BROWNING — Blackfeet Community College is adding a registered nursing program to its offerings.
Ten students recently completed the licensed practical nursing program that began last fall, and several have signed up for the 15 spots in the new RN program.
The community college has offered pre-nursing coursework for its students, but in the past students had to go to universities in other communities or some two-year schools such as Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell or Salish Kootenai College in Pablo to get licensed.
BCC President Bonnie Kipp says the program is being funded through a $2.8 million federal grant that helps students with tuition, books and other support, if needed.
The LPN and RN programs are accredited by the Montana Board of Nursing.