Kirtland Community College strengthened its leadership role in healthcare education with a new national accreditation. The Kirtland Community College associate degree in nursing program is now accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA). This accreditation opens doors for Kirtland graduates at additional clinical sites in the area, and with employers statewide and across the country who require national accreditation, including with Veterans Affairs.
Business as usual no longer applies in the business of educating our local residents. Now more than ever, Kirtland Community College and higher ed institutions across the state have the opportunity to serve our community and enrich the lives of our students. To do that, we have to adapt, and adapt quickly to challenges we never could have anticipated.
Officials at Kirtland Community College recently recognized students for their academic achievements during the 2019-20 winter semester which earned them placement on the college’s president’s, dean’s and part-time honorees lists.
On March 29, Governor Whitmer signed an executive order temporarily lifting certain restrictions on the provision of medical services, leading the Michigan Board of Nursing to allow nursing students from Kirtland Community College, and colleges across Michigan, to count all online classes toward the overall credit required for graduation. 42 Kirtland nursing students will now be eligible to enter the workforce in May 2020.
Kirtland Community College has approved the sale of its former campus location in West Branch to Iosco Regional Educational Service Agency (IRESA), an agency offering specialized education programs. IRESA plans to use the building for the Alternative Educational Academy, serving at-risk youth in Ogemaw County and surrounding counties.
Last week, Kirtland Community College welcomed 19 seventh grade students from Houghton Lake, Roscommon and St. Helen schools into the Kirtland Foundation’s new Path to Success program at an induction ceremony on December 10.