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Nursing careers for high schools students? One step closer thanks to grant

Mar 22, 2013 -- 6:30am


With the expansion of its nursing curriculum, the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center  will become the first school in Missouri to offer high school seniors early access to its practical nursing program.  Missouri Representative for House District 147 Kathy Swan tells KZIM-KSIM that she has high hopes for the program.  Swan says she applauds CTC Director Rich Payne and the Cape School District Administration for seeking the grant from the Missouri Department of Economic Development administered by the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The program, scheduled to begin in August, will allow qualified seniors from high schools that send students to the center to enroll in the first year of a two-year practical nursing program. For more information visit

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