Sandburg College of Nursing open house Oct. 27

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record
First year associate degree in nursing students Angie Clelland, Galesburg, and Christina Braun, Monmouth, work with needles and proper injecting techniques during their lab session Monday morning in the College of Nursing at Carl Sandburg College. (Photo courtesy of Carl Sandburg College)

Carl Sandburg College will host an open house for the nursing program on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 2:30-5:30 p.m. in the AA Building, home of the new College of Nursing. This free event is an opportunity for alumni, prospective students and the public to view the facility and to learn about the history of more than 40 years of nursing education at the College.

Rosemary O’Daniel, assistant professor and associate dean of nursing at Sandburg, is a graduate of both the practical nursing (PN) and associate degree nursing (ADN) programs. O’Daniel started as an instructor in 1985 and has been with the College ever since. She shares her enthusiasm of how the program has grown from the aspect of an alumni, instructor and administrator. “Healthcare has grown tremendously and continues to grow,” said O’Daniel. “I think Carl Sandburg College has done an excellent job at keeping up with the growth of health care and nursing programs. We provide quality graduates – our graduates are prepared to enter the field or practice they choose to enter.”

There will be tours of the facility including the new skills and computer labs. There will also be a chance to win door prizes. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact O’Daniel at (309) 341-5456, or LaDonna Green, administrative assistant to the associate dean of nursing, at (309) 341-5299