Brooke Vogleman, of Markle, is one of 14 health care workers to earn nursing credentials through the Opportunities to Nursing Excellence program of American Senior Communities.
Vogleman is employed by Markle Health & Rehabilitation, one of the facilities operated by American Senior Communities. She earned a degree as a licensed practical nurse (LPN).
American Senior Communities instituted the program as a response to the shortage of nurses. Current American Senior Communities staff members must apply and be accepted to the program.
American Senior Communities pays all education expenses, provides assistance for child care and gives the employee a 30-hour work week while continuing their pay at a 40-hour level. Once the employee achieves the degree, he or she is under no obligation to continue to work at an ASC facility.
This is the program's fourth year.
This year's graduates were honored at a luncheon May 15 in Carmel. Each graduate received a certificate and a stethoscope.
Brooke Vogleman (left) earned her LPN degree through American Senior Communities' Opportunities to Nursing Excellence program. With her are (from left) Vicki Shepherd, executive director, and Lisa Mack, director of nursing, both at Markle Health & Rehabilitation, where Vogleman is employed.