Bay Mills Nursing Program Approved

Aug 15th, 1997 | By | Category: 9-2: Re-envisioning Indian Education, Tribal College News

The Michigan State Board of Nursing has granted Bay Mills Community College authority to begin a practical nursing program at its campus in Brimley, Mich. The program has two stages, according to Carol Franklin, RN, BSN, the director of nursing education at the tribal college. Five courses in pre-nursing are required. Afterwards, students must be accepted for the nursing program, which is three semesters long.

The curriculum will include cultural considerations, such as herbal medicines. Each semester, students will get hands-on experience in a variety of health care settings, including long-term care homes, hospitals, and home health, according to an article in Win Awenen Nisitotung. Students will graduate with a Practical Nursing Certificate that could lead to a bachelor of science degree in nursing.

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