Donor HelenMarie Dolton's financial support underscores her lifelong commitment to nursing education. She began her career at Mercer in 1967, when she initiated the college's Nursing program. She later became chair of Nursing and Allied Health, then chair of the Division of Science and Allied Health. During her career she saw more than 2,000 students graduate from the program. Since her retirement in 1992 she has worked as a volunteer with her church and Senior Net.
Johnson and Johnson's "Campaign for Nursing's Future" is a multi-year public awareness campaign launched in February of 2002, designed to enhance the image of the nursing profession, recruit new nurses and faculty, and help retain nurses currently in the profession. In January 2006 the campaign was honored with the Ron Brown award for corporate leadership at a White House ceremony.
of Johnson & Johnson's support, this fall Mercer launched a new
program to prepare participants in one semester for jobs as Certified
Nursing Assistants or Home Health Aides. The noncredit program is designed
to be an entry point for students interested in entering the health
professions. MCCC is partnering with Lawrenceville Nursing and Rehabilitation
Center, which will serve as the clinical site for hands-on training.
Last year 78 students graduated from Mercer's Nursing program. After earning their associate degrees in Nursing, the students are eligible to take the licensure exam to become registered nurses. Mercer also works with Capital Health System and St. Francis Medical Center in cooperative nursing programs.
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