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Department of Labor honors nurse apprenticeship participants, awards grants


YNHH and the Connecticut Department of Labor (DOL) recently recognized nurses who completed the DOL’s Nursing Apprenticeship Training Program. The DOL also awarded the hospital a grant for nurse education.

Representatives from Yale New Haven Hospital and the Connecticut Department of Labor (DOL) recently congratulated 55 nurses who completed the DOL’s Nurse Apprenticeship Training Program.

At a Jan. 28 reception, Eleanor Lennon, program manager at the DOL’s Office of Apprenticeship Training, presented certificates of completion to nurses in YNHH Adult Critical Care and Perioperative Services.

The DOL also awarded YNHH a grant for nurse education; and Yale New Haven Health System received additional funding to continue the apprenticeship program, which also includes nurses at Bridgeport, Greenwich and Lawrence + Memorial hospitals.

On Jan. 27, Ena Williams, RN, YNHH chief nursing officer; Judith Hahn, RN, PhD, director of Nursing Professional Practice; and Mary Cleary, RN, manager of core education, Center for Professional Practice Excellence, joined U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and representatives from other Connecticut organizations for a roundtable discussion on how they’ve used federal funds to help people advance their education and careers.