Nov 13, 2014
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The Dumont Technical Institute Practical Nursing Program in Prince Albert was invited to attend a health fair on Muskoday First Nation by Robert Brule, a senior Registered Nursing student at the University of Saskatchewan Prince Albert Campus. The health fair was arranged as a project for the community placement element in his Registered Nursing program. The purpose of the Health Fair was to present to the community ways in which our agency could contribute to the health of the community. Robert is from Île-à-la-Cross and is related to Prince Albert Practical Nursing Program graduate Shelly (Morin) Caisse.
We presented information on the Practical Nursing Program, the entrance requirements, and a quick survey of First Nations who employ Practical Nurses. Information about Gabriel Dumont Institute Training and Employment was handed out as well, along with many logoed promotional items. A draw for a bag of Dumont Technical Institute merchandise was won by a Muskoday First Nation resident. We visited with old friends and colleagues as both of us have ties to the community, and enjoyed our time at the health fair.
Many community members and students from the Muskoday School attended the career fair and there was a lot of interest in the Practical Nursing Program display. Over 30 applications were picked up. People asked questions about the Practical Nursing Program and other Dumont Technical Institute programs.
Other displays at the health fair included: information about the Canadian Cancer Society, Community Tuberculosis Programs, HIV and AIDS Programs, Healthy Eating for Children, a Child Car Seat Clinic, the Muskoday Fire Department, and Residential School Survivors Support Programs.