LPN program receives re-accreditation
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Posted by: Andrea Yoxall
Licensed practical Nursing program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School has been re-accredited
for five more years. The program opened in 1978 with 20 students but was
increased to 30 students the following year.
In seeking re-approval, the college submitted
documentation regarding the college, the program and its facilities, and the
qualification of the administrator and faculty, as well as adequate support
staff. The program also submitted
information and tables about the curriculum, clinical resources, and written
student policies. While here, the three site visitors from the Kansas
State Board of Nursing visited with administrators, general education faculty,
students, community members and nurses at Southwest Medical Center.
Strengths include the faculty, library,
simulation laboratory experiences, documentation of faculty meetings and strong
support of the college, clinical sites and community.
The SCCC/ATS Practical Nursing program is the
only program in the state of Kansas that has had a 100 percent pass rate on the
National Council for Licensure Exam for the past five years. The overall
pass rate on the NCLEX-PN in the history of the program is 99 percent.
Faculty members are Nancy Bansemer, Sandy
Brisendine, Diane Miller, Tracey Gardner, Laurel Lahita, Sandy Wolfram, and