TNCC pushes for 2010 startup date for dental hygiene program

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Thomas Nelson Community College officials continue to fast track their planned dental hygiene program toward starting in August of 2010. “We’re in the process of hiring a director now,” said Richard Fleming, TNCC vice president for academic affairs.

Tentative plans called for the director to be hired by November and for that person to start working in March. But the search had to be reopened. “The committee has been formed, and will start getting together to review applications,” Fleming said. “We hope to have somebody on by February, but more likely it will be March.

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Thomas Nelson Launches New Nursing Programs at Historic Triangle Campus

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The Virginia Peninsula – The Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) Nursing Department has expanded its offerings to include two new programs at the Historic Triangle (HT) campus. A $151,000 grant from the Williamsburg Community Health Foundation facilitated the addition of an Accelerated Evening/Weekend Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Registered Nurse (RN) Articulation Program and a generic RN Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program.

Awarded last year, the grant was combined with funds from TNCC for a $249,500 project enabling the College to address a nursing shortage in greater Williamsburg by training and graduating qualified nurses as soon as possible. The funds also went toward equipping a Historic Triangle Nursing laboratory with state-of-the-art instructional and practical supplies to include computers and an automated mannequin for students to practice hands-on patient care, among other vital equipment.

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