Los Angeles Unified School District To Create Adult Education Nurse Training Program
Los Angeles Unified School District officials on Thursday were expected to announce plans to create a nurse training program as part of the district's five-year effort to develop a series of adult education programs to recruit students for high-demand careers, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
The district, which enrolls 400,000 adult students per year, will train nursing students who seek to work with patients with Alzheimer's. LAUSD officials will develop the 108-hour nursing program in partnership with the University of California-Los Angeles and UC-San Diego. The district also intends to add classes to train adults for careers in biotechnology.
The location and launch of the program will be determined after the LAUSD Division of Adult and Career Education secures a grant, according to officials.
Alan Helfman, an adviser with the LAUSD adult division, called the nursing program a "win-win," saying that the program will help the nurses "make more money and the patients get better care" (Radcliffe, Los Angeles Daily News, 4/28).