Back to Basics preparing future healthcare professionals

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CASSOPOLIS, Mich. --At a Christian based program in Cassopolis called Back to Basics, Linda Bynum, registered nurse and program director, has been training and preparing students to become healthcare professionals for the past 13 years, while also encouraging more minorities to join the field. 

“I actually got my inspiration when I was in Atlanta. I stumbled upon a business just like this. They were training people to become a CNA and they had combined wellness and lifestyle education,” Bynum said.

This program focuses on implementing wellness as well as laying the foundation for students to move up within the healthcare industry.

“I’ve had students go on to become nurses of course, I’ve even had medical students go on to become doctors. What else, speech therapist, occupational therapists, so definitely this is the foundation for any career in healthcare,” Bynum added.

Bynum talks about how this program is especially crucial right now due to the shortage of healthcare workers fueled by the pandemic.

One of Bynum's goals is to inspire other African Americans to join the industry too.

“I want to be a role model for others who are interested in getting into healthcare and I want to prepare more African Americans to consider a career in healthcare. So, I do feel this is extremely important, not just for African Americans, but for everyone,” Bynum said.

For more information about Back to Basics, visit here or call 269-445-0603.

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