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DATE: October 9, 2001

CONTACT: Calvin Burns, 901/333-5338 or Marilyn Duncan, 901/333-4247

STCC's Nursing Department Set for Site Visit by Accrediting Board; Public Participation is Needed

The Department of Nursing at Southwest Tennessee Community College will receive its Site Visit from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) next week. This important accreditation session is set for Tuesday, October 16, through Thursday, October 18. Dr. Shiphrah Williams-Evans, Chair and Professor of the STCC Nursing Department, said public participation plays a crucial role in this three-day visit by the NLNAC.

"We need people from every segment of the community to participate in the Site Visit," Dr. Williams-Evans emphatically stated. "This is an excellent opportunity for the community to see how we are preparing our students to meet the health care needs of the 21st Century. I am issuing a community alert. Please come out!"

The STCC Nursing Department is located on the Union Avenue Campus, at 301 Walnut, Linden and Walnut. The accreditation sessions will start at 8 a.m.

Earlier this year, the Tennessee Board of Nursing gave the STCC Department of Nursing its full approval. Members of that board reviewed all aspects of program-policy development, curriculum development, recruitment of qualified faculty and staff, and the purchasing of state-of-the-art equipment.

The STCC Department of Nursing was established in 1979. STCC has developed formal partnerships with the nursing programs at The University of Memphis, Baptist College of Health Sciences, Union University, and the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center.

For additional information about the Department of Nursing and the Site Visit, call the College at 901/333-5425.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.