Lutheran House of the Good Shepherd / LRSC enter into apprenticeship agreement

DEVILS LAKE – The Nursing Program and the Learning Program at Lake Region State College (LRSC) have collaborated to create a Nursing Learning Program. This program is designed to meet the workforce needs in North Dakota.

In early 2021, the North Dakota Board of Nursing endorsed Nursing Apprentices as an innovative educational model / approach.

In June, the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford became the first healthcare facility to sign a learning agreement with Lake Region State College.

“I am very happy to be working with LRSC on the new LPN learning program. Our institution has many employees who have great potential to advance in their roles here at LHGS and this program will allow them to easily and easily continue their education while working, ”said Peggy Dockter, Director of Nursing at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd. .

In the LRSC learning model, the student can “earn while learning,” said Julie Traynor, director of the Dakota Nursing Program.

“Many community college students have to work while they are in school,” said Karen Clementich, director of the nursing program at LRSC.

Apprenticeship has ground rules agreed with the employer which provide a structured salary, fixed step increases and the possibility of continuous employment upon completion of the apprenticeship.

The combination of academic program and learning requirements (on-the-job learning, mentoring relationship with a nurse and possibly a certificate of completion from the Ministry of Labor) provides a rigorous and solid foundation that socializes students to the nursing profession and prepares them for in-demand and challenging careers.

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Lake Region State College offers degrees in Practical Nursing and Associate Nursing (2 years RN). Graduates of the LRSC nursing program can also pursue their bachelor’s degree (BSN). LRSC also offers certified nursing education. The college also has a paramedic to nurse program and recently added apprenticeship nursing programs.

Applications are currently being accepted for fall 2021.

Nursing is a wonderful career with high demand for employment across the region, state and nation.

Lake Region State College’s Licensed Practical Nursing Program provides the knowledge and skills you need to embark on a challenging career in nursing. Once accepted into the program, you will benefit from classroom study and supervised experience in patient care in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, acute care centers, nursing homes. long-term care, home care agencies and clinics. During the eleven-month certificate program, you will learn practical nursing skills under the supervision of a registered nurse.

Graduates who meet the criteria for continuation can continue their education in the Associate Graduate Nurse (ADN) program at Lake Region State College or transfer a large portion of their credits to undergraduate programs at other higher education institutions. .

For more information, visit or call the LRSC registration desk at (701) 662-1514.

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