Nursing career goal leads SWOCC student home

Anne Matthews News

Mandy McCaffree’s life changed with one email. “Congratulations! … you have been Provisionally Accepted into the Fall 2020 Nursing Program” Sometimes life takes you in a circle that ultimately brings you home. McCaffree’s story started long before she enrolled in SWOCC’s nursing program. Having grown up in North Bend, she worked as a certified nursing assistant for many years. She …

Hospitals help student nurses graduate early

Elise Hamner 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 …