CCC partners with DSU to host BSN/Allied Health Open House Jan. 20
CLARKSDALE – Are you looking for a career change in 2015? Do you want to increase your earning capacity in the healthcare field? If so, Coahoma Community College (CCC), in partnership with Delta State University (DSU), encourages you to attend the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Allied Health Open House Tuesday, Jan. 20, from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. at CCC’s Allied Health Center, located a 901 Ohio Ave. in Clarksdale.

CCC partners with DSU to host BSN/Allied Health Open House Jan. 20

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Fri Jan 16, 2015

CLARKSDALE – Are you looking for a career change in 2015? Do you want to increase your earning capacity in the healthcare field?

If so, Coahoma Community College (CCC), in partnership with Delta State University (DSU), encourages you to attend the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Allied Health Open House Tuesday, Jan. 20, from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. at CCC’s Allied Health Center, located a 901 Ohio Ave. in Clarksdale.

During the event, made possible through the CCC Delta Telehealth Consortium, CCC’s Division of Health Sciences will offer information on enrolling in their Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) and Practical Nursing (LPN) programs, as well as other exciting healthcare programs available at the college.

Additionally, Delta State University staff will be on-site providing information and assistance with enrollment into their online Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) program. Cash door prizes will be provided for the first 50 attendees and refreshments will be available.

“This is a great opportunity for professionals and students who are Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Associate Degree Nurses (ADN), or working towards a nursing degree certification to take their career to the next level,” said organizer Dr. Evelyn Jossell, an independent consultant for the CCC Delta Telehealth Consortium.

The CCC Delta Telehealth Consortium was created through a $700k Delta Health Grant awarded to CCC last fall by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development’s Delta Health Care Services Grant Program.

Through the grant, CCC has formed a consortium that includes project partners: DSU; the University of Mississippi Medical Center; Aaron E. Henry Community Health Services Center; Charleston High School in Charleston, MS; Madison S. Palmer High School in Marks, MS; West Bolivar High School in Rosedale, MS; and West Tallahatchie High School in Webb, MS.

The grant has two main components—educational and telehealth. Part of the educational component included the creation of a BSN pathway for CCC students through a partnership with DSU that offers a one-year, online program.

“All of our program directors will be onsite as well as faculty from Delta State, so the open house is a wonderful opportunity for those who are interested in our Health Science programs or advancing their healthcare career to learn more information,” said Beverly Overton, CCC’s Dean of Health Sciences.

In addition to the ADN and LPN programs, CCC also offers an Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) program, Paramedic program, Polysomnography (Sleep Technology) program, and a Respiratory Care program. Short-term programs include Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Phlebotomy/EKG.

For questions or additional information regarding the BSN/Allied Health Open House, contact Dr. Jossell at (662) 444-2952 or (662) 326-4614.