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Nursing and Radiology Programs at Belmont College Dedicated to Student Success

 

Belmont College is now accepting online applications for their Associate Degree Nursing, Licensed Practical Nursing, and Radiology Programs.

 

St. Clairsville, OH (April 7, 2020) — Belmont College is pleased to announce that Pre-Nursing and Radiology students now have the ability to fill out their program applications entirely online.

 

The application for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN), and Radiology programs at Belmont College is now open. Students can apply for the 2020 Fall term online at www.belmontcollege.edu from now until May 12, 2020.

 

Additionally, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the temporary closure of Belmont’s campus, the ranking criteria for the ADN and Radiology programs has changed. In the past, students were to take the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) exam and were ranked according to their scores, however since the college is closed, the TEAS exam cannot be administered. For the nursing program, as well as the radiology program, students accepted for the Fall 2020 term will be ranked based upon their GPA and course grades in their prerequisite courses. Those students scoring higher on the ranking criteria will be chosen before lower ranked students. Students will still be required to take the TEAS exam before the start of the fall term, however their ranking criteria will not be based on it.

 

At Belmont College two nursing programs are maintained; the ADN program and the LPN 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 Mrs. Karolyn Fox, Director of Nursing. “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.”

 

Important to note, in 2019, Belmont College’s ADN graduates received a 96% pass rate on their NCLEX (National Council Licensure) Examination.  The NCLEX is a nationwide examination for the licensing of nurses in the United States and Canada. Official pass rates are decided upon the number of first time NCLEX test takers that sit for the exam within six months of graduation.  

 

“We are incredibly pleased with our 2019 graduates and their NCLEX success rate,” said Fox. “These graduates are currently caring for those in our community and I am so honored to have had the chance to watch them succeed.”

 

Additionally, 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, mental health nursing, critical care nursing, administrative nursing, pediatric nursing, public health, and home health.

 

A unique aspect to Belmont College’s nursing programs is that tutoring services are available to all nursing students. A nursing tutor is available and works with students on certain proficiencies such as: time-management methods, study techniques, as well as technical and test-taking skills.

 

In addition, Belmont College offers a 2-year Radiology Program. This program is new to Belmont, as it is the former Ohio Valley Medical Center Program of Radiologic Technology, which was known for its program excellence from its inception in 1954. Graduates have had a 100% pass rate on the national board exam for more than 20 years.

 

The Radiology program’s mission is dedicated to providing learning experiences that will enable each student to deliver quality health care, to understand the values and behavior of the profession, and to develop communication and independent reasoning in preparation for employment as entry level radiographers. 

 

Furthermore, the College’s Health Sciences Center, the region’s premier healthcare education facility, is home to all Belmont College Health Sciences programs. The building features state-of-the-art classrooms and science labs for biology, anatomy, and chemistry. These high-tech spaces enhance the learning environment and provide opportunities for students to nurture collaboration and innovation. 

 

For more information about the Belmont College Radiology and/or Nursing programs, as well as ranking criteria and application, visit www.belmontcollege.edu.

 

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