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2014-15 Practical Nursing rural rotating sites announced

2014-15 Practical Nursing rural rotating sites announced

Written On: 18 February, 2014
Category: Health Care
Related programs:  Practical Nursing

ACC announced today that Portage la Prairie, Pine Falls and Dauphin have been selected as the three locations for the next rural rotating practical nursing sites. The two-year Practical Nursing program will start in Portage la Prairie in September 2014, in Pine Falls starting January 2015 and in Dauphin starting September 2015.

A request for proposals for the rural rotating sites was issued in late 2013 with the college receiving ten submissions by the deadline. Proposals were evaluated based on criteria including labour market demand; health care partnerships, which primarily involve practicum placements for students; student demand; student experience and available facilities. 

“We are pleased to be offering this valuable learning opportunity in three locations,” said Karen Hargreaves, Dean of the School of Health and Human Services at ACC. “Graduates of the program are able to stay and practice in their own communities, providing an immense benefit to these rural areas.”

ACC has delivered the Practical Nursing program in rural rotating sites since 1999. The college also has permanent Practical Nursing programs running at its campuses in Brandon and Winnipeg. Applications for the 25-seat program in Portage la Prairie will be accepted beginning May 5, 2014; for Pine Falls starting June 2, 2014 and March 2, 2015 for Dauphin.

ACC’s two-year Practical Nursing diploma program teaches clinical nursing skills in a laboratory setting as well as applied skills in acute and extended care health facilities, personal care homes, community agencies and private homes. In the last three years, 100 per cent of graduates were employed in occupations related to their training.  

Additional information about the Practical Nursing program is available on our website.

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