January 12, 2007
A nursing shortage has prompted officials at Piedmont Virginia Community College to create a new nursing program. The one year program is for Licensed Practical Nurses. It will provide job training and prepare graduates for a career or further education in the field. Officials say the new nurses will help fill a void in our community.
"Because our mission is to satisfy the needs of our community, recognizing that we are going to make a difference in the lives of our population, not just give them a job but a job that will help satisfy workforce needs," said Vice President of Instruction and Student Services Barbara Howard.
PVCC hopes to have funding for this program in place by July of this year, all in an effort to start classes January of 2008.