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UW-Eau Claire and College of Menominee
Nation Reach Nursing Education Agreement
MAILED: Nov. 16, 2001
EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the College of Menominee Nation near Keshena have reached an agreement designed to increase options for Native American nursing students in northern Wisconsin and help to meet the demand for nurses in the state.
According to Dr. Rita Kisting-Sparks, interim associate dean and educational administrator of UW-Eau Claire's School of Nursing, the two schools have been working together informally for some time. "This agreement just formalizes our association and lays out some specifics about course equivalencies and program implementation."
Under the agreement, which took effect in May of this year, College of Menominee students who meet admission criteria will be admitted to UW-Eau Claire. To qualify for admission to the UW-Eau Claire School of Nursing, students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 and a minimum 2.50 GPA in three required natural science courses upon completion of 30 credit hours at College of Menominee Nation.
In addition, the College of Menominee Nation will offer pre-nursing courses that are accepted for transfer as equivalent to courses at UW-Eau Claire. The schools will employ telecommunications and other means to deliver courses, career counseling and advising services.
Students at both institutions also will be provided with education and counseling services to assist them in career and educational planning, and cooperative agreements between the libraries at both schools will be explored to give College of Menominee Nation students access to needed resources.
Both institutions will seek to secure the necessary resources internally and from grants and other outside sources.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Nov. 16, 2001