The health care field is in desperate need of health care workers. DMACC is trying to help with that shortage with a new opportunity for students.
ANKENY, Iowa — Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) is helping with the process of getting more nurses in the health care field by offering a scholarship that covers the cost of the Certified Nursing Assistance (CNA) certification.
“So we have a scholarship that we opened up applications last Wednesday for 100 students. It was first come first serve, we had an overwhelmingly positive response and we had to close the application early [Friday] morning,” said Dr. Natalia Thilges, the Director of Nursing Certification at DMACC. “Due to that response, we were well over 150 applicants. So exceptional opportunity, and it really shows that there truly is a need for this sort of scholarship for students.”
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