Ancilla Nursing Teams up with WorkOne to Offer Affordable Training


A unique opportunity for aspiring nurses has surfaced at Ancilla.

WorkOne is collaborating with the university in order to help those who qualify receive assistance with paying for courses. Their nurse aid course begins June 30 and lasts until August 3. Nurse aids are the people who give direct patient care to individuals who cannot provide care for themselves. The course has a classroom portion, with instruction and a practicum portion, where skills are applied. It allows students to gain the sufficient certification required by potential health care employers.

The cost of the class is $800 and includes the test, your books and anything else involved in the process, according to Ancilla’s Director of the Division of Nursing Ann Fitzgerald.

“We’ve partnered with WorkOne, both in Starke County and in Marshall County, and if they qualify they can go through WorkOne and they [WorkOne] will hopefully be able to pay for that student to come through the class. So that cost can be offset by WorkOne if people qualify. So if you’re interested contact Ancilla College and/or WorkOne,” stated Fitzgerald.

Ann Fitzgerald can be contacted through email at or her telephone number 574-936-8898 ext. 379. The phone number for WorkOne in Starke County is 574-772-6882. The Marshall County WorkOne number is 574-936-8919.

See if you qualify for aid today in time for the June 30 nurse aid course. Set yourself up for success by gaining the proper training while still maintaining your finances.