December 14, 2017

Belleville, Ontario, December 14, 2017 – The recipient of the 2017 Brock University-Loyalist College Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing Scholarship is Kadra Pond. The $5,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a student in the Nursing Collaborative Degree with Brock University program who has demonstrated a high level of academic achievement in the first two years at Loyalist. 

“It’s such an honour to receive this scholarship,” said Kadra. “It’s definitely going to help me as I complete my academic journey. Loyalist provided a great building block of education to move forward with and I’m excited to start at Brock. When I graduate I hope to specialize in geriatric or perioperative nursing.”

Students in the Nursing Collaborative Degree with Brock University program spend the first two years at Loyalist and the final two years at Brock, to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing awarded by Brock University.

Kadra Pond, who is from Stirling-Rawdon, Ontario, submitted an essay which captured the core values espoused by the program.

“It was a true pleasure to read Kadra’s essay,” said Loyalist College President & CEO Ann Marie Vaughan. “She spoke about integrity, social justice issues, the higher value of the profession of nursing and the wider calling of what it means to be a nurse. We wish Kadra all the very best at Brock and we only expect more wonderful things to happen for her.”

About the Nursing Collaborative Degree with Brock University
The Nursing Collaborative Degree with Brock University program is recognized for hands-on learning and academic excellence with an innovative curriculum based on current standards and best practices. Students learn in small clinical groups with personal, continuous guidance from experienced faculty. They also experience different hospital systems, community agencies and electronic documentation with clinical placements in two regions of Ontario. The transition to Brock University is supported with a campus orientation, meetings with faculty and senior students, and access to housing assistance. Loyalist is an international leader in the integration of human simulation technology. 

About Loyalist
Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, Loyalist College is a close-knit community where students and their success come first. Loyalist provides personalized attention in small classes, rewarding field placements and superior student services. To prepare students for in-demand careers, Loyalist offers more than 65 full-time programs; apprenticeships; and hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses, as well as opportunities for continuing education through more than 70 university transfer agreements. The College’s wide selection of advanced diplomas, diplomas and certificates aligns with market-driven disciplines including applied sciences, biosciences, building sciences, business and management studies, health sciences, human studies, justice studies, media, arts and design, and skills and technology. In Ontario, the College’s new Digital Media Centre and The Bay of Quinte Skills Centre, which is LEED® Silver certified, are training centres of choice for students, as well as College business and industry partners. The College is a key driver of the social and economic health and prosperity of the area and contributes 5.4 percent to the Gross Regional Product. This represents an overall effect on the regional economy of $530 million annually – based on a 2014 Report by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). For more information on the College’s Belleville and Bancroft campuses and Port Hope satellite location, visit

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