Mid-State Technical College celebrates nursing milestone

May 3, 2012

From wsau.com: “MSTC celebrates nursing milestone” — WISCONSIN RAPIDS – A nursing program that has trained the people who may take your vital signs or draw your blood when you go to the doctor’s office is celebrating 1,000 graduates.

The program at Mid-State Technical College began as a partnership with Waukesha County Technical College for the first two years. Mid-State enrolled its first students in 1991. The program saw its biggest growth between 2001 and 2005.

“It’s a milestone not only for the students, the faculty, but it’s also for our whole community,” said associate nursing dean Mary Moss.

The school will hold a public celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. in the A building on the Wisconsin Rapids campus. There will be brief presentation at 5:30 p.m. Nursing students and faculty will show off a simulated mannequin they train on and other equipment they use in the progrm.

“Our graduates of this program have directly impacted health care here in central Wisconsin,” said faculty member Linda Olsen.

More than 90 percent of the nursing graduates work within 60 miles of the Mid-State district.

The school’s student nurses association is asking you to bring a can of food to the celebration. All donations will be given to a local food pantry.

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