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 Community Colleges Meeting Health Care Needs 

News and events related to health professions education and workforce are regularly posted below. Excerpts below link directly to the source web site. To search a web page for specific words type "Ctrl" + "F" on your keyboard (Command + "F" on a Mac). Then, type the word you are searching for in the window.


ASUMH's Respiratory Care selected top program among three states
(November 14, 2011, Arkansas State University - Mountain Home)
Topics: Respiratory therapy; Associate in Applied Science (AAS); online learning; Mid-South Distance Learning's Outstanding Distance Education Program; program successes; "Going the Distance: The Power of Collaboration;" consortium; University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) teaching hospital; Baxter Regional Medical Center (BRMC); rural North Central Arkansas; workforce; CoARC.

HCC nursing students score highest in state
(November 1, 2011, Hagerstown Community College)
Topics: Maryland; NCLEX-RN first-time candidate exam; 2010-2011; program successes; 97.92 percent pass rate.

STLCC, Missouri community colleges to pursue innovative workforce education offerings in health disciplines
(September 29, 2011, Newsroom)
Topics: Health workforce; St. Louis Community College; health informatics; patient care technicians; certified nursing assistants; registered nurses; U.S. Department of Labor; Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant.

New environmental and health degree certificate programs
(September 1, 2011, News and Events)
Topics: Prince George's Community College (Maryland); health care management; workforce.

Texas university eases transition for nursing students
(August 19, 2011, Community College Times)
Topics: ADN; Professional Nursing Pathways Program; UT Arlington; BSN; bachelor's; online RN-to-BSN; hospitals; partnership.

Senator Nelson praises nursing college
(August 19, 2011, The Norfolk Daily News)
Topics: U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson; J. Paul and Eleanor McIntosh College of Nursing, Northeast Community College; University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Nursing; partnership; nursing shortage; nurse faculty; nurse educators; clinical training.

MCCC partners with Mercer County Technical Schools to provide college classes for Health Science Academy
(June 16, 2011,
Topics: New Jersey; Mercer County Community College Assunpink Center; high school; diploma; college preparation; certification; emergency / clinical care; public policy; forensics; EMT; internships.

ENMU-Roswell dental hygiene program reports graduate success
(June 15, 2011, Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell)
Topics: Program successes; ENMUR; dental hygiene; occupational training; dental assisting; allied health.

CCAC ranks first nationally for nursing graduates
(June 18, 2011, Plum-Oakmont Patch)
Topics: Program successes; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Community College of Allegheny County; registered nursing; nursing administration; nursing research; clinical nursing; local workforce.

Bill would allow community colleges to award bachelor's degrees
(June 17, 2011, The Holland Sentinel)
Topics: Michigan state House Education Committee; House Bill 4496; nursing; workforce and employer demand unmet by Michigan's four-year university system.

Where the jobs were: Students flock to health care programs despite downturn
(June 13, 2011, Community College Week)
Topics: Ten year period; nursing; allied health; workforce trends.

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