Rural communities are increasingly losing trained professionals to larger cities where up-to-date education & certification are more accessible. The Smart+Connected Community in Action video case study on Colorado Springs takes us to a smart+connected community in rural Colorado that is working with the bigger city of Denver to address this important issue.
The video shows the personal story of one woman who lives in a rural community, but can now attend classes remotely at a university in Denver via TelePresence and get the education she needs to develop her nursing career.
View the video to meet healthcare professionals and learn more about this nurse who has been able to maintain her career in the community she serves without leaving her family and her hometown. This innovative program can serve as an example to other rural communities on how forge partnerships and use technology to educate their workforce.
Tags: certifications, collaboration, community college, connected health, connected healthcare, education, healthcare, higher education, highered, preparing the workforce, Smart + Connected Communities, TelePresence, training