Expanding Access to Equitable Healthcare Career Education and Opportunities

Los Angeles County’s College of Nursing & Allied Health (CONAH) has prepared students for employment, professional development, and/or advancement for 125 years. Completing their clinical rotations in the system and often hailing from the area, graduates are particularly well placed to understand and address LA County’s healthcare needs. In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, opportunities to increase the skilled healthcare workforce are particularly critical. CONAH recently received approval from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) to start developing a curriculum for Central Service Technicians (CST), and is now looking to expand the current ADN program to also offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

In order to support improved health outcomes for Los Angeles residents, DHS will partner with FUSE Corps to manage the onboarding of the BSN program and additional allied health programs at CONAH. The FUSE Executive Fellow will develop and execute an implementation plan to bring the BSN program to life, ensuring continuing education for local students looking to enter the medical profession.

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