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Regional Nursing Summits Bridging the Gaps in Pre-Licensure RN Clinical Education Capacity

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3rd Edition of Exploring Health Careers: What Do You Want To Be?

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Men in Nursing Conference - Fall 2017 Outcomes

"Strength Through Diversity" This year's statewide Men in Nursing Conference was a great success! Themed "Strength Through Diversity", the conference boasted 218 attendees. This annual event continues to grow, both in popularity and size. Held at the Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove, November 3-4, 2017, attendees were treated to numerous empowering sessions, including…

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The Other End of the Stethoscope

Marcus Engel, M.S., CSP Speaks from experience in an unforgettable tribute to healthcare professionals that provides insight and strategies for excellent patient care. After being blinded and severely injured by a drunk driver, Marcus overcame unimaginable obstacles to reclaim his life. His inspirational story ignites a passion in professionls in the medical…

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Grossmont College’s Single Subject Pilot Project - Helping Internationally-Trained Nurses to Succeed in CA

Internationally-trained nurses face a difficult barrier to obtaining their license to practice in California. Many nursing courses are comprised of both classroom instruction and clinical practice in a healthcare setting. The California Board of Registered Nursing requires that both components take place concurrently. In some nursing schools overseas, they are offered…

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“Grow Your Own” Video Documentary

Discover how Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta, a rural hospital in far northern California, met its workforce needs by investing in existing employees. The video is also available on YouTube, reference Mercy Mt. Shasta.

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HWI Innovations in Health Occupations Education Conference

The Innovations in Health Occupations Education Conference was a great success in sharing teaching methodologies using technology and hands-on training for student engagement and increase learning outcomes. The over 140 attendees were grateful for the opportunity to explore tools to change their delivery to the millennial student population, but also maintain…

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Hot off the presses

Attached please find the California Community Colleges Guidebook to developing a successful Faculty Externship Program. This user-friendly guide provides a general framework with sample templates for the design of a Faculty Externship Program including logistical considerations, recruiting and management of participants (HWI - Inland Empire 1070 project, with assistance from the…

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Hi-Touch Healthcare: The Critical Six Soft Skills  

Soft skills are central to patient-centered care regardless of an employee’s position within healthcare. The California Hospital Association, the Health Workforce Initiative (HWI) Statewide Industry Advisory Committee, the Statewide Sector Navigator, and the Regional Deputy Sector Navigators (DSN’s) have recognized this need and subsequently requested that there be increased attention to…

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