Virginia Appalachian TriCollege Nursing Program splitting into three stand alone programs
The Virginia Appalachian TriCollege Nursing Program is splitting into three independent nursing programs after being together for four decades.
According to a news release, the former combined programs of Mountain Empire Community College, Virginia Highlands Community College, and Southwest Virginia Community College will split apart, set to take effect in May. Dr. Adam Hutchison, Virginia Highlands Community College President, says this decision has been months in the making, but he expressed confidence that the reorganization efforts will strengthen nursing at each of the three colleges.
Dr. Kristen Westover, president of Mountain Empire Community College, also said, “The very same desire for excellence that led to the formation of the consortium is now leading to this new chapter of stand-alone programs.”
Students that attend each of the three college’s for nursing beginning in the summer will be the first graduates of the new nursing programs.