Published on September 17, 2019

Nash UNC Health Care grants supports nursing education

Rocky Mount Telegram

Nash Community College is the recipient of a $57,000 grant from Nash UNC Health Care to support expansion of the college’s Health Sciences programs.

The grant provides funding for additional technology and equipment, local recruiting and outreach efforts. Program growth is necessary to help ensure appropriate student/faculty ratios. Additionally, the funding supports faculty professional development, and delivery of the latest best practices in instructional pedagogy and methodology.

Health-related programs at Nash Community College include Associate Degree Nursing, Practical Nursing Education, Physical Therapist Assistant, Medical Assisting, Nurse Aide I/II, Phlebotomy and Emergency Medical Services.

“The health care industry has experienced severe nursing shortages over the past few years, and with Nash Community College being a source of top locally-based candidates, not only in nursing, but also in continuing education health sciences programs, this growth is necessary for the betterment of our community,” Nash Community College Vice President of Advancement Pam Ballew said. “For many years, Nash UNC Health Care has been a major partner in education, investing in the students of Nash Community College, to help prepare the next generation of health care employees.”

Nash UNC Health Care Foundation along with Nash UNC Health Care recently awarded nearly $350,000 in grants to organizations across the Twin Counties.

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