Twenty graduate from Mahnomen LPN program
Twenty nursing students enrolled in the Nursing Education Program with Northland Community and Technical College and White Earth Tribal and Community College completed the Licensed Practical Nurse program and received their pins during a ceremony held May 19 at the Imbamenimaag Nursing Education building in Mahnomen.
This is the first group of students coming out of the program that is the result of a unique partnership between Northland Community and Technical College and White Earth Tribal and Community College.
The nursing program in Mahnomen was established in 2006 with grants from the Minnesota State College and University system, the Bremer Foundation, and the Dakota Medical Foundation.
The Native American Nursing Education program is designed to address the needs of registered nurses in medical facilities on the White Earth Reservation and more specifically, the need for trained Native American nurses to serve the needs of the reservation population.
The program aligns with data addressing a nationwide nursing shortage.