Some 49 Practical Nursing graduates in Brandon and Winnipeg recently celebrated the completion of their college journey from Assiniboine Community College.
On September 6th, 31 graduates of the program were recognized at a ceremony in Brandon, having begun their studies in the two-year diploma program in January 2018 at the college’s Victoria Avenue East campus.
“We are proud of the many individuals who graduate from our nursing program each year,” said Suzanne Nicolas, Associate Dean of Health & Human Services at Assiniboine. “They are prepared to start meaningful careers in health care, helping to provide essential services to communities around the province.”
In addition to the permanent nursing programs offered at Assiniboine’s campuses in Brandon, Dauphin and Winnipeg, the college is currently delivering its Practical Nursing program in Peguis First Nation, Southport, Russell, and Selkirk, Man.
Since 1975, more than 3,500 individuals have graduated from nursing programs offered by the college. In the past five years alone, Assiniboine has delivered its Practical Nursing program in nine (9)communities across Manitoba, including Pine Falls and Melita.
Graduate licensed practical nurses (LPNs) secure careers in hospitals, personal care homes, medical clinics, private agencies and the community. With some advanced preparation, some entrepreneurial LPNs are even choosing to start their own businesses.
The demand for Assiniboine nursing graduates is high; 95 per cent of graduates surveyed from the 2017-18 academic year said they were employed, making on average more than $46,800 a year.
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