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Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas

Meet Susan

Workforce Challenge

Susan came into the Workforce Center in order to expand her training in the healthcare field. She was already a certified nursing assistant (CNA); however she was not making a self-sufficient wage. Susan was working two jobs, trying to make a living to support herself and her family.

Workforce Solution

Susan learned she was eligible for the PACES program in April 2011. While in the PACES program, Susan obtained her license for certified medical assisting (CMA) and worked through most of her LPN prerequisite courses. She completed her CMA in August 2011 and became accepted into the LPN program. Susan completed her LPN in July 2012. She had become eligible for the KHPOP program, and so she and applied for the RN program, as she was motivated to complete her healthcare career ladder to maximize credentials and wage. Susan was accepted into the RN program and later obtained her RN license in June 2013 While in these programs, Susan received PACES and KHPOP assistance with tuition, fees, books, materials and supplies. She also received supportive services in the way of car repair and mileage throughout her time in the programs.

Outcomes & Benefits

Susan completed her healthcare career pathways successfully, working all the way up to her RN / Associates Degree status. While working through this, she got a job as a CMA (medical assistant) in May 2011 to help her support herself throughout the LPN and RN trainings. Susan is now an RN at a major hospital in the Wichita area. She is making $28 per hour base pay and $32.25 differential pay, qualifying for benefits as well. Susan is excited for all the new opportunities that have come her way.

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