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Dean Vantiger | SCC nurse alum, Licensed Nurse Practitioner, instructor

Sidelined by a knee injury, Dean knew his days in construction and carpentry were numbered. So he turned in his hammer for a stethoscope and enrolled in SCC's nursing program.

As a life-long farmer, care and nurturing is in his blood. 

"I always was interested in helping people and had been a first responder, so nursing seemed like a good fit for me."

Dean says everyone at SCC is happy to support students, regardless of life circumstance.