Healthcare Career Pipeline

by Beth Funkhouser

The E&H School of Health Sciences (SHS) and School of Nursing (SON) recently received a one-year renewal grant for $25,000 from the Ballad Health Foundation and the Smyth County Hospital HealthTrust to support the development of a sustainable workforce pipeline for preparing Smyth County public school students for careers in nursing and other healthcare professions. The HealthTrust exists as a philanthropic arm and nonprofit fundraising organization for Smyth County Community Hospital.

“We are excited to put this grant to work for Southwest Virginia by allowing future healthcare workers to train where they live and work,” said Dawn Archer, chairperson of the HealthTrust. “We know Ballad Health is committed to working to improve the future of the region, and investing in educational training sets local communities up for a healthy, happy future. It’s been a pleasure to work with Emory & Henry and the Smyth County School Board as we inspire local students to join the healthcare profession and build their lives and careers.”

“We are very excited to work collaboratively with our partners from the Smyth County public schools to help raise awareness among elementary, middle and high school students of the many healthcare career options open to them, and to increase their understanding of the educational pathways for pursuing these careers,” said Dr. Lou Fincher, senior vice president and dean of the School of Health Sciences.

Cassie Sheffey, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, a new School of Nursing faculty member, will serve as the point person for establishing baseline data and project benchmarks, conducting further needs assessment, and helping to coordinate formalized programming and other resources that SHS and SON faculty and students will provide to assist administrators, guidance counselors, and faculty members across the Smyth County middle and high schools in growing
the future generations of healthcare professionals.

Dr. Blake Justice, a new faculty member in the E&H Department of Physical Therapy and assistant dean in the School of Health Sciences, also will assist with this pipeline project, coordinating field trips and hands-on experiential opportunities for elementary, middle and high school students on the E&H Health Sciences Campus in Marion. Plans also are underway to expand the successful E&H summer healthcare career camps for rising high school juniors and seniors to include early experiential opportunities for middle school students. Ballad Health also has pledged to provide opportunities for shadowing and mentorships to further strengthen the healthcare career pipeline.

“Emory & Henry is committed to the growth and economic development of this region,” said Dr. Laurie Anne Ferguson, founding dean of the E&H School of Nursing. “Our commitment includes a focus on preparing future nurses, clinical mental health counselors, and other healthcare professionals to address the rural healthcare needs and workforce shortages in this region,” she continued.

