HCC gets $140,000 nursing grant

April 25, 2008 5:21:10 PM PDT
HCC Coleman College for Health Sciences received a $140,000 federal grant from the United States Department of Education to fund the Accelerated Nursing Proficiency Center (ANPC) for HCC Coleman registered nursing students. The ANPC is one solution to the State of Texas' request to increase the number of nursing graduates by 2010. HCC Coleman already has the largest single-site registered nursing program in the Gulf Coast area.

The ANPC will enhance instructional opportunities outside the classroom by offering four integrated educational components to students that will fully develop their laboratory nursing skills and communication skills. The expected outcome is to increase the number of HCC Coleman students graduating and passing the national licensure exam, thereby adding more registered nurses into the workforce. The four components of the ANPC will develop proficiency in English language skills for non-native speakers, medical terminology vocabulary, medication dosage calculations and provide student success workshops and tutoring services.

HCC Coleman graduates are leaders state-wide in the percentage passing the NCLEX-RN. This month the registered nursing program received commendation from the Texas Board of Nursing for the 95 percent pass rate of HCC Coleman graduates on the NCLEX-RN, as well as continued full approval and accreditation of the registered nursing program at HCC Coleman.

The initial two-year project will begin June 1, 2008.

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