Nursing Program Alumnae Get Back to Educational Roots

Selkirk College Provides Early Foundation for Educators


Returning to the classrooms where they received the foundation of their education, a trio of Selkirk College Nursing Program alumnae are now helping foster the next generation of health care professionals.

Alyssa Franklin, Katrina Verschoor and Jocelyn Schroeder are three recent additions to the faculty in the Nursing Program based out of the Castlegar Campus. Students who study in the program take all four years of their education at Selkirk College and through a vital partnership ultimately earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Victoria.

New Nursing Instructors

Three of Selkirk College’s newest instructors, (L-R) Jocelyn Schroeder, Alyssa Franklin and Katrina Verschoor will help mentor students in the four-year Nursing Program based out of the Castlegar Campus. The trio are all Selkirk College alumna and are focused on helping learners achieve their goals in the health care field.

All three were raised in the West Kootenay and chose Selkirk College as the educational entry into the profession. After extensive and varied career experience, the new instructors are eager to enter the classroom and help learners explore the fascinating career.

“Sometimes it takes one special teacher to change a life, but for me it was several,” says Verschoor, who grew up just outside of Salmo and graduated from Selkirk College’s RN Diploma Program in 1992. “I am thankful that my career has allowed me to discover my passion for teaching and learning. My greatest hope is that I can give another person the encouragement and guidance they need to find their passion too.”

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