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Who is RCTCLEARN.NET?
RCTCLEARN.NET is an academic based e-learning system partnering with home care and hospice agencies as well as state associations to provide convenient, affordable, and effective online education to members, agency staff and volunteers.
Rochester Community and Technical College
RCTCLEARN.NET is a division of Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) located in Rochester, Minnesota. RCTCLEARN.NET began as a collaboration with local health care agencies and has grown into a nationally recognized e-learning education program for home care and hospice workers.
NAHC Joint Venture
In 2006, RCTCLEARN.NET began a joint venture with the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) to provide internet based training in the U.S. and around the world. Dr. Ruth Constant , Chairman of the Board of NAHC at that time, remarked, "This agreement will allow NAHC to build the nation's first integrated technology based home care provider training system ... and will become the cornerstone of a dynamic, technology based, training and education system, not only for our members, but for the entire home and community based provider industry."
RCTCLEARN.NET's content was and is developed by industry experts and higher education professionals with support from Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MNSCU), the nation's 5th largest university system. This ensures the credibility of the content as well as the support for the e-learning management system that administers the courses.
Our Commitment to You
Since its inception, RCTCLEARN.NET has delivered over 20,000 continuing education hours to home care and hospice employees across the U.S. Throughout the development process we have learned many lessons and are committed to a philosophy of continuous improvement to meet the education challenges of home care agencies and front line care providers that are integral to the health care industry.
Michelle Pyffereon is Dean of Academic Affairs at Rochester Community and Technical College. As Dean, she oversees RCTC’s technical programs as well as RCTCLEARN.NET.
Dr. Jennifer Wilson is Director of Business and Workforce Education. In this role, Jennifer leads the overall operation of the department which includes RCTCLEARN.NET.
Kristi Kiehne is a Program Specialist with e-Learning Projects. She focuses on sales and customer management for RCTCLEARN.NET and has over 15 years of experience with sales and healthcare.
Kathy Richie is the RCTCLEARN.NET Curriculum Manager. She is a registered nurse with over 25 years of experience including staff and patient education.
Dennis Kronebusch is the Solutions Engineer and Information Technology Specialist for RCTCLEARN.NET. He has 15 years’ experience, specializing in web design and programming; learning management system administration; instructional design and facilitation of online courses as well as online customer support.
Mary Bisbee is an Administrative Specialist. She coordinates office operations as well as provides ongoing customer support for RCTCLEARN.NET.
Erin Hill is a Software Engineer for RCTCLEARN.NET. With a strong background in programming, design, web development and learning management system administration, Erin works to continually enhance RCTCLEARN.NET for the end-user.