Assiniboine announces Practical Nursing site in Beausejour

A nursing student stand in the foreground, in the left of the frame. Behind her are training beds and equipment.

Assiniboine Community College has announced it will offer a rural rotating Practical Nursing site in Beausejour, Manitoba. The program will start in January 2025 with space for 25 students.

“We are working hard to provide access to training and learning opportunities close to home for those interested in a career in nursing,” said President of Assiniboine, Mark Frison. “Our rural rotating training sites are integral to our work to address the growing needs in healthcare. These sites also help keep learners in these communities to close the labour gaps all across the province. We look forward to bringing this opportunity to Beausejour and area students, and the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority.”

The community will host an in person information session on October 11 at 6:30 p.m. Representatives from the college will present at the session and be on-site with information about the program, admission requirements and applications.

“In today's economy, many individuals find it unmanageable to commute or relocate to urban centres to pursue education and training. By offering the opportunity to complete training close to home, the burden on students is reduced and post-secondary education becomes more accessible across Eastern Manitoba,” said Chantelle Parrott, Economic Development and Marketing Officer for the Beausejour Brokenhead Development Corporation. “Training a workforce with strong ties to the region will help employers fill the numerous job vacancies in high-demand vocations, and hiring locally grown talent increases the likelihood of long-term employee retention.”

Applications for the Beausejour site are open and will be assessed on an ongoing basis, with those living within 100 km of Beausejour and/or within the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority given priority.

“We appreciate the positive working relationships with Assiniboine Community College, the R.M. of Brokenhead and the Town of Beausejour that has resulted in creating a nursing education program in Beausejour to have the delivery of this important program brought to our health region,” said Interlake-Eastern RHA CEO Marion Ellis. “We look forward to welcoming new nursing graduates into our hospitals, personal care homes and community health programs.”

The college hosts four rural rotating Practical Nursing sites each year and has permanent Practical Nursing programs in Brandon, Winnipeg, Dauphin and Portage la Prairie.

The demand for Assiniboine nursing graduates continues to be high; 100 per cent of practical nursing graduates surveyed from the 2021-22 academic year said they had jobs, making on average more than $57,000 a year.

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