Assiniboine Community College is announcing another rural rotating site for its Practical Nursing diploma, in Otterburne, Manitoba. This program, in partnership with Southern Health-Santé Sud located at Providence University College, will begin in September 2022. An additional rural rotating site will be held in Morden, starting in January 2023. Both sites will have capacity for 25 students.
The addition of these rural rotating sites at Providence University College in Otterburne and in Morden follow the February announcement of Arborg, Manitoba as a rural rotating site, and the announced expansion of the college’s Portage la Prairie nursing site to welcome 35 students each year. A significant provincial investment in nursing allowed for three new rotating sites as well as the Portage La Prairie expansion.
Applications to both sites are open until May 23, 2022. All qualified applications received by the deadline will be assessed for admission. Initially, only those living within the Southern Health-Santé Sud Region will be considered for admission for the Otterburne site. For the Morden site, priority will be given to applicants who live within 150km of Morden.
The Otterburne rural rotating site will use existing Providence University College campus facilities. Morden’s site will make use of a currently vacant facility in the community.
“This is a great opportunity to continue to expand our training to this part of the province. Rural rotating nursing sites are essential to ensuring there are enough trained nurses to keep up with demand in all regions of the province. The partnership with Providence offers a great opportunity to bring training to this region and to work with Providence College to meet the needs of the region.”
– Mark Frison, President at Assiniboine