Grant will grow online delivery options for nursing education

Lake Region State College is excited to announce the Perkins V Innovation Grant’s formal approval. 

The Perkins V Innovation Grant totaling $50,000 will bring new opportunities to the Dakota Nursing program and its future distance learners. Plans for the grant include transitioning curriculum to online delivery.

The COVID-19 pandemic created adjustments in instructional/learning technologies. Many college programs that delivered traditionally in a face-to-face environment transitioned to online learning opportunities. 

Lake Region State College – part of the Dakota Nursing Program – delivers nursing education at its campus in Devils Lake along with sites in Grand Forks and Mayville. The Devils Lake location features state-of-the-art simulation laboratories with various simulation mannequins that provide unlimited numbers of bedside scenarios and experiential opportunities for nursing students. The Grand Forks and Mayville locations have smaller simulation laboratories with similar simulation equipment. 

Education is offered at LRSC for the multiple steps of the nursing career ladder: Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), Qualified Service Provider (QSP), Paramedic-to-Nurse (LPN) [5-month curriculum], Practical Nurse (LPN) [11-month curriculum], and an Associate Degree Nurse (RN) [9-month curriculum]. Graduates are prepared to sit for state certifications or national licensure exams and, with passing scores, qualify for employment as CNAs, QSPs, LPNs, or RNs.

Lake Region State College is a comprehensive community college offering a variety of workforce ready programs, first years of a bachelor’s degree, workforce training, and other outreach education.