Nursing Schools Almanac names STCC among Top 75 nursing schools in New England
Students in STCC’s School of Health & Patient Simulation have an opportunity to work with patient simulators in the acclaimed SIMS Medical Center.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield Technical Community College has been named one of the top 75 nursing schools in New England.
The research team at Nursing Schools Almanac conducted a detailed assessment of more than 3,000 schools nationwide, and only 15 percent made its list of the top nursing school in each geographical region. The New England rankings include Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Nursing Schools Almanac evaluated each nursing school in the region on three dimensions:
- The institution’s academic prestige and perceived value
- The breadth and depth of nursing programs offered
- Student success, particularly on the NCLEX national licensure exam
STCC’s nursing program was ranked No. 70. According to Nursing Schools Almanac: “Springfield Technical Community College offers an (associate degree in nursing) program with a rigorous curriculum of classroom lecture, nursing skills laboratory, and patient simulation in the school’s nationally recognized SIMS Medical Center. Clinical rotations take place each semester in a variety of hospitals and healthcare agencies throughout Springfield and the Pioneer Valley region of Western Massachusetts.”
STCC’s Director of Nursing Lisa Fugiel said, “The talented faculty and staff go the distance for our nursing students. Their commitment is a big part of our success as a program.”
Christopher Scott, dean of the School of Health & Patient Simulation, said, “Our nursing program is highly competitive. We challenge our students to do their very best. When they graduate, they are prepared to start their careers as registered nurses or transfer to a four-year institution to continue their education and pursue a bachelor’s degree.”
Scott said the school offers students the opportunity to work on patient simulators in the SIMS Medical Center at STCC, a unique program in the region.
This past fall, the School of Health & Patient Simulation started offering a new health science degree program that exposes students to a range of health care careers in an immersive and rich learning environment.
Interested in applying to one of health programs for the spring semester, which begins Jan. 22? Call the Admissions Office at (413) 755-3333 or visit stcc.edu/apply.
About Springfield Technical Community College
Founded in 1967 and located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, STCC is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC, a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and an Achieving the Dream Leader College, offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. STCC’s highly regarded transfer programs in business, engineering, liberal arts, science and technology continue to provide the most economical options for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of more than 7,400 day, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.
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Jim Danko, firstname.lastname@example.org, (413) 755-4812