Briefcase: April 6, 2019

April 6, 2019

Riverside Medical Group adds nurse practitioner

Riverside Healthcare recently announced that Kristin Cyrier, a nurse practitioner, is now seeing patients at Neurosurgery Specialists at 375 N. Wall St., Suite P530 in Kankakee.

Cyrier completed her Bachelor of Science in nursing at Aurora University in Aurora. After several years of working as a registered nurse and team leader, Cyrier went back to school to complete her Master of Science in nursing, family nurse practitioner, at the University of St. Francis in Joliet.

In addition to her education, Cyrier is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

For more information about Cyrier and Riverside’s Neuroscience Institute, visit riversidehealthcare.org.

KCC holding Fast Path information night

The Fast Path Degree program at Kankakee Community College will have an information night from 6 to 7 p.m. April 17 at the Harold and Jean Miner South Extension Center in Watseka.

The program offers a schedule of two classes at a time, two days per week for two years. It leads to an Associate in Arts transfer degree. Participants complete two classes every eight weeks.

“The fall 2019 students will be in class for about three hours a day on Tuesdays and Thursdays,” said Rexann McKinley, KCC professor and program mentor. “The course sequence, dates and times are all preplanned to make it easy on the students.”

The program admits a maximum of 20 students each fall, and textbooks and a laptop are included.

Applications are now being accepted, and classes will begin in August 2019. More information and application materials are at fastpath.kcc.edu, or contact McKinley at rmckinley@kcc.edu or 815-802-8780.