Wor-Wic Expands Nursing Program -- Again
July 24, 2006

To help meet the staffing needs of area hospitals, Wor-Wic Community College will expand its nursing program by adding another 32 slots over the next two years.

In the spring of 2007, the college will admit 16 additional students into the certificate practical nursing program, which prepares graduates for jobs as licensed practical nurses (LPNs). The expansion raises the number of slots in the certificate program from 64 to 80.

The new LPN students will complete the certificate program in December and will be eligible for admission into Wor-Wic’s associate of science degree program that will begin in January of 2008. This will increase the number of slots in the degree program from 64 to 80 for a total of 160 students.

This growth of the program is similar to the expansion that the college implemented in the fall of 2002 and fall of 2003. That expansion was made possible with the financial assistance from area health care facilities and other donations received through the college’s recent Three-Way Challenge Campaign. Wor-Wic is indebted to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center for their financial support for the 2007 expansion.

In order to be considered for admission into the new LPN class that will begin in January, prospective students must complete the admission requirements by the first Friday in October.

Due to the limited number of spaces available in these programs, selection is on a competitive basis. Nursing admission information packets are available in the Wor-Wic admissions office at the college campus on the corner of Route 50 and Walston Switch Road in Salisbury or on the college Web site.