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CCCCD To Begin Admitting Nursing Students Twice Per year

CCCCD TO BEGIN ADMITTING NURSING STUDENTS TWICE PER YEAR

November 10, 2004 - This spring, the nursing program at Collin County Community College District (CCCCD) will begin admitting students twice-a-year into its program to address the critical shortage of nurses in its service area.

According to recent estimates, there are about 1,500 registered nurses in Collin and Denton counties. However, the projected need is for 3,000 RNs by 2007, a 100 percent increase. The college is determined to ease this shortage by increasing the number of students admitted to its program annually.

For those interested in becoming a nurse, CCCCD will offer a pre-nursing advising session from 3 - 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15, at its Preston Ridge Campus in Frisco, 9700 Wade Boulevard, in Room H-238. For more information about the nursing program, visit www.ccccd.edu/nursing. Applications are available online.

From 1995 to 2003, the CCCCD nursing program tripled its annual enrollments and graduated 424 students. The average pass-rate on the licensure exam for its students is 96.87 percent.

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.