Jackson, Tenn (Nov. 3, 2017) – The nursing program at Jackson State Community College is inviting anyone interested in learning more about a career in nursing to visit an open house in its Jim Moss Center for Nursing. The event will be held on Monday, November 13. The facility will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. on that day.
Now in its 27th year, the nursing program at Jackson State has garnered a reputation as one of the state's best and most respected programs. The Jim Moss Center for Nursing, opening its doors in the fall of 2015, is home to state-of-the-art labs and equipment that utilize the same technologies as hospitals.
Equipment in the facility includes human obstetric, pediatric, and adult simulators that enable faculty to simulate real-life scenarios. "The new facility really does give our students an experience that better prepares them for what they will encounter in a real-world setting," said Monica Ray, admissions director for nursing.
"While the program is rigorous, the rewards are great," Ray states. "Our faculty work to ensure that our students are prepared to pass the NCLEX certification exam. Our pass rate in the spring was 100%."
The 2-year RN program also has a high employment rate. "98% of our students are employed within a year of graduation," stated Ray. "Nurses are in short supply and the opportunities in healthcare are abundant."
While a career in nursing offers a good salary (projected income for an experienced RN is $65,590), Ray mentioned that a career in nursing opens the door of possibility for a number of other career opportunities in healthcare.
"Anyone that has ever thought about a career in nursing should come to this event," stated Ray. "This is an opportunity to see what a career in nursing has to offer, and, more importantly, what Jackson State has to offer you."