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Allied Health Students Going Strong at LVC





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Registered Nursing and Phlebotomy students from the Licking Valley Campus took part in the annual Community Health Fair at the Harrison County Middle School sponsored by Harrison Memorial Hospital. The RN students helped out at several different booths checking blood pressure, testing hearing and vision, offering nutritional advice, and handing out information. The RN students at the LVC are halfway through their two year degree and will graduate next May. The next Associate Degree Nursing Program will begin in August of 2010. Allied Health Advisors recommend students begin working on the pre-requisites to be eligible to apply for the next class slated to begin in August next year.

The RN program at LVC began through the acquisition of the Career Pathway Grant in 2007. The inaugural class has 21 students with two instructors, Vicky Casey-Ritchie and Deborah Williams. The RN program was built on the success of the LPN program funded by the first Career Pathway Grant awarded to Maysville Community and Technical College, Licking Valley Campus.

Phlebotomy students also volunteered their time to help draw blood samples for health screenings at the fair. This is the first class of phlebotomy students at LVC. The Phlebotomy certificate can be completed in one semester and will be offered again in August. For more information on the LPN, RN, Phlebotomy or any Allied Health program, contact Lauren Mattox at 234-8626, ext. 66412 or by email at lmattox0006@kctcs.edu.

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