Health Sciences

Health Sciences


Curriculum Day

June 16, 2016

The day started with great sadness to hear Louise Gordon, our Dean of Health Sciences, will be retiring.  Even though we wish her well in her new beginnings, we will miss her deeply.  We thank her for her voice and support in helping to get us to where we are as a department today.  It Karen #8was great that she was able to witness the SIM lab beginnings, which was very dear to her heart….

THANK YOU LOUISE!Bakery-Crafts-Image-Rainbow-Happy-Retirement






The rest of the day was spent connecting Clinical, Theory, and Skills together to see the strengths and room for improvement, as we strive to make our program the best.  We learned about initiatives other instructors are doing in their classes such as the unfolding case study testing/exercises, SIM, and flipping a classroom.  Great Work!


Great Teacher Seminar

May 26, 2016

0R4A7937Each year in mid-May, college instructors have the opportunity to participate in The Prairie Region Great Teacher Seminar. This three-day seminar provides an opportunity for instructors from a variety of disciplines and trades to learn from each other’s collective teaching experience.

This year, nursing instructors Michele Rousseau and myself (Brenda Dafoe Enns) attended the seminar held at Elkhorn Resort in Riding Mountain National Park from May 9th to 12th. The facilitators expertly guided participants in a variety of activities and discussions that allowed for the sharing of tips, techniques, and common challenges faced by college educators as we strive to promote student success. Our waistlines expanded along with our minds as we dined together and participated in group work from 0900-2100 most days.

It was fascinating to learn about the common challenges and innovative approaches being used by educators at Red River College, Assiniboine College, and University College of the North. I highly recommend other nursing instructors discover more about this valuable professional development opportunity and consider attending future events.

To read more about the Great Teacher Movement, you can visit one of several websites including this one:

Congratulations to all our BPIEN students!

April 28, 2016

IMG_3549Another successful year from the Bridging Program for Internationally Educated Nurses.

This year we had three groups of students in total; one Rural (2016) and two Regular program groups (2015/1016).

Congratulations to all our students and best of luck to our latest students on your clinical rotations!

RRC Open House

February 18, 2016

IMG_3474Red River College had their annual open house this week with two days of tours and many questions to answer.  It was great to see so many, young and old, who are looking for a future in all that RRC can offer.

The Nursing Department is proud to showcase our programs to prospective students as we look to the future of nursing.

Research and Innovation day

February 11, 2016


We’d like to thank the students, faculty, and staff who came out to enjoy the great presentations on Friday and who made this day a great success!

For those who missed out, a quick overview of the day is as follows:
-Key note speaker: Dr.William Diehl-Jones
-Guest speaker: Tammy Moran on “Empathy – Isn’t This Where you Reassure me?”
-Many great poster presentations in the SouIMG_0606th Gym
-Many photo essays and oral presentations by our students and faculty in the lecture theaters
-Great refreshments generously donated by the Manitoba Nurses IMG_0627Union in the morning and afternoon
-Other donations for our goody bags and prizes from Manitoba Nurses Union, RRC Campus Store, RRC Students Association, and the CRNM.IMG_0672

We’d also like to congratulate the following students:
Best student oral presentation: Ashley Jahns; Safe Injection Facility in Winnipeg and CarminIMG_0670a Dueck; Incivility in Nursing Education: A Twofold Problem
Best student poster presentation: Hazel Landagan; Resolving Team Disputes: Application of the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics
Best student photo essay: Kali Croswell, Alysha Gareau, Kelsey Riedle and Aniela Mora Menendez; Social Media Bullying

Happy Holidays

December 17, 2015

 Nursing Department Faculty would like to wish everyone
Winter-Season-With-Happy-Holiday-And all the Best in 2016!

Where are they now? RRC BN Graduates tell their stories: Elizabeth Jackson

September 24, 2015

rn logoElizabeth graduated with the 2015 class. Here she shares a bit about her journey through senior practicum and into the role of Registered Nurse!

I was fortunate to have successfully written the NCLEX exam on September 3rd. I now hold a casual position on the Antepartum & Gyne/Gyne Oncology unit where I completed my senior practicum – WRS5 in Women’s Hospital. I am hoping to obtain a permanent position there in the near future.

Elizabeth also offers some advice for students currently enrolled in the BN program:

Don’t compare yourself to your peers and take the time you need to relax. Do you 🙂

The RRC Nursing Public Relations committee thanks Elizabeth for her submission and would like to reinforce her message. Focus on your personal journey as a student and take time to care for yourselves. Soon you will have your own success story to share!

Congratulations Elizabeth!

Another Exciting Year!

September 10, 2015

On behalf of the Nursing department, welcome to all first year students in the various Nursing programs. Also, welcome back to all continuing students.

Keep an eye on the blog for stories, news, and information about the Nursing programs, events, and community services.
We are looking forward to another exciting year of lectures, labs, clinical practice, and research!

Nursing Week Celebration 2015

June 5, 2015

Nursing Week was celebrated at Red River College on May 15th with a successful hallway display and pizza lunch fundraiser.

RRC's Health Centre, speaks to group of students

RRC’s Health Centre, speaks to group of students

Nursing instructors, students and other departments collaborated to display information related to the field of nursing.

Relational Inquiry in Family Nursing

Relational Inquiry in Family Nursing




A big thank you to all who participated to make this annual event a success!

RRC Bookstore had a sale of Nursing merchandise

RRC Bookstore had a sale of Nursing merchandise

St Boniface’s Transformation Core Team speaks to RRC Nursing students

May 28, 2015


Members of St Boniface’s Transformation Core team came to a third year RRC Nursing Class to talk about process improvement and how this IMG_6386concept can improve patient care and potentially outcomes.

Transformation Core team members, Keith Allen, and Richard Manabat, along with Regional Director of Acute Medicine for the Interlake Eastern Health Region, Elmer Pangilinan, engaged students in an emergency room simulation activity where two teams would compete to simulate a client’s process and flow through the hospital system.

Two teams of Nursing students with roles such as triage nurse, registration clerk, bed manager, nurse, physician, lab technologist, and transport team tried to navigate sample patients through the system, without optimal planning. Their progress was timed and analyzed.

After this exercise, the students were able to look at the process overall, and work together to make improvements on process. The second time resulted in more efficiency through the system, with better patient outcomes.
This was a great learning opportunity for RRC Nursing students to see how the interdisciplinary team works together within the health care system, and how role clarification results in improved management of care.

Thank you to the St. Boniface Transformation
IMG_6383Core Team for sharing your leadership experience with RRC Nursing Students.