Nursing Program Approved by Board of Nursing

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White Mountains Community College is poised to accept the Freshman Nursing Class for fall 2015 after the N.H. Board of Nursing granted full approval to the program for five years. The November 20th approval of the redesigned program is a clear statement that the suspension of the program was an extremely positive and progressive step for the future of nursing in the North Country.

Throughout the past 18 months, the Nursing Faculty at White Mountains Community College have been devoted to a complete overhaul and redesign of the program, including  restructuring curriculum  and better alignment  of the curriculum with the changing demands of the profession. The efforts of the nursing faculty have strengthened the program that will best meet the needs of the WMCC students, healthcare partners and the community. The diligence and hard work of the nursing department paid off this week as the N.H. Board of Nursing granted the program at WMCC full approval for the next five years. The Nursing Class of 2014 has been working as equally hard, and the pass rate for the NCLEX-RN exam, an examination for the licensing of nurses in the United States, is at 95.23%!

In June of last year, the nursing program was put on conditional approval, and shortly after the College made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend the program, thus allowing time to address deficiencies in the program that was pointed out by the Board of Nursing. A key focus of the new program is the ability to help students pursue a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN). In order to make this possible, WMCC has agreements with Plymouth State College, Granite State College and Southern New Hampshire University in extremely affordable baccalaureate completion pathways. Baccalaureate entry level nursing is the future in nursing, so it is imperative that we offer affordable and accessible pathways to complete a BSN.

Should you have any questions regarding the nursing program at White Mountains Community College, feel free to contact Emily MacDonald, Nursing Department Chair. Applications for the Fall of 2015 are due by December 31st in order to begin the evaluation process.
White Mountains Community College offers courses in Berlin, Littleton, Conway and online. With over 50 degree and certificate programs and a recent 5% reduction in tuition, White Mountains Community College is affordable and accessible for all individuals, whether you are looking to obtain a college degree, certificate or change your career.  The college has a number of articulation agreements so transferring into a four year college for those interested in a bachelor’s degree is quick and seamless. For more information, please call White Mountains Community College, 603-752-1113 ext. 3000 or email wmcc@ccsnh.edu.