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Northwest State Community College was recently named in the top 4% of all nursing programs throughout the nation. A leader in passing rates on the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses, the program was ranked second based on the performance of all nursing programs in Ohio and eighty-third in the nation based on the performance of 2,053 associate and bachelor’s degree nursing programs. The practical nursing program also performed well, ranking seventh in the state.
“The nursing program has proven to be successful year in and year out,” said Lori Bird, dean of the Nursing Division at Northwest State. “Passage rates are routinely well above state and national averages, and health care employers seek out our students for their facilities.”
Employers have taken note as well. Northwest State students are sought after by many health care providers. Although most NSCC students choose to stay in northwest Ohio, students are also finding opportunities throughout the state and beyond.
“Our goal is to provide an education that leads to career opportunities. In the continually changing healthcare industry, it is important that we work closely with healthcare facilities to ensure our students are meeting their needs,” said Bird. “The NSCC nursing faculty is committed to educating students to not only learn the skills needed for testing, but also the equally important skill of providing compassionate and excellent care for the patients they will serve. The nursing program at NSCC also allows a seamless pathway to a bachelor’s degree as the courses transfer to other educational institutions easily.”
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded a grant for $199,996 to support the HOME4TECHS program at Northwest State Community College. The program supports development of new methods for teaching and verifying competencies in industrial technology related fields.
The two year grant will assist NSCC in designing curriculum with a hybrid approach of using online learning in partnership with open labs where students can complete skill competencies and testing on their own schedule.
This new learning format will allow students to continue working while increasing their knowledge and skills to meet the demands of local industries. “Companies are seeing tremendous turnover due to retirement, and this number is expected to grow in the next five years,” said Tom Wylie, associate vice president of special projects at NSCC and lead of the HOME4TECHS program. “This new learning concept will allow individuals to continue to work while at the same time building the skills and knowledge needed to support growth. Improved access means more than convenience; it means students can work at their own pace.”
The programs are being designed to include online “classroom” work along with an open lab that would allow students to come in and out based on their schedule and work on specific hands-on skills competencies that are a part of their particular program. An instructor will be on site to assist students as they work to master the skills needed to pass industry-specific competency testing.
“HOME4TECHS will significantly improve accessibility to education,” said Wylie. “Many students cannot afford to quit their full-time job pursue education. This concept will allow students to keep working while at the same time creating opportunities for future growth and opportunities.”
Online systems will be down for maintenance from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, July 17. The NSCC website, myNSCC, Sakai and other online systems will be unavailable during this time. If you need access to College systems to take a timed test or to complete other computer work, please plan accordingly.
Mark your calendar to explore the opportunities waiting for you at Northwest State Community College! Discover NSCC Day is Thursday, July 23, 2015. Stop by the Atrium for information on the evening’s activities, and discover what NSCC has to offer.
Eleven graduates from the Northwest State Community College Law Enforcement Academy were honored during a special ceremony. The class successfully completed both the state certification exam and the physical fitness requirements of the program. Several graduates were already commissioned with a department prior to graduation.
The following graduates were recognized: Defiance County: Larry Hussy (Farmer) Fulton County: Allen Donnett (Wauseon) Henry County: Zachary Bowen (Napoleon), Lucas Freels (Napoleon) Williams County: Robert Smith (Bryan), Brandon Willis (West Unity), Kristin Dolman (Montpelier), Scott Vershum (West Unity), Matt Lirot (Bryan), Hannah Beaverson (West Unity), Gabriel Valdez (Bryan)
Two graduates received additional recognition. Lucas Freels received the Allan D. Ohlrich Outstanding Cadet Award. Emily Ohlrich, daughter of the late commander was on hand to present the award to Freels. Larry Hussy received the Commander’s Citation of Excellence Award.
The Northwest State Community College Law Enforcement Academy is an eight-month program that is offered annually. Classes are held Monday through Friday from 6:00-10:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. A new class is forming now and is scheduled to begin in August. For more information on the academy, contact Lori Robison, dean of the Allied Health & Public Services Division, at 419.267.1342 or lrobison@NorthwestState.edu.
Systems will be down for maintenance starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, for approximately 15 minutes. The outage includes Internet connections on campus. If you need to access College systems, take a timed test or complete other computer work, please plan accordingly.
Come join the fun at Northwest State this summer! Registration is still open for the second session of camp, where kids can learn new ideas, solve problems and explore the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
Summer STEM Camp is available July 20-23 (students who completed grades 7-8). Check out the flier for more information on what the camp includes and how to register.
Please note, the July 13-16 (students who completed grades 5-6) session is full.