07/30/2021 | Press release | Archived content
NHC is proud to announce a new collaborative agreement with Motlow State Community College in Lynchburg, Tennessee. This agreement will add an additional nursing instructor and approximately ten more nursing student slots for the LPN to RN program at Motlow.
'There is a national shortage of qualified nurses. This affects all healthcare settings, including NHC,' said Melodie McCarver, recruiting director for NHC.
Dr. Amy Holder, dean of Nursing and Allied Health for Motlow, added, 'The agreement helps provide additional opportunities for LPNs to bridge to an RN.'
With the increased demand for registered nurses, Motlow and NHC determined a need to provide a pathway for educating LPNs to become RNs within three to five years.
'Through the Tennessee Foundation for Geriatric Education, NHC can assist with that funding,' explained McCarver. 'It allows us to be part of the solution to the existing nursing shortage. In addition, adding an instructor will allow Motlow to increase the number of students admitted to the program and therefore, increase the number of nurses in the workforce available for hire by NHC and other health care providers.'
'It allows us to train more RNs to fill open nursing positions,' explained Holder.
The Nursing program offers a three-semester transition program for LPNs seeking to become Registered Nurses. Clinical activities are provided in campus classrooms, area hospitals, extended care facilities, and other health and community agencies. The majority of the clinical experiences are located within the College's 11-county service area.
Motlow's nursing employment rate is 98 percent. In addition, the College offers a variety of scholarships for nursing students. These can be applied for within a single scholarship application system that allows students to apply for all nursing scholarships at one time. For more information, check out the nursing program on Motlow's website.
Prospective college students and undecided college majors are encouraged to explore professional careers that are in high demand. Geriatric nursing is a high-demand field. Motlow advisors can help prospective students develop a college plan for entering this or any other high-demand field.