Providing nurses for Curry County

webmaster Curry Campus, News

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 …