Created: 02/23/2014 11:28 PM KAALtv.com
(ABC 6 News) -- Riverland nursing students can now co-enroll to get a bacherlor's degree through the MANE Program.
MANE stands for Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education.
The opportunity for a bachelor's is something not offered by any other school within the college.
Students coming into the Associate's Degree Nursing Program are also co-enrolled at Metropolitan State University.
According to Riverland Community College, at the end of five semesters, they can take the state board examination for licensure, work as a registered nurse.
Doctor Nancy Genelin says this will provide students with more opportunities for employment.
LOCAL LIBRARIES RECEIVE GRANT MONEY FROM MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The public library in Albert Lea will soon be more handicap accessible.
The Minnesota Department of Education granted $200,000 to the library.
It's a part of a program that's helping dozens of public libraries in the state to improve accessibility.
The money can also be used for general renovation or expansion of buildings and other accessibility projects.
Libraries from the following towns and cities in the area also received grant money from this program: Harmony, Mabel, St. Charles, Stewartville, Wabasha, Rochester, Red Wing and Owatonna.