Partnership gives nursing students a new location to learn

Partnership gives nursing students a new location to learn

PARAGOULD, Ark. (KAIT) - A major partnership between a local college and hospital will open doors for many students.

Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and Black River Technical College have joined forces to provide a second location for their registered nursing program.

While 24 students will receive training at the Pocahontas campus, the other 24 will attend sessions at AMMC.

A traditional, in-class setting will be provided at the AMMC location as well as video conferencing.

Chief Nursing Officer Lana Williams with AMMC said the program will greatly benefit Paragould.

“This program is very vital to our community and it is our goal of Arkansas Methodist Medical Center to provide excellent health care to the community,” Williams said.

The Arkansas State Board of Nursing must give one final approval on Jan. 9 for advising to begin at AMMC.

After that, students can begin registering for the program which begins next August.

There are also scholarships available for the program. To learn more, call 870-239-7000.

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