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As of March 2022, all COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted FR (Available in French Only) from our campuses.

Church Point (NS), January 22, 2021 – Megan Tucker was looking for a new challenge and new opportunities. This École NDA graduate (2016) not only wanted to stay in her home village of Cheticamp, but also to pursue her studies in French. In 2019, she enrolled in Université Sainte-Anne's Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program.

“I decided to enroll in the LPN programme because I have spent my entire life in a small Acadian community and Sainte-Anne not only provided the opportunity to study in French, but also to study in my community. I like the fact that it is a small university where it is extremely easy to develop good working relationships with your professors.”

- Megan Tucker, 2nd-year student in the LPN program

She already had a sense of what a career in health care looks like, having worked at Foyer Père Fiset in Cheticamp and at Northwood Care Inc. in Halifax as a Continuing Care Assistant. She is a motivated person who feels comfortable working with the public and who is always looking to acquire new skills. She is not afraid to take on a new challenge and adapts easily to change, both of which are sought-after skills during a pandemic. Being bilingual also gives her a considerable advantage.

When asked about what it is like to pursue postsecondary studies during the COVID-19 pandemic, she admits that “it's very different to go from a face-to-face learning environment to one where you are alone at home”. But despite the restrictions and having to take courses remotely, the faculty “has put in place excellent measures to ensure that we continue to receive well-balanced training as part of a very demanding program”.

She passed her clinical practical training last fall and intends to complete all required practical training components this semester to graduate this spring.

What is Megan's advice to anyone who has considered pursuing their academic studies in French? “Seize the opportunity! Not everyone can study in French. It will open so many doors for your future career.”

The LPN program is offered on all 5 of our campuses, but the lab sessions will only be offered in Halifax (in-person learning). For additional information, to watch a video about the program or to enroll, go to the program's page on our website.

About Université Sainte-Anne

Université Sainte-Anne, the only French language post-secondary institution in Nova Scotia, offers university and college-level courses as well as a French immersion program and customized training in French as a second language. Recognized for its excellent programs as well as its unique and exceptional living environment, Sainte-Anne offers experiential learning opportunities that promote student engagement and success, and an atmosphere which encourages a culture of excellence in research and development. Solidly established in its community, Université Sainte-Anne is a partner of choice for all those who wish to strengthen the vitality of the regions surrounding its 5 campuses as well as all of Acadie throughout Nova Scotia.

For more information         

Rachelle LeBlanc, Director of Communications and Marketing
Université Sainte-Anne
Tel.: 902-769-2114 Extension 7222
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