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Assiniboine Community College Graduates 94 Nurses

September 21, 2014 8:18 AM | News

By David Klassen

Nursing Grads

Recent graduates from Assiniboine Community College’s practical nursing program. (ACC / HANDOUT)

Almost 100 nurses have graduated from Brandon’s Assiniboine Community College in the past month, with 28 students graduating this week to wrap up a series of summer nursing programs.

ACC says 94 new nursing graduates have completed their formal two-year education recently and become part of the college’s alumni community.

“We continue to deliver our practical nursing program through a combination of regular intakes, rotating sites and contract partnerships,” said Karen Hargreaves, dean of health and human services at ACC. “By extending health care programming into rural areas, we increase post-secondary opportunities for many, contributing to the prosperity of communities across Manitoba.

Graduations were held earlier this month in Winnipeg and Cypress River, the latter of which was a rural rotating site. Another contract practical nursing program finished this past August and included students from Peguis First Nation, Fisher River Cree Nation and Kinonjeoshtegon (Jackhead) First Nation.