Thirteen Cass Lake-Bena high school students have completed a nursing assistant course taught by Northwest Technical College faculty. The course was offered as part of the Sanford CARES partnership, which launched in June 2019. Sanford CARES, which stands for Collaborative Alliance for Regional Healthcare Educational Services, aims to address the Bemidji community’s continued need for skilled health care employees through a partnership between Bemidji High School, NTC, Bemidji State University and Sanford Health.
The nursing programs at Northwest Technical College have received full accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The commission granted accreditation to NTC’s practical nursing diploma and its associate of science degree nursing programs
Northwest Technical College and Bemidji State University welcomed high school students interested in exploring health care careers and education pathways to a four-day Scrubs Camp from June 10–13.