Evergreen Retirement Community has generously opened their doors for students of FVTC (Fox Valley Technical College) for over 30 years. The partnership is an excellent example of ‘academia meets the real world.’ Our faculty have consistently requested student placement at Evergreen because of the high standards and level of care they provide for residents. We select clinical sites where employees are positive role models for students and demonstrate excellence in nursing care. Students report that they are welcomed by Evergreen employees and are made to feel a ‘part of the healthcare team.’ Because of the atmosphere at Evergreen, our students and faculty consider this facility one of the premiere learning experiences in the area.
- Barb Tuchscherer, MSN, RN, Department Chair, Allied Health
Evergreen is the best of long-term care in the area. I am always happy to show students what Evergreen looks like; it does not have to be all long hallways and bland. Being at Evergreen changes the student’s perspective of long-term care.
- Lisa Collins, RN, Certified Nursing Assistant Instructor, Fox Valley Technical College
It is a valuable experience to be able to bring my Practical Nursing students from FVTC (Fox Valley Technical College) to Evergreen for their first clinical experience. All staff members are helpful in fostering a great learning environment for students. The surroundings are clean, newly remodeled and very comfortable. The frosting on the cake is being able to eat lunch at Evergreen – the food is fantastic!
- Patti Ronk, MS, RN, Practical Nursing Educator, Fox Valley Technical College