MAYSVILLE, KY- Great things are happening with the Maysville Community and Technical College nursing program. The College was selected as a recipient of a Department of Labor ARRA three-year grant on March 1st, 2010 to expand the already existing nursing program by adding a nights and weekends program. The project is titled I-TRAIN, which stands for Increased Training for Regional Advancements in Nursing.

This money has already enabled the college to do so many wonderful things, explains Dr. Ed Story, President. We have hired 3 highly qualified nursing instructors, a Project Director and have partnered with the TENCO Workforce Investment Area to hire a Case Manager to assist the students. To date, we have awarded nearly $50,000 in scholarships and currently have over 50 students going through the nights and weekends program.

Not only has the grant funding allowed for the creation of more jobs, it is going to enable MCTC to produce an increased, highly skilled nursing workforce. We are preparing to install clinical simulation equipment on our Maysville and Licking Valley Campus. This will give our students real world exposure in a virtual setting and make a tremendous difference their learning experiences, claims Story.

For more information on the Maysville Community and Technical College nights and weekends nursing program, contact Health Science Division Chair, Debbie Nolder at 606-759-7141, ext. 66253.