Articles in On The Record: Nursing

Carlos Vasquez began taking WCC classes and studying during the day while continuing to work as a full-time custodian on the midnight shift at Michigan Medicine’s University Hospital, catching a brief nap in his car before his morning classes.

WCC graduate rises from custodian to RN at University Hospital

Anita LeBlanc - October 01, 2019

It’s the same place, but a changed man working at Michigan Medicine’s University Hospital. In the rooms where he was once responsible for cleaning, polishing, vacuuming and mopping, Carlos Vasquez now cares for patients, performs diagnostic tests, administers medications, and provides emotional support to patients and their families.

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Technology in Education

Generation Z, augmented reality trigger big changes at WCC

Richard Rezler - August 21, 2019

Ten years ago, Peter Baccile, Executive Director of Online Learning, Education & Media Technology Services at Washtenaw Community College, was working in K-12 education and planning for the year 2020 by forecasting where technology would go.

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On The Record

WCC is first community college in Michigan with local chapter of national men in nursing association

Washtenaw Community College - February 15, 2019

Washtenaw Community College’s submission to have a local chapter of the American Association of Men in Nursing (AAMN) has been accepted by the organization’s national board of directors.

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tags: On The Record, Valerie Greaves, February 2019, Nursing, Men in Nursing, ousearch_News_On The Record

Already working as a nursing assistant, WCC nursing student Dwayne King has had first-hand experience dealing with some of the obstacles that face men in the nursing industry. (Photo by Kelly Gampel)

As social stigmas fade, more men pursue nursing careers

Richard Rezler - February 07, 2018

As a nursing assistant at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and a full-time student in the Washtenaw Community College nursing program, the 25-year-old has heard all the jokes and faced many of the obstacles that males in the nursing profession regularly encounter.

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