Kearney CCC students show area hospitals how their programs prepare them for long-term care

KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The Kearney Central Community College campus welcomed hospitals and nursing homes Thursday to show off their programs. Officials were there to look into the possibility of recruiting some of the CCC students.

Hospitals in central Nebraska are working closely with CCC to find nurses and medical professionals who are trained in long-term care. (KSNB)

Many hospitals and living facilities in Lexington, Holdrege, and Kearney are working closely with the school to help find people jobs. The programs have really grown at the Kearney campus and now CCC is making courses more accessible.

“I think some of the biggest opportunities are the ability to telecommute with other campuses and other professors so maybe make that travel decrease in time,” Lexington Regional Health Center Human Resource Director Jill Denker said.

With the aging Nebraskan population, hospital officials said they need to find people with the proper training. Always be looking for new programs that could benefit their current staff.

“Everything we are hearing is that the demand is continuing and we want to make sure that we are able to keep up with that demand,” Kearney CCC Administrator Kelly Christensen said. “So today is both an awareness of what employers are needing and making sure employers know what we have available for them.”

Officials also looked at the programs for their staff to partake in. They said there is always something to learn to better their care giving. College administrators also talked about scholarships and programs for future students to utilize.