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ECC Volunteers at Farmworker Event

Edgecombe Community College Nursing students, Medical Assisting students, and instructors are volunteering at the free Farmworker Health and Resource Fair in Rocky Mount. The event is taking place every Sunday 12-4 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot on Benvenue Road. Resources include COVID-19 testing and support, food boxes while supplies last, and blood pressure and […]

ECC Practical Nursing Ranked #4 in NC

Edgecombe Community College’s Practical Nursing program was recently ranked #4 in the state by Nursing Schools Almanac. According to their website, “Our mission at Nursing Schools Almanac is to provide aspiring nurses a detailed, comprehensive, and analytical resource for selecting their future nursing school. An integral part of this effort is our annual rankings of […]

ECC Volunteers at Farmworker Event

Edgecombe Community College Nursing students, Medical Assisting students, and instructors are volunteering at the free Farmworker Health and Resource Fair in Rocky Mount. The event is taking place every Sunday 12-4 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot on Benvenue Road. Resources include COVID-19 testing and support, food boxes while supplies last, and blood pressure and […]

Graduate Turns Adversity into Advantage

Each time Aliesha Keys has faced tragedy, hardship, and setbacks, she has turned those misfortunes into triumphs. When she graduated in May 2020 from Edgecombe Community College’s Respiratory Therapy program, it was yet another example of her commitment to rise above adversity. “I knew I had to be a role model for my children,” the […]

Employees Participate in Nursing Clinicals

Clinical experiences are an important component of education and training in nursing programs at Edgecombe Community College. Each semester, nursing students spend two days each week for two months in clinicals, during which supervised students interact with patients in healthcare settings. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many clinical sites closed their doors to nursing students in […]

ECC Respiratory Therapy Graduates Rise to Demands of COVID-19

When Hailee Griffin first reported to Nash General Hospital in May, she was working under a provisional license in an effort to get more respiratory therapy graduates in the field to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. “It was like a ghost town,” Griffin says of the Rocky Mount hospital’s COVID-19 wing. “No family; no visitors; just […]

Practical Nursing Program Ranked #5 in NC

Edgecombe Community College’s Practical Nursing program was recently ranked #5 in the state after receiving a perfect score by a national nursing advocacy organization. The top eight schools on the PracticalNursing.org list received a 100 percent score, and Edgecombe Community College was listed as fifth based on program size. “We are very proud of our […]

Fall Classes Under Way

Suzi Shippen-Wagner (standing), program chair of the Surgical Technology program at Edgecombe Community College, provides an orientation to students, including (l-r) Caitlyn Stimpson, Alissa Davis, and Jeanna Geopfert, during the first day of class on August 20. Most fall classes at ECC are being delivered online, with some offered as a hybrid of online and […]

Edgecombe Community College Selects Mediasite for Faculty

Mediasite today announced that Edgecombe Community College has selected Mediasite to create video lectures that students can watch online for the next school year. The College is a member of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN) run by MCNC, a Mediasite partner. Through this partnership, all schools in the state from grades K-20 […]

Former Nursing Director Donates Masks

Edgecombe Community College student nurse Jocelyn Peters is taking safety precautions and wearing a mask during clinical training at ECC. Nursing programs are among those earmarked essential by Governor Roy Cooper. Kathy Williford, former director of Nursing programs at the College, has made and donated cloth masks for ECC nursing students and faculty to use […]