Concerns Grow Over Coronavirus Impact on Front-Line Workers

Mar 17, 2020

MILWAUKEE - While the public shields itself from the new coronavirus, many front-line workers don't have the luxury of taking isolation measures.

These workers in Wisconsin are asking the federal government to provide more assistance. The front-line workers include the service industry as well as health care.

Nicolet Area Technical College

Nicolet College’s most recent Nursing graduates posted a 100 percent pass rate on their first attempt at the national licensing exam to become registered nurses. The national average pass rate is currently 85 percent.  Nicolet Nursing graduates historically perform above the national average, typically with 90 percent or more passing on their first attempt.

Dean of Health Occupations Candy Dailey says this shows what Nicolet College is doing is the right path...

Advocate Argues Nurses Need More Rest To Stay Effective

May 4, 2018
Air Force Medical Service

A new study is calling for a "culture change" in healthcare, to help prevent life-threatening mistakes at the nation's hospitals. It focuses on nursing, a profession facing a labor shortage that can involve stressful 12-hour shifts at odd hours.

Thirty-three area high school students recently got a jump on college and careers in health care by graduating from Nicolet College's Certified Nursing Assistant program. What's unique  is  all of the students completed the program by taking Nicolet classes  held  in their high schools. State officials and educators have been working on ways for high school students to gain technical college credits while still in high school as a way to jump-start a career.

Building Resources For New Moms

Aug 12, 2013

Mothers-to-be have a chance to learn more about breastfeeding resources. The Northwoods Breastfeeding Coalition is hosting several educational sessions this week. Cheri Nemec is a dietician who works with the Wisconsin WIC program and the Great Lakes Intertribal Council. She says a lot of moms plan to breastfeed, but may switch to formula if they start to worry about whether they’re doing it right.