Russell will be host to Assiniboine Community College’s (ACC) next rural rotating Practical Nursing program delivery site, with classes starting in January 2019.
The two-year diploma program offering has space for 25 students. Applications will be accepted between August 20 – September 7. All applications accepted within that two-week window will be treated equally in a lottery system, however, those applicants living within a 100-kilometer radius of Russell will be given preference in the first lottery draw.
In addition to the permanent nursing programs offered across Manitoba at Assiniboine’s campuses in Brandon, Dauphin and Winnipeg, the college has a rural rotating site currently running in Melita.
Currently, applications are open for the nursing programs being delivered in Brandon and Dauphin, with Brandon having a two-year waitlist.
The demand for Assiniboine nursing graduates is high; 100 per cent of graduates surveyed from the 2016-17 academic year said they had jobs, making on average $54,121 a year.
Graduate LPNs secure careers in hospitals, personal care homes, medical clinics, private agencies and the community.
Those interested in learning more about the program entrance requirements, application process, and other details should visit ACC's website for more information.