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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 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 […]

Radiography Grads Earn National Certification

Nine out of thirteen graduates of the Radiography program at Edgecombe Community College have sat for and passed the national certification exam, becoming registered radiographers and earning the title R.T.(R)(ARRT). “The testing center had canceled several testing dates due to COVID-19, but our students persevered,” says Desiree Duncan, program chair of Radiography. The remaining four […]

Nursing Student Ready to Launch Her Career

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the shift from nursing student to employed nurse. Kaila Boulden, a senior in the Associate Degree Nursing program at Edgecombe Community College, is anxious to make the switch. Like other community colleges in North Carolina and per State directive, ECC began shifting face-to-face courses to online delivery mid-March. Several exceptions […]

Nursing Advanced Accreditation Reaffirmed

Edgecombe Community College’s associate degree nursing and practical nursing programs have received continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). ACEN accreditation is a voluntary peer-review process. ECC’s nursing programs first received ACEN accreditation in 2015. Though ACEN accreditation is not required for nursing education programs, it demonstrates an institution’s heightened commitment […]

Ophthalmic Program Receives Initial Accreditation

The new Ophthalmic Medical Personnel program at Edgecombe Community College has received initial accreditation from its international accrediting body. In a letter to College officials, the International Council of Accreditation Board of Directors granted initial accreditation, which signifies that graduates are eligible to sit for the International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology […]