50 Years of Nursing

50 Years of Nursing

June 12, 2017

An article from the Summer 2017 Issue of the Anoka-Ramsey Community Newsletter

Community Newsletter

Anoka-Ramsey Nursing Program Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Nursing at Anoka-Ramsey Community College consistently ranks at the top of Minnesota’s Nursing programs. The program offers both clinical and classroom experience to students. Since its inception in 1967, the Nursing program has graduated more than 3,000 students. Two special events will be held to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Nursing program, including a dinner on Thursday, Sept. 21, on the Coon Rapids Campus, and a daytime event on Saturday, April 21, on the Cambridge Campus.

Turning the Tassel

On May 1, 2017, the first students to complete the Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE)
program from Anoka-Ramsey Community College walked during commencement, turning their tassels. They
graduated from Metropolitan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

The MANE program brings together community colleges and universities to increase access to a baccalaureate degree for nursing students in Minnesota. MANE offers a comprehensive four-year curriculum designed to answer the growing demand for highly-educated nurses in the workforce. Anoka-Ramsey
joined the program in 2014, producing its first graduating class this year.

“Watching our amazing and dedicated students achieve their goal and move on with a promising future touches my heart and makes me extremely proud of them,” says Anoka-Ramsey Dean of Nursing Sandra Kohler. “Knowing what this program can do for students and how it changes lives, motivates me to strive to make the program even better for the next graduating class.”

50th Anniversary: 1967 to 2017