Western Technical College creates nursing program for high school students

A growing demand for nurses in the La Crosse area could be met thanks to a grant to a local college.

Western Technical College received $95,000 from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. That money will create a Certified Nursing Aid course for high school students, with more than 120 hours of instruction and 42 hours of clinical training.

“It benefits the schools because there’s a lot of districts that are looking to support the students in these courses and so for Western to be able to have these courses to support the schools is a really neat thing,” said Western Technical College K-12 Relations Specialist Tyler Ludeking.

This grant lasts until June of 2020, and Western hopes to train about 80 students until that time.

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