Health Sciences

Health Sciences


Healthy Start for Mom and Me, I Love to Read Month

March 12, 2015

The faculty of Red River College’s Baccalaureate of Nursing Program recently met the challenge to collect gently used or new children’s reading or activity books to donate to Knox Healthy Start Program in honour of “I Love to Read Month”.I love to read delivery, feb,15

The challenge was issued by Dianne Brown (BN Curriculum Coordinator) and Luanne Hill (course leader Community Health 2). This is the second collection drive of the school year in which the Faculty of Nursing Program is supporting the Healthy Start for Mom and Me Program. As posted in a previous blog, our first drive was in November when we collected warm clothing to support the participants of the program and a third drive is planned for April when we will be collecting clothing more appropriate for Winnipeg’s warm weather (yes there is warm weather coming for Winnipeg!).

Book Drive Feb 1,15

Luanne’s course has used the Knox Healthy Start for Mom and Me Program as one their clinical sites for the past several years. Knox Church Healthy Start is run by Healthy Child Manitoba. This particular Healthy Start site is geared towards Health Promotion of new immigrant women and babies. Participants meet each week and attendance is approximately 70-90 adults at a time. They have over 17 translators on site for each of their language groups to provide interpretation of the health messages provided. The site sets up a table of give-away items including warm clothing, children’s books and toys, which is very popular. The books collected by faculty were dropped off by Susan Care (see photo) and her clinical group and were gladly received by our partners at Knox.

RRC Faculty is proud to support this valuable community resource!

2015 Health Sciences Winter Convocation

March 4, 2015

Tuesday, February 10th saw the 82 students graduate from the second graduating class of the Bachelor of Nursing program and 84 students graduate from the Health Care Aid program.  It was an exciting time for students to celebrate their achievements in front of their friends and families.

We wish the new graduates all the best in their new careers and look forward to seeing how they will be influencing nursing practice in the years to come.  Congratulations to all the RRC graduates!

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Department of Nursing Graduates seen with their apricot hoods.
Nursing Grads seated, Feb10,15


Nursing Winter Convocation 2015, Today, Feb 10th, 7:00

February 10, 2015

School of Health Sciences Convocation, 2014Convocation ceremonies for the School of Health Sciences and Community Services will be held today at the Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main Street, Winnipeg MB.

Tuesday, Feb 10th at 7:00pm

Tickets are not required. If you are not able to attend, the ceremony will be streamed live online. Just click on the link below:
Winter Convocation

Former RRC grad on cover of CRNM publication

February 5, 2015

She may look familiar to you! Check out the following link to see former RRC Nursing Graduate and Gold Medal winner, Heather Day on the cover of CRNM’s most recent publication, the winter 2015 issue of NurseLink.  Heather talks about her current role in the STI/HIV prevention team at Nine Circles Community Health Centre.

Christmas Hamper donation

January 15, 2015

This year saw another generous donation by the Nursing Department to the Red River College’s “Feed a Student Christmas Hamper Donation Drive”.

The generous donations were made into hampers for 2 families which included ten people. There were nine jam packed boxes of food, goodies and gifts delivered to the Student Association on behalf of the Nursing Department.

Participating in this ongoing service to the community of RRC is always a great start to the Holiday Season for the RRC Nursing Department. Happy Holidays and the very best in the New Year from the RRC Nursing Department!

Celebrating Excellence Awards

November 21, 2014

Red River College Nursing Program Awards Presentation 2014

Congratulations To This Years Award Winners

Jean Burrows Scholarship  – Erin Conway : Jean Burrows was the Nursing Dept. Chair from ErinConway,141974 to 1998 and upon her retirement this scholarship was created for a 1st year student recognizing their outstanding academic achievement.




Wiley Scholarship – Erin Dahl, Jake Manliguez : This award is generously donated by Wiley Erin,Jake,Whiley,14& Sons Publishing, the publisher of the A & P textbook awarded for academic excellence achieved to BN students upon completion of Human Anatomy and Physiology course.





Nursing Students Endowment ScholarshipCandice Plett, Lindsay Motriuk,
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This award was established from students who in 1997, each student as part of their tuition fees contributed to this endowment fund.  In 2001, a portion of this money was dedicated to the creation of these awards.  The class of 2002 also made a sizeable contribution from their own fundraising efforts.

