For Immediate Release

 

DCC TO OFFER NEW REGISTERED NURSING PROGRAM

 

DANVILLE, VA, May 20, 2009 –Danville Community College will offer a new Registered Nursing program beginning in Fall Semester 2009. The new curriculum expands the number of health science-related programs currently offered by the College just in time for the opening of the new Health Sciences building, called “Foundation Hall?.

“We are delighted that the Commonwealth Board of Nursing has approved this request,? says Dr. Carlyle Ramsey, DCC President. “Our commitment is to provide quality training programs for area citizens; and they will have a brand new, state-of-the-art facility for this training.?

The College is accepting applications now for the program. Applications are available from the College’s web site (www.dcc.vccs.edu, then check the scrolling message), or from the Nursing Program Office in Temple Building, Room 2. The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, July 3. In addition to meeting the regular requirements for College admission, applicants must have completed all pre-requisites with a grade of “C? or better in (Human Anatomy and Physiology I-II (BIO 231-232), Mathematics for Allied Health (MTH 126), and College Composition I (ENG 111). Class size for the first cohort will be limited to 20 seats. Upon successful completion of the program’s 68 credits, graduates will be eligible to take the National Licensure Examination leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Both lecture classes and clinical labs will be held on the DCC campus in Foundation Hall, a new 27,000 square-foot , two-story facility located at the corner of South Main Street and Kemper Road. Funding for the facility was provided with a $9.7 million gift from the Danville Regional Foundation. According to Ramsey, the building is scheduled for completion by the end of June. In addition to the registered nursing program, the building will house practical nursing, dental hygiene, pharmacy technician and nurse aid programs.

For more information about DCC’s new Registered Nursing program, contact the College at 434.797.8512, or click here.

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