For the past year and a half, several women have been studying nursing through a unique program at Seabird Island.
They were the first students through an 18-month Practical Nursing program offered through a partnership between several organizations.
And on September 8, those 10 women celebrated their graduation, with a ceremony at Seabird Island’s gymnasium.
The program was put on in partnership with Seabird Island Health, Fraser Health, Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, Vancouver Community College and Sto:lo Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training.
The graduates will be writing their licensing exam this month. Their education included 750 classroom hours, 16 weeks of practicum in long term and acute care facilities and 144 hours of preceptorship.