Sisseton Wahpeton Adds Nursing WingMay 15th, 1997 | By tcj | Category: 9-1: Honoring Our Native Knowledge, Tribal College News
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.