Next Steps II


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Next Steps II: “An Empowerment Model for Low Income People Entering the Health Professions” is funded by a grant from the Administration for Children & Families.  The Project is designed to assist TANF recipients and other low income individuals who are interested and committed to obtaining a certificate or license in the health care field.  Acquiring these will enable the participants to gain employment in the health care field.

The goal of the Next Steps II Project is to provide the opportunity for low income citizens in North Dakota to access an “educational pathway” leading to careers in the health professions.  Another goal of the Project is to create a career ladder allowing entry and promoting advancement within the healthcare workforce, through a variety of educational options.

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Application for
Next Steps II - College Students

Application for
Next Steps II - Short-Term Trainings


Your Career Mentor will help you:

• Decide which training is a good fit.
• Help you complete college and financial aid applications.
• Help you with tutoring when you need it.
• Advise you on class schedules.
• Help with licensure & testing.
• Check in with you weekly.

Assistance May Include:

• Tuition/Fees
• Job Placement
• Books & Equipment
• Help with Gasoline
• Mentoring
• Counseling/ Advising

No matter your academic background Next Steps II will help you learn the skills you need to get the training you want.

• Phlebotomy
• RN
• Licensed Social Worker
• Medical Assistant
• OT Assistant
• PT Assistant
• EMT & Paramedic
• Health Technologists
• Dental Assistant


Phillip "Skip" Longie

Ann Wadsworth

Carol Lysne

Phillip "Skip" Longie
Next Steps Director

Ann Wadsworth
Next Steps Assistant Program Director

Carole Lysne
Social Worker - Next Steps

Lacey Corneliusen

Shelly Davis


Lacey Corneliusen
Next Steps Mentor

Shelly Davis
Next Steps Mentor



Document supported by Grant 90FY00070102 from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.