Cherokee Chronicle Times

Tour the new WITCC nursing facility

WITCC management and Cherokee Chamber of Commerce members celebrated a ribbon cutting last week to reveal the new state-of-the-art nursing department and equipment at the Cherokee campus. WITCC Campus Director Dr. Darla Struck cuts the ribbon, assisted by WITCC President Dr. Terry Murrell and nursing instructor Stephanie Hill.

The Western Iowa Tech Community College Executive Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting  at the Cherokee WITCC Campus on Monday, Oct. 10 at 4 p.m.

A community reception will be held from 3-4 p.m. featuring public tours of the new nursing facility. Both the classroom and state-of-the-art simulation lab will be open to the public during that time.

The Cherokee campus recently underwent a significant renovation project to house its nursing program complete with classrooms and a fully equipped simulation lab.

WITCC offers several nursing programs for students wanting to pursue a nursing career. Once a student completes the Nursing Assistant (CNA) certificate program or works as a CNA, they can enroll in the Practical Nursing (PN) diploma program. Practical Nursing is a one-year program available through WITCC at the Cherokee Campus, with a hybrid option available to Cherokee students.

The PN diploma prepares students for the NCLEX-PN exam in order to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). When a student becomes an LPN, they progress into the second year of additional training with the Nursing-ADN program.

Graduates of the Associate Degree of Nursing program are prepared to write for the NCLEX-RN to practice as a Registered Nurse.

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