Buffalo Trace Area Development District: Increased Training for Regional Advancements in Nursing (I-Train)

Posted on: October 4th, 2012 by Kate Humphrey

NADO’s 2012 Innovation Awards recognized 64 projects from 22 states for their creative approaches to regional community and economic development, including the project described below. Click here for the full list of winners.

Maysville Community and Technical College (MCTC) received a grant to address the shortage of Registered Nurses (RNs) in the region, leading to the development of the Increased Training for Regional Advancements in Nursing (I-Train) program. Through this program, MCTC hired four new instructors for night and weekend classes. The Buffalo Trace Area Development District (BTADD) provided support for the Allied Health Care Case Manager position to guide the program’s nontraditional students and
enhance their success in obtaining their credential. The case manager is a member of the BTADD staff who meets with students, facilitates workshops, coordinates tutoring, and assists with interview techniques. While traditional RN programs have a graduation rate around 50 percent, 100 percent of students in the first cohort with access to these ongoing support services completed training.

Denise Wietelmann, Director of Workforce Development: [email protected]
Amy Kennedy, Executive Director: [email protected]
606-564-6894

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