Southwestern Foundation Hosts a “Celebration of Nursing” Open House Nov. 16

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The Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation and the College’s Department of Nursing invite all nurses in the local community to an open house on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event, “A Celebration of Nursing,” will take place in the nursing wing of Southwestern’s new Umpqua Hall. Current faculty and students will provide tours of …

Providing nurses for Curry County

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Laura Middleton goes from nursing student, to nurse, to nurse educator Laura Middleton, RN and House Supervisor at Curry General Hospital, wore a lot of different hats before becoming a nurse. Waitressing, real estate, and EMT work all kept her afloat until the timing was right to enter the nursing program at Southwestern. As a single mom attending nursing school, …

Hospitals help student nurses graduate early

Elise Hamner Curry Campus, News, Student Success

On the Front Line Southwestern doubled enrollment in its nursing program this year to help health care providers meet a growing demand for workers. It was a race to meet hospital and clinic needs and be ready to expand the program into the new soon-to-open Health & Science Technology Building. Then came COVID-19. It brewed into a perfect storm. With …