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Event April 20 encourages men to enter healthcare profession

April 14, 2017

Nicolet College Nursing students Luke Freund and Nicholas Hamus didn’t think twice about being young men studying for a profession traditionally thought of as mostly for women.

“Times are changing,” Freund said. “Being a guy isn’t really a factor anymore.”

As for Hamus, his dad works in hospice care. “It’s in my blood and this was a natural fit for me,” he said.

Men interested in careers in healthcare are invited to a special information session at Nicolet College from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 20, in Northwoods Center 207.

The Healthcare Careers for Men event will feature a panel discussion led by men working in healthcare and a special presentation by author and nurse Keith Rischer, who holds advanced credentials in the field and has worked in a wide variety of clinical settings over the past 35 years. His books include THINK like a Nurse!, Practical Preparation for Professional Practice, and How to Teach Students to THINK Like a Nurse. 

Those attending will also have the opportunity to meet instructors and also learn about financial aid, scholarships, the admissions process, and academic advising.

Nicolet currently offers 11 different programs in the health occupations.

These include Nursing, Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, Radiography, Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Services Management, Phlebotomy, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Dental Hygienist, Emergency Medical Technician, and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician.

For more information, call the college at (715) 365-4493; TTY 1-800-947-3529 or 711.

The event is one of several at Nicolet 100 percent funded by a Federal Perkins Act grant in the amount of $30,806.