March 30, 2017 | News

Partnership between Grandview Lodge, Niagara College Canada gives area resident unique opportunity

By Tamara Botting. Reprinted by permission from The Sachem/Metroland Media. Photo: Tamara Botting/Metroland Media.

A unique partnership is allowing area residents to learn how to become personal support workers without having to travel out of Haldimand County.

In November 2015, Grandview Lodge retirement home in Dunnville hosted an open house for any healthcare professionals who might be interested in working at the facility.

Also, representatives from Niagara College Canada were invited to come so they could take information back to their nursing students.

That put Grandview administrator Joanne Jackson in contact with Angela Butt, registered nurse and manager of the international nursing post graduate studies and clinical education for NCC, and from there they worked together to bring the PSW course to Grandview.

“The students still take all of the courses, but it’s condensed to two days a week in our auditorium,” Jackson explained. Also, students will do their training hours at Grandview and in the community.

“What’s nice is, people can still have a job, look after their family, etc., because classes are just two days a week,” Jackson said.

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