Lieutenant Governor visit with faculty and students in the Nursing program
Lieutenant Governor Sara Rodriguez joined Secretary-designee of the Department of Wisconsin Workforce Amy Pechacek and State Representative Kristina Shelton for a campus visit on Monday, February 6 to talk about nursing. In meeting with Chris Vandenhouten, Director of Nursing Programs, Jenna Liphart-Rhoads, Assistant Professor of Nursing, they discussed the nursing shortage, UW-Green Bay’s nursing programs, and the workforce innovation grant that nursing received in June 2022 (News Release). The grant creates stronger collaboration with academic and healthcare partners to strengthen the nursing workforce pipeline. Lieutenant Governor Rodriguez, a nurse herself, was excited to hear the early positive outcomes of the grant and meet nursing students in the new prelicensure nursing program started at UW-Green Bay. That program will have its first graduates walk across the stage at the upcoming May Commencement. Chancellor Alexander and Provost Burns also met briefly with the Lieutenant Governor during her visit.