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Guthrie And Tompkins Cortland Community College Join Forces to Combat Nursing Shortage


Guthrie Cortland Medical Center and Tompkins Cortland Community College announced yesterday they will partner together to combat the national shortage of nurses.

Both organizations will work together to build and maintain the highest level of nursing care in our area. With this, TC3 will add additional students and expand their nursing school with a creation of two new Cohorts. The two new Cohorts will have December graduations and produce more local and highly qualified graduates helping fill open nursing positions year-round.

“Tompkins Cortland Community College thrives on community partnerships, and this strong partnership with Guthrie Cortland is a prime example,” said Amy Kremenek, Tompkins Cortland Community College President.

“The demand for nurses is continuing to increase, which makes it vital that we work together to best educate and train the next generation of nurses. This partnership, which allows TC3 to continue to offer the only evening-based nursing program in the region, is a model of how the College and a forward-thinking community partner like Guthrie Cortland can work together to do what’s best for our students and our community.” Dr. Kremenek continued.

The partnership announced expands the current partnership Guthrie and TC3 have had since 2019.

“Strengthening our partnership with Tompkins Cortland Community College allows us to meet high-quality candidates where they are,” said Kansas Underwood, Chief Nursing Officer and VP of Operations for Guthrie Cortland Medical Center.

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