nursing students golden in provincial competition

nursing studentsMembers of the 30-student contingent which represented the University of Windsor at the 2017 Nursing Games.

Nursing students at every level of Windsor’s four-year B.ScN program came together last weekend to finish atop the 2017 Nursing Games, a series of competitions that test skills in everything from academics to athletics. The UWindsor team took home the Golden Stethoscope Award as the best of eight squads in the games, held at Nipissing University.

“Many of us didn’t know each other at the start,” says team captain Celena Kouzoukas. “But this weekend, everyone worked together and supported each other.”

Individual events ranged from a nursing version of the Amazing Race to a simulation lab, archery tag to bubble soccer. Windsor unseated the defending champions who represented the host institution.

Fourth-year nursing major Destiny Cadarette says she was excited to be part of the winning team.

“I was proud of the whole team for all the hard work everyone put in,” she says. “Being able to compete and showcase our professionalism and passion for nursing as a whole was a great experience.”

The games are a unique way for nursing students to get to know each other and have some fun, says organizer Emily Oldrive: “Many of us may be working together as colleagues in the very near future, so this networking can be very valuable.”

Find more information, including a list of UWindsor team members, on the Faculty of Nursing website.

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