Chattahoochee Technical College recently received the distinction of hosting one of the top 10 nursing programs in Georgia by www.registerednursing.org. Listed at No. 5, CTC was noted for its Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program.
“Nursing programs were assessed on several factors which represent how well a program supports students towards licensure and beyond,” RegisteredNursing.org Founder and Managing Editor Brooke Wallace said. “We analyzed past and present National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) pass rates, weighted by year.”
The website used CTC’s pass rates from 2011 to 2015 and analyzed 40 total institutions in the state of Georgia. The institutional graduation rate for Chattahoochee Tech’s ASN program is more than 70 percent.
Quetina Pittman-Howell, Associate Dean of Nursing for CTC, said this accomplishment was made possible by the hard work of the college’s faculty and students.
“The faculty at Chattahoochee Technical College have the knowledge and expertise necessary to prepare nursing students to enter practice,” Pittman-Howell said. “They are creative and innovative, which creates an informative and fun learning environment. The program’s board pass rate reflects that students are capturing what they are being taught in both clinical and class.”
Pittman-Howell is a registered nurse, a doctoral candidate and holds a Master of Science in Nursing Education.
“The students at CTC are truly amazing. They are hard workers, open to learning and they trust their faculty with the process of preparing them to become nurses,” she said. “Every one of them brings something to the classroom, whether it’s a smile, the spirit of joy, determination, or the innate desire of wanting to become a nurse. I’m proud to say CTC nursing students are making their mark in the nursing profession.”
The Associate of Science in Nursing and Associate of Science in Nursing – LPN to RN Bridge Option programs are located at the college’s Paulding Campus, 400 Nathan Dean Blvd. in Dallas. Upon completion of the highly rigorous and competitive programs, students are eligible to apply and sit for the NCLEX-RN. Successful completion of the exam qualifies graduates for employment in physicians’ offices, hospitals, clinics, extended care facilities, hospices, governmental agencies, private industries, or the home health care field.
For more information, visit ChattahoocheeTech.edu.