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Two things we can
Continued - Historic Partnership Brings Nursing to the Four Corners
achieve by having the
nursing program here
instead of on the Front
Range are improving
diversity in nursing and
establishing culturally
relevant caregivers
for underserved
populations. This
partnership between
FLC and CU has the
creative potential to
change the landscape
and show how
healthcare can and
should look. This
program will help
prepare the nurses of
the future. "
- Karen Zink
back in my easy chair and thought
about over the years; it's just what's
needed right now. Jerry doesn't
value money lying around accumulating;
he wants to see the benefit of
investment in the community now.
We want to provide opportunities
for people now. "
By locating the program at FLC,
CU College of Nursing and FLC are
creating a pathway for rural and
Indigenous students to earn their
degrees and then return to their
home communities with the healthcare
expertise that underserved
areas need.
Continued on page 14
Indigenous healthcare perspectives. The four-year program
is an integrated and robust partnership of strengths,
leveraging the experiential learning of an FLC education and
the research prowess of Colorado's flagship nursing school.
" We are grateful to Fort Lewis College and this opportunity
to ensure the future of nursing reflects the patient population, "
says Elias Provencio-Vasquez, Dean of the University of
Colorado College of Nursing at Anschutz Medical Campus.
" It is important for patients to experience healthcare from
professionals who look like them, and can understand their
backgrounds. Expanding the opportunity for furthering careers
in nursing ensures that the students of Southwest Colorado
can serve their communities and beyond. "
Fort Lewis
College students
receive robust,
hands-on
experience in
a liberal arts
environment.
FLC is a nontribal, Native American-serving institution
located in Durango, Colorado, on the ancestral lands and
territories of the Nuuchiu (Ute), Jicarilla Abache (Apache),
Pueblos of New Mexico, Hopi Sinom (Hopi), and Diné (Navajo)
Nations. FLC is the stronghold of academic excellence in the
Four Corners region, serving a student population that is 46%
Native American. FLC today awards more degrees to Native
American students than any other four-year, baccalaureategranting
institution in the US.
The birthplace of the nurse practitioner program, CU
Nursing comprises four degree programs with four nurse-led
practices in nine locations. Nursing baccalaureate, master's,
and doctoral students learn with state-of-the art technology
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