PARTNERSHIPSTHAT WORK! Henry Ford Community College Dearborn, Michigan Dr. William Barber, VP of Academic Affairs for Career & Technical Programs Katherine Howe, Dean of Nursing Ronald Bodurka, Dean of Health Careers
Partnerships That Work! Accelerated Nursing Program • Henry Ford Community College • Henry Ford Health System Henry Ford Early College • Henry Ford Community College • Henry Ford Health System • Dearborn Public Schools
Partnerships That Work! Keys to Success: • Success of program over parochial interests of institutions • Shared Vision • Communication • Deal with problems, both big and small • Sensitivity to each institutions culture
Accelerated Nursing Program Blending of Two Cultures
HFCC/HFHS Accelerated Nursing Curriculum • Response to shortage of nurses • Accelerated curriculum • Unique opportunity for hospital employees • Maintain benefits and go to school • All expenses with payback requirement • AAS degree program at their hospital
College Issues • BON Approval Requirements • NLNAC Accreditation Requirements • Required Faculty Credentials • Union Contract Issues • School Policies • Management of Papers • College Intranet Access
Hospital Issues • Security/Parking Access Issues • Room Management Issues • Dress Code Issues • Employee Job Descriptions • Payment Issues- Detroit Taxes • Employee Work Hours/Benefits • Employee Re-Payment Issues
Logistical Issues ? ? ? • Keeping Student Issues Separate • Housing of Student Files • Office/Lab Staff Availability • Student Access to Support Services • Attrition Issues • Faculty Mileage Issue • Ownership of Supplies/Equipment
Keys To Success • Overall Commitment to Program Success • Consistent Scheduling • Clear Delineation of Responsibilities • Know Boundaries- Student or Employee • Communication Is Vital
How Successful? • Approximately 150 graduates over three years • First two cohorts funded by a grant • Third cohort self-funded by hospital • Current benchmark program in state
Partnerships that Work • A large medical system with multiple hospitals and outpatient clinics. • Having difficulty recruiting a quality technical staff • New hospital being proposed
Partnerships that Work • The medical center is located in an urban center • The area has been in economic decline for a number of years • High unemployment rates • Public school system graduating only 25 to 37% of their students
Partnerships that Work Challenges • Where will the clinical workforce for the future be found? • Is there a way to help prepare the students from surrounding communities for these jobs?
Partnerships that Work • Henry Ford Early College is a strategic alliance borne of a workforce need and to meet a social concerns by multiple parties.
Henry Ford Early College • Five year program • Receive High School Diploma: Granted by Dearborn Public Schools • Receive Associate Degree, Certificate, or substantial progress toward attainment thereof: Granted by HFCC • Employment opportunity at Henry Ford Hospital upon graduation
Benefits • Small school learning environment • Mentors for every student • College courses start in 10th grade • Power of site – adult learning environment forces rate of maturation
Enrollment • Started with 50 students in first year • Build to 300-400 students
Curriculum Development • Primary focus centered on • State high school graduation requirements • College graduation criteria • Health career certification/licensure preparation • Curriculum plans available for ten health programs
Student Time • Monday – Thursday at Henry Ford Community College – Dearborn Heights Campus • Science laboratories at HFHS • Fridays at Henry Ford Health System
Respiratory Therapist Physical Therapist Assistant Pharmacy Technician Surgical Technologist Radiographer Medical Practice Clinical Management Medical Practice/Facility Business Management Ophthalmic Tech Biotechnology Henry Ford Early College Career Options
Student Profile • Earn A’s, B’s or C’s • Have had few, if any disciplinary problems in school • Have an interest in a health related career • Are willing to emphasize academics over extracurricular activities found in the traditional high school
Student Demographics • Currently 116 students enrolled • 45% from Dearborn Public Schools • 55% from 13 other Wayne County School Systems • 70% female; 30% male • Ethnically and racially diverse
Henry Ford Early College • National Middle College Consortium membership • http://www.mcnc.us • Gates Foundation grant funding
The Middle College-Early College Model • Community collaborations between school districts and colleges, parent and business representatives. • Make college attainable, reduce repetition in the curriculum, yield coordinated student services and eliminate the need for remediation.
National Middle College Consortium Conditions for Funding • College Locations — located on college campuses.
National Middle College Consortium Conditions for Funding • Small Enrollments —small student enrollments of no more than 100 students per grade, beginning grade 9
National Middle College Consortium Conditions for Funding • A Five Year Academic Plan — academic plan that offers a combination of high school and college classes that culminates in a Associates Degree or up to 60 transferable college credits.
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