Assiniboine hosting open house for the Practical Nursing and CHCA programs in Brandon

February 26, 2024 | Community News

Assiniboine Community College is encouraging community members, future students and families to join the college at an Open House for the Practical Nursing and Comprehensive Health Care Aide (CHCA) programs, February 28th at 6:30 p.m. at the Victoria Ave. East campus.

Guests are invited to chat with instructors, take a tour of the labs, talk with recruitment and financial aide team members, and explore the requirements and important information for the Practical Nursing and CHCA programs.

“The event is for anyone thinking about attending the Practical Nursing and Comprehensive Health Care Aide programs in Brandon, whether that be directly from high school, transferring from another institution or entering the post-secondary environment as a mature student,” said Suzanne Nicolas, Dean of the Practical Nursing program. “Nothing compares to getting people on campus and exploring the programs to get a real sense of what we can offer students.”

Health care related programs are the largest programs of study at Assiniboine. The demand for both Practical Nurses and Health Care Aides is high with 100 percent of Practical Nursing graduates surveyed from the 2021-22 academic year reporting that they have jobs following graduation earning an average salary of more than $57,000 per year.

College staff will be available to answer any questions you may have, take students through the admission requirements, financial aid opportunities, learning support services, and events and amenities on campus

To register for the event, visit or contact

About Assiniboine Community College

Assiniboine Community College has been providing exceptional learning experiences for more than 60 years, offering unparalleled learning environments and responding to the demands and requirements of the Manitoba labour market. Following the philosophy of “learn by doing,” programs combine theory with hands-on learning inside classrooms, labs, kitchens, shops, fields and the college’s Sustainable Greenhouse.

Assiniboine offers more than 60 certificate, diploma and post-graduate programs across a variety of disciplines including culinary arts and hospitality, business, agriculture and environment, health and human services, and trades and technology. The college also delivers apprenticeship programming in a range of skilled trades disciplines.

The college welcomed more than 3,700 full-time and 6,000 part-time students last year. With campuses in Brandon, Dauphin, Winnipeg and Portage la Prairie, Assiniboine provides comprehensive educational opportunities throughout Manitoba. The college also partners with many communities and organizations across the province to deliver customized education and training. Assiniboine’s annual provincial economic impact is $612 million. In the most recent survey of graduates, nine months after graduation, 94 per cent were employed, with 92 per cent remaining in Manitoba.

Assiniboine Community College campuses are located on the traditional territories of Treaty No. 1 and Treaty No. 2, the shared traditional lands of Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Dene and Anishinabek/Ojibwe peoples, and the homeland of the Red River Métis. We acknowledge their welcome to the students who seek knowledge here.

For more information, please contact:
Shaun Cameron
Communications Specialist
Assiniboine Community College
204.725.8700 ext. 6617