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Cougars & Mustangs: New beginnings



Welcome to 2014, year of new beginnings! These beginnings include returning to school and possibly eating something on your birthday you didn’t know was considered food. I hope everyone has enjoyed their break so far and that Cal Poly students make the most of their remaining week.

Cuesta’s Nursing Program, for one, has been keeping itself busy. It is holding several workshops to help students interested in becoming a Licensed Vocational Nurse to fill out the proper paperwork needed to apply. Cuesta’s nursing program prepares students for entry-level vocational nursing positions in a variety of health-care settings. The program is full-time and requires a year-length commitment. It will begin in August and applications will be accepted until the end of January. Two of these Licensed Vocational Nursing application workshops will be held at the Cuesta College North County Campus and two will be held at the San Luis Obispo Campus, with the North County (2800 Buena Vista Drive, Paso Robles) workshops held in room N2407 from 5 pm to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7-23, and the San Luis Obispo (Highway 1, San Luis Obispo) workshops being held on Jan. 15 in Room 2501, and Jan. 27 in Room 2503, also from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. For an application itself for the program, visit, and for more information call Cuesta College’s Nursing & Allied Health Division Office at 546-3119.

The Paramedic Program at Cuesta College is also accepting applications, for Fall 2014 entry. The three-semester program, unlike North County’s LVN, finds its hub at the San Luis Obispo campus. It prepares graduates to take the Paramedic National Registry licensure Examination, leading to having a license as a California Paramedic. The program begins Aug. 18, with applications being accepted through July 31, and said applications are evaluated for admission in the order they are received, an important thing to consider given that space can be limited. The same link as was provided above can be used to provide more information on this program, as can calling 546-3100, ext. 2283.

Intern Chris White-Sanborn hopes that he doesn’t need a nurse or paramedic to patch him up this year, but given his luck, continue to e-mail your collegiate news to

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