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  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2951-emory-henry-college-launches-new-master-of"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/416,0,2553,2136/13977_CMHC_photoshoot_spring_2021-58.rev.1684857136.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/416,0,2553,2136/13977_CMHC_photoshoot_spring_2021-58.rev.1684857136.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/416,0,2553,2136/13977_CMHC_photoshoot_spring_2021-58.rev.1684857136.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/416,0,2553,2136/13977_CMHC_photoshoot_spring_2021-58.rev.1684857136.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/416,0,2553,2136/13977_CMHC_photoshoot_spring_2021-58.rev.1684857136.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/416,0,2553,2136/13977_CMHC_photoshoot_spring_2021-58.rev.1684857136.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/416,0,2553,2136/13977_CMHC_photoshoot_spring_2021-58.rev.1684857136.jpg" alt=" Emory & Henry College School of Health Sciences is launching a new Master of Science in Addiction Counseling Program in the fall o..." width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/416,0,2553,2136/13977_CMHC_photoshoot_spring_2021-58.rev.1684857136.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/416,0,2553,2136/13977_CMHC_photoshoot_spring_2021-58.rev.1684857136.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2137" data-max-h="2136" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2951-emory-henry-college-launches-new-master-of">Emory & Henry College launches new Master of Science in Addiction Counseling Program</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Emory & Henry College School of Health Sciences is launching a new Master of Science in Addiction Counseling Program in the fall of 2023</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">The online program is a 60-credit, 24-month program, consisting of six consecutive semesters.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">The master’s degree program prepares addiction counselors for a rewarding profession that emphasizes the prevention of emotional and mental health concerns, early intervention when problems are identified, and client empowerment. The program will be housed in the Department of Clinical Mental Health Counseling alongside the 60-credit Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s degree.</span></p><a href="/live/news/2951-emory-henry-college-launches-new-master-of" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2450-connor-buchanan-to-continue-education-at-vcom"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/569,1305,2080,2816/11213_581D0479-C9AD-4061-9CE5-CC21D18C7AD3_-_Connor_Buchanan.rev.1651668156.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/569,1305,2080,2816/11213_581D0479-C9AD-4061-9CE5-CC21D18C7AD3_-_Connor_Buchanan.rev.1651668156.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/569,1305,2080,2816/11213_581D0479-C9AD-4061-9CE5-CC21D18C7AD3_-_Connor_Buchanan.rev.1651668156.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/569,1305,2080,2816/11213_581D0479-C9AD-4061-9CE5-CC21D18C7AD3_-_Connor_Buchanan.rev.1651668156.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/569,1305,2080,2816/11213_581D0479-C9AD-4061-9CE5-CC21D18C7AD3_-_Connor_Buchanan.rev.1651668156.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/569,1305,2080,2816/11213_581D0479-C9AD-4061-9CE5-CC21D18C7AD3_-_Connor_Buchanan.rev.1651668156.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/569,1305,2080,2816/11213_581D0479-C9AD-4061-9CE5-CC21D18C7AD3_-_Connor_Buchanan.rev.1651668156.jpg" alt="Connor Buchanan" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/569,1305,2080,2816/11213_581D0479-C9AD-4061-9CE5-CC21D18C7AD3_-_Connor_Buchanan.rev.1651668156.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/569,1305,2080,2816/11213_581D0479-C9AD-4061-9CE5-CC21D18C7AD3_-_Connor_Buchanan.rev.1651668156.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1511" data-max-h="1511" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2450-connor-buchanan-to-continue-education-at-vcom">Connor Buchanan to continue education at VCOM</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Our Emory & Henry seniors are preparing to graduate and change the world.</span> <a href="/live/news/2450-connor-buchanan-to-continue-education-at-vcom" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2953-natalie-capone-to-attend-university-of-north"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/40,174,651,784/13905_Natalie_Capone.rev.1682692475.png 1x"/> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/40,174,651,784/13905_Natalie_Capone.rev.1682692475.png 1x"/> <source type="image/png" srcset="/live/image/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/40,174,651,784/13905_Natalie_Capone.rev.1682692475.png 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/40,174,651,784/13905_Natalie_Capone.rev.1682692475.png" alt="Natalie Capone" width="345" height="225" data-max-w="611" data-max-h="610" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2953-natalie-capone-to-attend-university-of-north">Natalie Capone to attend University of North Carolina at Charlotte to continue education</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><p> Our Emory & Henry seniors are preparing to graduate and change the world.</p><a href="/live/news/2953-natalie-capone-to-attend-university-of-north" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2958-amanda-koeppe-to-continue-education-at-belmont"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2265,2267/13917_IMG_4858_-_Amanda_Koeppe.rev.1682974038.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2265,2267/13917_IMG_4858_-_Amanda_Koeppe.rev.1682974038.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2265,2267/13917_IMG_4858_-_Amanda_Koeppe.rev.1682974038.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2265,2267/13917_IMG_4858_-_Amanda_Koeppe.rev.1682974038.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2265,2267/13917_IMG_4858_-_Amanda_Koeppe.rev.1682974038.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2265,2267/13917_IMG_4858_-_Amanda_Koeppe.rev.1682974038.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2265,2267/13917_IMG_4858_-_Amanda_Koeppe.rev.1682974038.jpg" alt="Amanda Koeppe" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2265,2267/13917_IMG_4858_-_Amanda_Koeppe.rev.1682974038.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2265,2267/13917_IMG_4858_-_Amanda_Koeppe.rev.1682974038.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2265" data-max-h="2267" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2958-amanda-koeppe-to-continue-education-at-belmont">Amanda Koeppe to continue education at Belmont University</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><p> Our Emory & Henry seniors are preparing to graduate and change the world.</p><a href="/live/news/2958-amanda-koeppe-to-continue-education-at-belmont" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1565-dr-laurie-anne-ferguson-named-founding-dean-of-new"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2286,3200/9157_Ferguson_pic2.rev.1608132832.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2286,3200/9157_Ferguson_pic2.rev.1608132832.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2286,3200/9157_Ferguson_pic2.rev.1608132832.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2286,3200/9157_Ferguson_pic2.rev.1608132832.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2286,3200/9157_Ferguson_pic2.rev.1608132832.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2286,3200/9157_Ferguson_pic2.rev.1608132832.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2286,3200/9157_Ferguson_pic2.rev.1608132832.jpg" alt="Dr. Laurie Anne Ferguson" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2286,3200/9157_Ferguson_pic2.rev.1608132832.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2286,3200/9157_Ferguson_pic2.rev.1608132832.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2286" data-max-h="3200" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1565-dr-laurie-anne-ferguson-named-founding-dean-of-new">Dr. Laurie Anne Ferguson named Founding Dean of new School of Nursing at Emory & Henry College</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Dr. Laurie Anne Ferguson has been named the Founding Dean of the new School of Nursing at Emory & Henry College.</span> <a href="/live/news/1565-dr-laurie-anne-ferguson-named-founding-dean-of-new" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/552-doctor-of-physical-therapy-early-assurance-program"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/729,0,2528,1796/4891_School-Health-Sciences_146.rev.1539962172.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/729,0,2528,1796/4891_School-Health-Sciences_146.rev.1539962172.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/729,0,2528,1796/4891_School-Health-Sciences_146.rev.1539962172.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/729,0,2528,1796/4891_School-Health-Sciences_146.rev.1539962172.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/729,0,2528,1796/4891_School-Health-Sciences_146.rev.1539962172.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/729,0,2528,1796/4891_School-Health-Sciences_146.rev.1539962172.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/729,0,2528,1796/4891_School-Health-Sciences_146.rev.1539962172.jpg" alt="Students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program taking assessments." width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/729,0,2528,1796/4891_School-Health-Sciences_146.rev.1539962172.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/729,0,2528,1796/4891_School-Health-Sciences_146.rev.1539962172.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1799" data-max-h="1796" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/552-doctor-of-physical-therapy-early-assurance-program">Doctor of Physical Therapy Early Assurance Program Announced</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"> The DPT-EAP program offers a select number of talented high school seniors a position in the Emory & Henry College Doctor of Physical Therapy program beginning with their undergraduate studies. <a href="/live/news/552-doctor-of-physical-therapy-early-assurance-program" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
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