Nursing Programs at Belmont College Dedicated to Student Success
St. Clairsville, OH (July 2, 2013) – A career in nursing has been and continues to be one of the most in demand jobs in the healthcare industry. According to the 2013 US News and World Report, nursing is one of the best career choices and made number two on their list of The Best Jobs of 2013. Between 2010 and 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects registered nurse employment growth of 26 percent.
At Belmont College two nursing programs are maintained; the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program and the Practical Nursing (PN) certificate program. These programs are designed to provide an educational opportunity in which students develop a scientific basis of nursing practice and master technical skills. Under direct supervision of qualified instructors, Belmont College nursing students experience patient interactions, in-class lectures, and hospital clinical experiences which all foster caring and empathetic approaches to nursing care.
“We are proud of our long history as a nursing program serving and meeting the needs of our community,” said Dr. Brenda Lohri-Posey, Executive Dean of Academic Affairs. “Our faculty is committed to student success, as they work collaboratively in clinical settings with students and provide concept based curriculum through instructional methods such as active learning and simulation opportunities.”
The nursing faculty that instructs and oversees the ADN and PN programs take their mentoring roles very seriously as they work on a daily basis to encourage students and provide them with a successful start. Many of these faculty members are highly experienced veterans with over 30 years of experience. The range of these professors’ abilities is broad and includes (but is not limited to): medical-surgical nursing, maternal/infant nursing, chronic disease management and training, critical care nursing, administrative nursing, pediatric nursing, public health, and home health.
Belmont College’s nursing faculty serve as active instructors dedicated to student success. Sue White Assistant Director and Program Chair of Practical and Registered Nursing has been with the College for over 24 years instructing nursing fundamentals and courses in the first- and second-year ADN program. White recently earned the designation Certified Nurse Educator after meeting strict eligibility criteria and successfully completing a rigorous certification examination developed and administered by the National League for Nursing. The following professors complete the department: ADN faculty: Rosita Briggs; Cheryl Cassis; Marianne Clouston; Christina Jacobs; Christine Kerwood; PN Faculty: Peggy Henry; Jonne Herman; and Brenda Wallner.
A unique aspect to Belmont College’s nursing programs is that tutoring services are available to all nursing students. Nursing tutor Beth McWilliams works with nursing students on certain proficiencies such as: time-management methods, study techniques, as well as technical and test-taking skills.
Additionally, in the near future Belmont College plans to begin construction on a Health Science Center which will be located on the 54 acres of property that Belmont College owns between Hammond Road and State Route 331 in St. Clairsville. With the additional space, the Health Sciences Center will accommodate simulated environments for all Allied Health programs including: the ADN and PN nursing programs as well as Medical Assisting, and Emergency Medical Services. The new building will house state of the art classrooms and science labs for biology, anatomy, and chemistry that will enhance the learning environment and provide opportunities for students to nurture collaboration and creativity.
For more information about the nursing programs at Belmont College please contact Courtney Nign, Enrollment Services Associate at 740.695.8516.
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