Southern Crescent Technical College

Upson Regional Medical Center Donates to Newly Expanded RN Program

Pictured are the new Flint cohort ASN students, two ASN Instructors (Dr. Gayla Love and Ms. Amy Adams), the Program Coordinator of ASN (Angie Ballard) and Carman Templeton (Director, Education & Medical Surgical Unit) and Lane Hardy (Chief Nursing Officer) of URMC, and Jay Dober, IT Department for URMC

Members of the Upson Regional Medical Center (URMC) team recently visited the new Associate of Science in Nursing (RN) program on the Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) Flint River Campus in Thomaston. URMC recently donated six Stryker hospital beds, six Medline IV poles, a Pyxis medication machine, a Medline vital signs machine, and five laptops and five laptop carts for the ASN Program.

SCTC President Dr. Alvetta Thomas stated, “We are extremely grateful to our partners at Upson Regional Medical Center for their support and generous donations to the College for the RN program. We know this partnership will allow the graduates of this program to become qualified nurses and secure meaningful employment in the healthcare field.”

Twenty students have been accepted into this new cohort being offered on the Flint River Campus for Spring Semester 2020. They will be housed in the newly renovated building A on the Flint River Campus in a space specifically designed for the RN program. The renovated space will house state of the art equipment, along with a simulation room where students will use their knowledge to replicate “real life” scenarios. Simulation, with the use of manikins, allows students to “practice” critical thinking skills, psychomotor skills and decision making skills in a safe and controlled environment.

Spring Semester marks the first semester that Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) has offered the RN program on the Flint River Campus in Thomaston. The approval was granted by the Georgia Board of Nursing at the November 2019 regular meeting.

“The approval of this expansion of SCTC's Associate Degree Nursing program marks a significant gain for our college and community in meeting the demand for qualified registered nurses,” said Dr. Alvetta Thomas, SCTC President. “This approval results from several years of planning and strong support from both our community and our local healthcare partners.”