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Nursing Program News

SVC’s Nursing Program has exciting news to share.

nurse alumi gather at SVC

SVC Fall Fest and Nursing Alumni Gathering

As part of Fall Fest on October 6, 2018, nursing alumni gathered in Everett Mansion’s Burgdorff Gallery and terrace. It was a special event to see former classmates and speak with nursing faculty.

students receiving white coats

“White Coat” Ceremony Celebrated at Southern Vermont College

Southern Vermont College community and family members celebrated the annual “White Coat” ceremony. This event was for nursing students as part of their education and their service to providing healthcare to individuals, groups, and communities. This ceremony emphasized the commitment to high quality, humanistic, patient-focused care.

SVC and SVHC Employees

Southwestern Vermont Health Care and Southern Vermont College Affiliate

Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) and Southern Vermont College announced their formal affiliation to enhance healthcare education and workforce opportunities for college-bound high school students as well as working professionals interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.

 Nicholas Donofrio Speaking at Commencement

SVC Receives Gift to Support Nursing Scholarships

SVC received a gift of $100,000 from award-winning IBM executive Nicholas M. Donofrio to support scholarships for new nursing students entering the BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) Program. The scholarship also applies to transfer students entering the BSN Program.

Medtrek image with nursing students

MedTrek Gives Students Taste of Medical Professions

BSN students worked with MedTrek organizers to create a service-learning opportunity. This project was part of the Community and Public Health Nursing course with instructor Christa Berthiaume. The news was published in the Bennington Banner (February 17, 2018). The MedTrek program provides experiences to high school students who may be interested in healthcare careers. Our students serve as leaders, teachers and mentors to the middle school students.

nursing students in Tanzania

Junior and Senior Nursing Students Traveled to East Africa to Learn How Culture Plays a Part in Healthcare in a Developing Nation

In January 2018, junior and senior nursing students in the Cross-Cultural Nursing course, taught by Instructor Christa Berthiaume and Assistant Professor Joanne Steele, took their learning to a whole new setting in Tanzania. The students utilized their skills by volunteering in a small hospital in Arusha and learned how nursing care in Tanzania differs from the United States.

 SVC Nursing Grads 2017

Nursing Graduates Pass Licensure Exam at 100%

The College’s 2017 pre-licensure BSN graduates had a 100% first-time pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). NCLEX is the national standardized examination required for nurses to receive a license to practice their profession.

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