5983 Macon Cove
Memphis, TN 38134-7693
Union Avenue Campus
737 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103-3322
901/333-STCC * www.southwest.tn.edu
DATE: May 2, 2002
CONTACT: Calvin Burns, (901) 333-5338 or Marilyn Duncan, (901) 333-4247
VA Administrator to Keynote Southwest's Nursing Seminar
The Department of Nursing at Southwest Tennessee Community College is
sponsoring a seminar from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 4, in the
Forrest Room at the Peabody Hotel. Betty Alsup, chief nurse at the
Veterans Administration Hospital in Memphis, is the keynote speaker. The
cost is $35 per person. A donation will be made to the Southwest Nursing
Dr. Shiphrah Williams-Evans, Chair and Professor Department of Nursing,
states the event is being given in honor of the Southwest Nursing Alumni
Association. "Special recognition will be given to the Nursing Advisory
Board and community liaisons that supported the department throughout its
accreditation process and subsequent national accreditation by the
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)," states Dr.
Southwest's Nursing Department was recently awarded the maximum
accreditation of eight-years by the NLNAC. The Department of Nursing,
located on the Union Avenue Campus of the College, was established in 1979
and is designed to prepare graduates for immediate licensure and
For the past two years, Southwest's nursing graduates have maintained a 92
percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Exam for Nurses. The
state average for that exam was 89.74.
Last year, Southwest's nursing graduates did extremely well on the
National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The
Southwest graduates had a 100 percent pass rate on the NCLEX-RN during the
first reporting period, and a 96 percent pass rate during the second
reporting period. The national average for the NCLEX-RN was 85.7.
For additional information about the seminar or the Department of Nursing
at Southwest, call the College at (901) 333-5425.
Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.