Brandon, MB – Len Isleifson, MLA for Brandon East, is pleased to highlight a provincial investment of $19.5 million to add nursing seats across the province, including an additional 32 registered nursing and registered psychiatric nursing seats at Brandon University and 55 licensed practical nursing seats through Assiniboine Community College.
“I am pleased to announce a significant expansion of nursing education opportunities in Brandon to support our growing community,” said MLA Len Isleifson. “Our PC government is committed to working collaboratively with post-secondary institutions to expand nursing education seats and increase local access for students while supporting recruitment and retention of these graduates.”
There are currently more than 800 nursing seats in Manitoba, offered at six publicly funded post-secondary institutions across the province. In total, the province is investing $19.5 million to add 259 nursing seats across the province starting this year. The funding will support the expansion by enabling sites to invest in areas such as equipment, classroom renovations and instructors to support the additional seats.