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Chemours grant supports growth of SCC nursing programs

Chemours grant supports growth of SCC nursing programs
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Friday, October 30, 2020

 

Salem Community College and the SCC Foundation have received a $15,000 grant from The Chemours Company to support the nursing programs’ growth.

Chemours’ Vibrant Communities Grant has allowed SCC to install two sinks in the skills laboratory in the Nursing Center and buy personal protection equipment for the student nurses to complete their clinical rotations.

“Thanks to Chemours’ generosity, Salem Community College continues to educate vital frontline nurses for Salem County and surrounding areas during this unprecedented time,” said Director of Nursing Theresa L. Covello. “The Salem Community College Practical and Associate Degree nursing programs are committed to educating exceptional nurses who provide safe and quality care. Replenishing the workforce is critical for these essential workers as we continue to combat the pandemic and advance safety initiatives in the community.”

SCC’s Practical Nursing (PN) and Associate Degree in Nursing programs have more than 100 students enrolled this fall -- the highest enrollment in the College’s history. The rising enrollment is tied to the anticipated increased need of healthcare professionals, especially nurses, because of the impact of COVID-19.

This year, the PN certificate program was named New Jersey’s best by PracticalNursing.org and NursingProcess.org.

For more information about SCC’s nursing programs, visit www.salemcc.edu/nursing-center/nursing. A virtual information session will be held on Wednesday, November 11 at 3:30 p.m. Interested students can register to attend at www.salemcc.edu/nursinginfo.

 

Caption: Salem Community College (SCC) Practical Nursing student Lori Servis, wearing a Chemours mask, washes her hands in one of two new sinks made possible by The Chemours Company’s Vibrant Communities Grant. The $15,000 grant also allowed SCC to restock its supply of personal protective equipment. The Practical Nursing and Associate Degree in Nursing programs have more than 100 students enrolled this fall -- the highest enrollment in SCC’s history. Looking on are instructor Marybeth Chambers (left) and secretarial aide Gail Donelson.