from yesterday's paper...will link to rest of article.
this also happens to be where i graduated from....
friday, december 09, 2005
nursing programs get good bill of health
nursing school graduates enter a job market rich with opportunity because of virginia's nurse shortage, which is expected to last until at least 2020.
by jeff sturgeon
the best two-year nursing school in the state, as judged by graduates' success in passing the nursing licensure exam, appears to be virginia western community college in roanoke.
the program has had an unparalleled run, earning a pass rate of 97 percent or higher for five years running. it is on its way to another such year in 2005.
during the first nine months of this year, 43 of 44 first-time takers who graduated from virginia western passed the exam for a pass rate of 98 percent. this is one of the schools on which many hospitals, nursing homes and physician offices in western virginia depend to train this and next year's new nurses.
(for whole article...