Morgan Bennett is a newly minted registered nurse who also holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) through the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) – but she never left her home in rural southeastern Colorado.
Bennett received her bachelor’s degree just a semester after receiving an associate’s degree in nursing from Lamar Community College. She did it through the innovative RN to BSN program at the Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences at UCCS. Using distance-learning tools, the Southern Colorado Rural Nursing Education and Practice Collaborative provides close-to-home advanced training for nurses and supports nursing education in five participating community colleges.
“I knew pretty early on that I didn’t want to raise kids in a city,” says Bennett, who grew up in Wiley, northwest of Lamar. “I like the small-town feel and the idea of taking care of ‘my people’ even though that might be the entire town.” She works as a patient navigator for Southeast Mental Health in Prowers Medical Center in Lamar and a coordinator for the collaborative at Otero Junior College in La Junta.
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