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Nursing is a profession within the health care sector focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life.

Local Professional Profile: $22 – $24/hour (average entry level wage)

KELLY BROWE – Registered Nurse at Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital
North Central Michigan College – Associate of Applied Science in Nursing

“One piece of advice that I would give anyone considering nursing is to be flexible because your schedule changes every day. You never know what’s going to come through the ER, you never know what’s going to come from surgery, you never know what type of patient you’re going to have – so you just have to go with the flow. “




    – Assess individual patient needs
    – Make sure patients are comfortable during their stay
    – Administer medication
    – Follow doctors’ orders
    – Monitor patient recovery and progress
    – Educate patients and their families on disease prevention and post-hospital treatment of illness or injury
    – Began at Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital in 2007 as a Certified Athletic Trainer, working with physical therapy and sports-related injuries
    – Decided athletic training was not the career she wished to have while raising a family
    – Continued to work at Munson while returning to school
    – Graduated from the AAS program from North Central in 2016
    – Began working as a RN a week before receiving her license as a graduate nurse, getting into the workforce after two years

Nursing Programs in the Area:

Certified Nurse Aide – (CD) – North Central Michigan College

Nursing – (AAS) – North Central Michigan College

Nursing – Pre-Licensure BSN – (BSN) – Baker College – Cadillac

Along with higher education facilities, our local school systems offer the following Career and Technical Education programs:

Health Occupations – (CTE) – Char-Em ISD

CTE – Career & Technical Education
CD – Certificate of Development
AAS – Associate of Applied Science
BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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