BUSINESS JOURNAL: Handling The Demands Of Health Care

Local Programs Aim To Meet Growing Workforce Needs

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Posted: September 25, 2013

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LPN1 students Caitlyn Cupp, Nicole Mueller and Natasha Burroughs take part in an exercise on proper removal of rubber gloves during a class at Massanutten Technical Center on Sept. 12. Photo by Michael Reilly / DN-R.
Brandi Harper, a teacher at Massanutten Technical Center, assists Katie Jett during a class on therapeutic communication with patients on Sept. 12. Local educational programs, from high school courses all the way to doctoral curricula, provide the foundation upon which to develop this burgeoning workforce in the Shenandoah Valley. Photo by Michael Reilly / DN-R.
Tiara Coleman, an LPN1 student, goes through an exercise on the proper way to remove her gown during class at Massanutten Technical Center on Sept. 12. Area students can begin their nursing education while in high school at MTC and eventually earn a doctorate from James Madison University — all without ever leaving the Valley. Photo by Michael Reilly / DN-R.
MTC students check their hands under an ultraviolet blacklight for contamination by using a cream that shows up under the light if not properly washed off. Photo by Michael Reilly / DN-R.
Editor's note: This story initially reported incorrect information about James Madison University's nursing programs. The university will continue to offer its nurse practitioner education in…

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