RRC cuts 75 seats from nursing school

January 29, 2019

Red River College has eliminated 75 spots in its nursing school, bringing enrolment from 225 to 150. CBC states that the reduction is part of a larger array of cuts implemented by RRC in the wake of rising operating costs and reduced funding from the province in 2018. “With the approval from the province, we made a small adjustment to the number of seats [in nursing] with no HR impacts and no impact to students who are pursuing studies,” said RRC spokesperson Conor Lloyd. The Manitoba Nurses Union has expressed concerns that the cuts will exacerbate the province’s nursing shortage. CBC (MB)