(New York-WABC, December 12, 2006) -- There is a unique free program aimed at filling the acute shortage of nurses and, perhaps more importantly, getting single parents educated and back into the workforce.
Education reporter Art McFarland has the details on a program that's trying to make a difference.
"I want to be a nurse because it's always been a dream of mine to make a difference in other people's lives," nursing student Marie Jean-Louis said.
Marie Jean-Louis may never have found the road to her dream if not for the new program aimed at turning single parents into nurses. The pilot program, with only five students, began in September at the Nursing School of the Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield.