News NIC hosting nursing information session SHARE ON: Jon Gauthier, staff Monday, Jan. 13th, 2020 NIC Practical Nursing diploma alumni Marissa Hunter practices her skills in the simulation lab at the Port Alberni campus. The Practical Nursing diploma runs at both NIC’s Port Alberni and Campbell River.(Photo Supplied by North Island College) If you’re interested in being a nurse, North Island College is hosting an information session for its Practical Nursing program later this month. It will include a demonstration of the new Interactive TV classes, a chance to meet the faculty, ask questions and learn more about the opportunities and roles of practical nurses in the health care system. NIC’s department chair for Practical Nursing, Barb McPherson says it’s an exciting time to enter the field. “The scope of practice for LPN’s continues to grow as we look for new and innovative ways to meet the health care needs in our communities. LPN’s are a crucial part of health care teams and get to work in a variety of settings. You can really make your practice your own.” North Island College says it recently increased the accessibility of its Practical Nursing program, with seats now available in both Port Alberni and Campbell River annually, rather than alternating between the two communities. The information session is free, but those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. The session is taking place Monday, January 27th from 5:30-6:30pm at the NIC campus’ in Campbell River and Port Alberni.