Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Another 100 Percent Pass Rate for Respiratory!

The Respiratory Care Program at Volunteer State Community College is celebrating another big accomplishment. All 19 students in the 2011 graduating class completed their board examinations this spring and passed the national certification exam on the very first attempt. It’s the fifth year in a row that Respiratory Care graduates have had a 100 percent pass rate on the first attempt. The students must pass the National Board for Respiratory Care exam to be credentialed, and they need to be credentialed to become licensed and gain employment. The national average first attempt pass rate for all respiratory care exam candidates is 57 percent. Volunteer State Allied Health programs traditionally have very high pass rates. Members of this Respiratory Care program will walk in the May 2012 graduation ceremony.

The Vol State Respiratory Care credentialing board examinees:
Front row, left to right: Chet Creswell, Cody Morel, Jennifer Robbins, Danna Stockton, Stephanie Gould
Second row, left to right: Kim Christmon, Clinical Director, Bruce Burdine, Melanie Walker, Carmen Webster, Falin Gautz, Barbara Proffitt, Chas Osborn, Yasi Kiani, Timothy Patterson, Justin Randolph
Third row, left to right: Christina Hughes, Jennifer Bandy, Cory Martin, Program Director, Mark Risinger, Dusty Lilly, Penny West

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