Dianne Richards entered into nurse training in 1965 and graduated in 1968. Dianne met her future husband Alphonse Gaborieau at SMHC while there were students together. Dianne continued her nursing education by completing her general training at Red River College in Winnipeg for her RN and went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at the University of Winnipeg. She returned to SMHC to work as a clinical nursing instructor within the school of psychiatric nursing and in 1989 was appointed Director of Psychiatric Nursing Education. This was a turbulent time for the school as the Provincial Government of Manitoba declared the closure of the psychiatric nursing programme at SMHC so that the future preparation and education of psychiatric nurses could take place within a university environment. Dianne continued as Director until the programme closed and the last class graduated in 1992.
Dianne L Gaborieau, nee Richards, RPN, RN, BA(psych)Director of Psychiatric Nursing Education - SMHC