Bernice Parrott Award – Stephanie Labossiere, Angelina Hartwell :
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This award was established to provide financial assistance to a deserving student after term six in the BN program to recognize their hard work and efforts.



Nursing Legacy Award – Brent Campbell, Krista Delaquis, Kim Speiss, Nicole Badger,

 BrentCampbellKristaDel,14KimSpeissNicoleBadgerAprilGrahChristineWallaceChrintineRobidouxAshAlApril Graham, Cristine Wallace, Christine Robidoux, Ashley Alonius: This award recognizes outstanding clinical performance of students.








Thorey Johnson Nursing AwardKenton Nickerson : In honour of their mother, Mrs. KentonNJohnson’s daughters have established this scholarship for a nursing student who has expressed a special interest in rural nursing practice.




Nursing Leadership Award – LaDawn Dyck, April Graham :
This award is for deserving students who have gone above and beyond in support and leadership of their peers.  Established by the awards committee, with nominations from faculty and peers.

Discipline of Professional Nursing Award – Danielle Saltel, Mary Darlene Jackson, Alisha MacMillan : These awards are presented students for their outstanding achievement in the DanielSaltelMAryAlishaMcMcourses of Discipline of Professional Nursing 1-5.



Mary Langhan Nursing Award – Courtney Taylorson, Vicky Hildebrand : This award is CourtenyTaylorson VickyHildebrandpresented to two 3rd year students who have demonstrated a high level of skill in the clinical setting and have expressed a special interest in obstetrics and gynecology.


Community Service Award – Cynthia Chartrand, Elyssia Prell :
This award is presented to a second and a third year student who has volunteered for a community agency while maintaining sound academic achievement.



Karen Wall Aboriginal Nursing Student Award – Melissa Kehler :
This award is presented to a 3rd year student of Canadian Aboriginal heritage who has achieved academic success in the BN program, and has demonstrated leadership within the Aboriginal community.




*Aknowledgement goes out to all of the hard work of the Awards Committee members who continue to make this event  an honourable tradition every year*

A Healthy Partnership

November 14, 2014

Student and Faculty in Community Service

Davorka, Luanne and Nancy at Knox Healthy Start Program

Davorka, Luanne and Nancy at Knox Healthy Start Program

The nursing program and Community Clinical Course for Perinatal & Growing Family Health, has been in partnership with Healthy Start for Mom and Me for the past several years. Knox Church Healthy Start is run by Healthy Child Manitoba and has been a clinical site for 3rd year students. The Healthy Start Program is geared towards Health Promotion of new immigrant women and babies. Participants meet each week and attendance is approximately 70-90 adults at a time. They have over 17 translators on site for each of their language groups to provide interpretation of the health messages provided. The site sets up a table of give-away items including warm clothing, children’s books and toys, which is very popular.

In the spirit of community service, the RRC Nursing faculty conducted a warm clothing drive to support the participants of the Knox Church Healthy Start program. The faculty and staff brought forward an amazing collection of cozy items to donate. The generosity of the nursing department overwhelmed the staff at the program. The faculty received a lovely thank you note from Know HealthyStart in response to the generous donations.

Dianne Brown with donations

Dianne Brown with donations

The faculty hope to have a second drive in February when the students return again. The plan is to support “I Love to Read Month”. We will be collecting new and used children’s books. Anyone with a book they would like to donate contact Dianne Brown and/or Luanne Hill. A third drive in April will be to collect clothing that is for warmer weather.

As part of their clinical experience, nursing students attend Knox Church Healthy Start for a experiential day each term and they will plan for a second occasion for a student led Health Fair a month later. On the first visit, students focus on assessing the learning needs and conversing with participants and staff. The second visit is a Health Fair Day where the students hold presentations focusing on a Health topic chosen by agency staff. Door prizes are drawn at the end to provide added incentive for participating at the Health Fair.

RRC BN Gold Medal Winner

October 22, 2014








Pictured here is Ashley Alonius, receiving the distinguished Nursing Gold Medal for Excellence from the president of CRNM, Pat Benjaminson. The prestigious award for highest academic achievement in the BN program at Red River College was handed out at the recent College Graduation. Also pictured    is Ashley receiving her rose at the pinning ceremony.

Congratulations Ashley on your achievement! We wish you all the best as you embark on your exciting new career.