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News Release

John Tyler Community College to Hold Nursing Pathways Open House

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Holly Walker
Public Relations Manager
804-594-1530
hwalker@jtcc.edu

Secondary Media Contact:
Heather Busch
Creative Services Manager
804-594-1532
hbusch@jtcc.edu

Released on April 14, 2011

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – Nursing pathways, a new initiative by John Tyler Community College’s nursing program, is designed to help prospective registered nurses earn their associate degree faster. How? Nursing pathways is designed to work with AP and dual enrollment classes, so students in high school can actually begin working on the prerequisite classes required for students applying to John Tyler Community College’s nursing program.

Students (8 – 12 grades), parents and school counselors are invited to learn more by visiting the College’s Nursing Education Center, located at 1051 Johnson-Willis Drive, for a nursing pathways open house on April 28, 2011. Two sessions will be held. The first will run from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., and the second will run from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Both sessions will include a presentation and a tour of the facility. Those interested in attending must RSVP online at www.jtcc.edu/nursingpathways or by calling 804-622-8700 by April 26, 2011.

John Tyler Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education and is the fifth largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. With campuses in Chester and Midlothian and off-campus classrooms throughout the area, John Tyler offers quality and economical opportunities for students who want to earn a degree or certificate, transfer to a four-year college or university, train for the workforce, or switch careers. The College, which served more than 13,690 students during the 2009 – 10 academic year, offers 17 associate degrees, seven certificates and 35 career studies certificates. The institution also serves 20,000 non-credit students and more than 1,000 companies and government agencies annually through the Community College Workforce Alliance. The College also is committed to sustainability. In July 2010, it received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification for its Midlothian Campus Science Building, becoming the first in the Virginia Community College System to receive such recognition. John Tyler Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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