Nursing shortage not felt locally

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MCT Illustration By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico health care officials said the region is not as impacted by a state-wide nursing shortage because of the availability of new nurses from local colleges. A University of New Mexico study revealed the state is about to lose 5,000 nurses it might not be […]

New Mexico First hosting nursing forum

CNJ staff New Mexico First will hold a forum to brainstorm for ideas on how to build a stronger nursing workforce from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 18 at the Clovis Civic Center The forum will address the nursing shortage in New Mexico, and ways to implement the recommendations made by the New Mexico […]

Education Feature: Proposed allied health center downsized

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A proposed allied health center at Clovis Community College has been downsized and construction delayed because of higher than expected bids, according to school officials. CCC Vice President for Administration David Pacheco said the college solicited bids for a 16,000-square-foot facility with a budget of about $4.2 million. Out […]

Education Feature: Former student returns to class

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Maria Teresa Juarez was awarded a two-year scholarship at CCC. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Books brought Maria Teresa Juarez back to nursing school. The 31-year-old dropped out of college when she got pregnant with her first child. In the 10 years that followed she had two more children […]

Education Digest: Eastern receives nursing grant

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The New Mexico Higher Education Department has awarded Eastern New Mexico University $239,000 for the 2007-08 fiscal year to expand its nursing program, according to an ENMU news release. ENMU nursing program director Leslie Paternoster said the grant will help Eastern address a critical nursing shortage. “We are going […]

Aug. 9, 2007 Education Digest

CHS student orientation Tuesday Orientation for sophomores and new students at Clovis High School will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the CHS Lecture Hall, according to a news release. A campus tour will follow from 9:45 -10:20 a.m., with an abbreviated class schedule through 11:40 a.m. A complimentary lunch will be provided for participants. […]

Business Digest: Ground broken for cancer center

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor A $90 million cancer treatment center at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque is expected to open in early 2009, according to a UNM news release. The 190,000-square-foot University of New Mexico Cancer Treatment and Clinical Research Facility will provide comprehensive cancer care and access to world-class diagnosis […]

Education digest: Archaeologist plans lecture

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer New Mexico State University archaeologist Glenna Dean will give a lecture, “In Search of Anasazi Life: Fermentation in New Mexico Prehistory,” at the Cynthia Irwin-Williams Lecture at 7 p.m. today at Eastern New Mexico University, according to an ENMU press release. The lecture will be in Room 112 of […]

Spreading the warmth

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Mary Esther Marin, top right, talks with fellow quilters at Laurel Ridge Heathcare. (Courtesy photo) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer On a summer day earlier this year, Mary Esther Marin paid a visit to a good friend in a local nursing home who was recovering from a broken hip. Marin said her friend requested […]

Snapshot: Voters will decide funding for CCC allied health center

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer What: General Obligation Bond Proposition B in the November General Election Overview: Approximately $118 million for higher education in New Mexico hinges on voter approval of Proposition B. If the proposition passes, two regional institutions of higher learning will benefit. Eastern New Mexico University seeks $4.5 million to renovate […]