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Colorado Springs Provides Nursing Education to Rural Community

August 15, 2011
at 10:35 am PST

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.

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  1. It is about time that education can involve the smaller communities without people having to move into the larger cities just to get an education. It also makes it easier to have a full time job and still be able to work full time.

    I think this will make more people want to get a better education where they could not have before.

    Plus the schools can get more revenue without alot of costs involved.

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