Feb 13, 2015

Pathway to Nursing in Pine River

Beginning in January, Central Lakes College began offer nursing classes at a new satellite location in Pine River. The spring semester 2015 classes began on January 13. The classes offered at the Pine River site are Nursing Assistant Class - 3 Credits and the Home Health Aide Class - 1 Credit .

A designated scholarship fund was created for any student taking classes at the Pine River site. 

Upon completion of either the Nursing Assistant Class or the Home Health Aide class, students are eligible to take the MN State Competency Evaluation. After passing the Competency Evaluation, candidates will be placed on the MN State Registry as a Nursing Assistant and/or Home Health Aide.

Classes are being held at the NEW Central Lakes College satellite location at 980 Front Street North, Pine River, MN. 

This project was made possible by the cooperation of the Pine River-Backus School District, Central Lakes College, and generous public and private donations. 

(Left to Right)
Jenny Holden - CLC Nursing Instructor
Peggy Rider - CLC Interim Director of Practical Nursing
Kris Jandl - CLC Nursing Instructor
Cathy Bettino - Pine River-Backus Schools Superintendent 
Larry Lundblad - CLC President
Char Kinzer - Crow Wing Power (Donor)
Gail Leverson - Cass County Economic Development Corp. (Donor)
Katy Botz - Pine River-Backus School Board (Donor)
Not pictured - Travis Kelly (Donor)