The permanent on-campus Practical Nursing Program at Assiniboine Community College in Dauphin was announces today by Mark Frison at the Dauphin & District Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Although Dauphin has hosted several intakes of the rural rotating program over the past few years, the program was never a guarantee for our region even though the health care teaching facilities were constructed at the campus in 2010.
“We have a great working relationship with President Frison and the ACC team and look forward to participating in expanding education opportunities outside of Winnipeg. The nursing program is a great start and the fact that people camp out all night to sign out for it is proof of the need for more rural post-secondary education,” Mayor Eric Irwin said today.
The City of Dauphin’s Post-Secondary Committee has been advocating for the permanent program for many years and is pleased that a commitment to the Parkland Campus has finally been announced. We continue to support the expansion of post-secondary opportunities for our region’s residents and look forward to further work with Assiniboine Community College on other programs in the years to come.
The full news release from Assiniboine Community College can be viewed on their website: http://assiniboine.net/blogs/393/assiniboine-unveils-priorities-for-parkland-campus-announces-permanent-nursing-program