Nursing program shines brightly, promotes education

Published 7:00 am Saturday, August 29, 2015

More prospective nurses will probably opt to attend Pearl River Community College after receiving word that the school recently ranked highest in the state for its associate degree nursing program.

The Item applauds PRCC for its achievement in educating our future nurses.

Their nursing program not only ranked highest in Mississippi but it also received the honor of being one of the top three nursing programs across the eastern part of the United States.

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It’s a big feat, which should be recognized.

PRCC, along with the other schools, was evaluated by, which provides online resources for people seeking to jumpstart their nursing careers.

Nursing programs across the country were assessed based on quality, convenience, satisfaction, affordability and value, according to a press release from PRCC.

The school passed with flying colors. The program received high marks for its graduation rate, program accreditation, pass rate on the national licensing exam and financial aid programs.

The nursing program is no stranger to providing a quality education to its students. The program was established in 1965, and will celebrate its 50th anniversary this fall.

It’s important that schools strive toward excellence, whether it’s in healthcare, science or fine arts.

A good education is the best foundation a school can provide to its students, who will one day enter the workforce. It’s great to see that a school right here in this county is being recognized for its achievements in education.

As a community, we should be proud and continue to support our community college and all they do to ensure students get the education they need to succeed right here in Pearl River County.