Sisseton Wahpeton Adds Nursing Wing

May 15th, 1997 | By | Category: 9-1: Honoring Our Native Knowledge, Tribal College News

Celebrating the Sisseton Wahpeton Community College nursing department addition are Harold Hill, contractor for the addition; Eleanor Falkingham, assistant nursing director; and Dr. John Derby, president of SWCC.

Sisseton Wahpeton Community College in South Dakota has completed a 24 foot by 60 foot nursing addition to their college. The project began two years ago with the approval of a W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant of $60,000. Nursing students and the nursing department will now be under the same roof as the rest of the college. The addition includes a fully equipped lab so students can learn and work in a real life instead of simulated atmosphere. The new department is approximately twice the size of the old nursing department and includes a learning lab and student lounge area.

The total cost of the projects was $75,000. The Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe loaned the remaining funds to the college. Students were previously taught in a separate building, which was at one time a day care center. The lab was across the street in an old house.

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