PHASE I & II PROGRAMS
There is currently a severe shortage of Echocardiography technologist in Wyoming and surrounding areas and the development of a new Echocardiography program will address this critical workforce shortage. Offering the Cardiac Sonographer specialization as an auxiliary or advanced program for students credentialed in medical imaging not only meets the states and region’s need for Echocardiographers but also provides an additional path for career advancement and specialization to medical imaging technologists.
During the pandemic, there has been a shortage of Certified Nursing Assistants. This program has eight approved sites, throughout the service area, to offer the nurse assistant course. Lab size is limited; however, equipment update is a need to support growth and efficiency in the nurse assistant labs throughout the service area.
Healthcare as an industry, and as a primary contributor to quality of life, is central to the state's future. Growing accredited healthcare education programs across the state in conjunction with building strong relationships with healthcare providers is key to creating a workforce pipeline for healthcare practitioners. WIP Phases I and II support creating and expanding healthcare programs including CNA I, CNA II, Practical Nursing, and Registered Nursing.
As substance abuse increases across the state there is a need for professionals to help those who are struggling. The program aims to enhance existing programming and create a graduate-level curriculum specific to substance abuse. For current practitioners, this program will increase awareness and interest in meeting this crucial need for Wyoming’s citizens.