In the Kentucky Appalachians, there are two special kinds of people who hold an almost revered status in the community: coal miners and veterans. Zelma Watson, a registered nurse and home health clinical manager for Pikeville Medical Center, is entrusted with the care of these special hometown heroes through programs administered by the United Mine Workers of America and the Department of Veterans Affairs. With 48 employees under her charge, Zelma shoulders a great deal of professional responsibility to go along with her other full-time job as a mom.
“I always wanted to continue my education and obtain my BSN,” Zelma said. “It just seemed like every time I got ready to start it was a hassle.” She spoke of byzantine enrollment processes at other schools she investigated, adding to the challenges of juggling work and family responsibilities. Then a co-worker told her about American National University’s online RN-to-BSN program.
November 21, 2017 – Arlington, Va. – Today, Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of Career Education Colleges and Universities, submitted a letter to the Department of Education in support of the department’s proposed further delay of the borrower defense rule as published on October 24, 2017. In the letter, Gunderson encouraged the department to delay the rule until 2019.
November 13, 2017 - Arlington, Virginia - As the first round of negotiated rulemaking under the Trump Administration convenes later this morning, Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) called for a balanced set of new rules. Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of CECU, issued the following statement:
November 3, 2017 – Arlington, Va. – This month the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 6.5 million Americans are unemployed, while at the same time 6.1 million jobs remain unfilled in America. This crisis exists because employers demand “job-ready” employees and prospective employees are simply not able to bridge the skills gap without appropriate career education and training. This shortage of skills will become evident in many key professions essential to our nation’s economic and personal health.