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PATHWAYS to SUCCESS REGISTRATION NOW OPEN ANSWERING THE CALL UNM-Taos nursing program touches many lives By Scott Gerdes They have a caring nature. Emoathy and brav degree in collaboration with the University of ery come natoralily to them They ae detailed New Mesico in that way, students can get their Take classes organized adaptatie, and have the mental and chelorsin faos without havng to move to while staying home physical endurance of a professional ahiene Albuguergue They are nurses. in no other time in recent memory have nurses al over the world been Most nursing students choose to take the bachelor's degree path Anda maority of them stay in Taon after they graduate, say Temporary Nurse Aide program more needed and acpreciated than now. But even before COVID-19 turned ouroris Melissa Offenhartz. HA. RN. UNo Taos nursing upuide down, UN-Taos was proparing nursing program director and Hlealth Sciences Deport. students for a career of helping peoele. UNM ment char "They're looking for a viabie career Taos' nationaly acredited program offers a that pays well and contributes to the To help fill an urgent need for nurse aldes in the state, UNM- two-year associate and a fout-year bachelors community Taos created a one-credit course that couples the American Health Care Association's 8-hour online course and on-the-job training with wraparound support services (help for the course, tutoring, study skills, etc.), to help current CNA students - those who weren't able to complete their clinical training - get jobs during the pandemic, as well as offer it to anyone community in this capacity. It's being offered now through the summer, and likely fall semester, as an "open enrollment" class, which means students can enter and exit at any time. registered who wants to work in the Donation of PPE "When this whole thing (pandemio broke loose, Holy Cross was planning for potentally colleagues that are working on the front lines having more patients than they would nomally taking care of patients Ofenhartz expreses and wondering how would they meet that "We ane ansious to join them and when our demand" Ofenhartr ays. The hospital was in students graduate, we are anious for them to major need of personal protection equoment oin the ranks. in the meantime, we'ne beaching (PPE) We donated everything we had gloves and preparng the future nurses. They need our Solidarity We feel the solidarty with our nuse masks, gowns hand saner pport To further helo Holy Cross Medical Cencer feel better prepared, the nursing program lert hospital beds, wheel chairs, tables, N pumps and poles from simulation rooms SUPPORTING OUR STUDENTS ONLINE "During this unevpected time. feeling suocort is essertal to our well-being, not only as a student but as a community. Id like to express my gratitude for the leadership UNM Taos continues to ehbit "As the pandemic transformed our lives, UNM-Taos provided imme- date care not only educationaly but also emotionaly. Checking in with people by phone, making sure there was internet, training staff and instruc- cors. feible deadines, solid support, and timely resources Heather Lynn Sparow Register early for an opportunity to save on your education. Call 575.737.6215 or visit taos.unm.edu WIN $100 For full schedule of classes visit schedule.unm.edu Students who register for classes betore June 15" conld win B100 towarda their books or tuitisn NM TAOS Call 575737.621s for eligibility PATHWAYS to SUCCESS REGISTRATION NOW OPEN ANSWERING THE CALL UNM-Taos nursing program touches many lives By Scott Gerdes They have a caring nature. Emoathy and brav degree in collaboration with the University of ery come natoralily to them They ae detailed New Mesico in that way, students can get their Take classes organized adaptatie, and have the mental and chelorsin faos without havng to move to while staying home physical endurance of a professional ahiene Albuguergue They are nurses. in no other time in recent memory have nurses al over the world been Most nursing students choose to take the bachelor's degree path Anda maority of them stay in Taon after they graduate, say Temporary Nurse Aide program more needed and acpreciated than now. But even before COVID-19 turned ouroris Melissa Offenhartz. HA. RN. UNo Taos nursing upuide down, UN-Taos was proparing nursing program director and Hlealth Sciences Deport. students for a career of helping peoele. UNM ment char "They're looking for a viabie career Taos' nationaly acredited program offers a that pays well and contributes to the To help fill an urgent need for nurse aldes in the state, UNM- two-year associate and a fout-year bachelors community Taos created a one-credit course that couples the American Health Care Association's 8-hour online course and on-the-job training with wraparound support services (help for the course, tutoring, study skills, etc.), to help current CNA students - those who weren't able to complete their clinical training - get jobs during the pandemic, as well as offer it to anyone community in this capacity. It's being offered now through the summer, and likely fall semester, as an "open enrollment" class, which means students can enter and exit at any time. registered who wants to work in the Donation of PPE "When this whole thing (pandemio broke loose, Holy Cross was planning for potentally colleagues that are working on the front lines having more patients than they would nomally taking care of patients Ofenhartz expreses and wondering how would they meet that "We ane ansious to join them and when our demand" Ofenhartr ays. The hospital was in students graduate, we are anious for them to major need of personal protection equoment oin the ranks. in the meantime, we'ne beaching (PPE) We donated everything we had gloves and preparng the future nurses. They need our Solidarity We feel the solidarty with our nuse masks, gowns hand saner pport To further helo Holy Cross Medical Cencer feel better prepared, the nursing program lert hospital beds, wheel chairs, tables, N pumps and poles from simulation rooms SUPPORTING OUR STUDENTS ONLINE "During this unevpected time. feeling suocort is essertal to our well-being, not only as a student but as a community. Id like to express my gratitude for the leadership UNM Taos continues to ehbit "As the pandemic transformed our lives, UNM-Taos provided imme- date care not only educationaly but also emotionaly. Checking in with people by phone, making sure there was internet, training staff and instruc- cors. feible deadines, solid support, and timely resources Heather Lynn Sparow Register early for an opportunity to save on your education. Call 575.737.6215 or visit taos.unm.edu WIN $100 For full schedule of classes visit schedule.unm.edu Students who register for classes betore June 15" conld win B100 towarda their books or tuitisn NM TAOS Call 575737.621s for eligibility