Fayetteville, W.Va. – Fayette Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (N&RC) Executive Director Sue Cogar knows the value of education. That is one reason the award-winning skilled nursing and rehabilitation center donated $1,000 to the New River Community and Technical College (NRCTC) Practical Nursing Program.
NRCTC has four campuses throughout southern West Virginia and has more than 1,100 students enrolled in courses. The four campuses are in Lewisburg, Beaver/Beckley, Summerville and Princeton and serve nine counties.
Michael Green, Executive Director for the New River Community and Technical College Foundation said they are projected to provide $130,000 in scholarship funds. The foundation’s role is to secure financial resources to complement New River Community and Technical College’s efforts in providing higher education and enhanced workplace skills.
“One of the benefits of New River Community and Technical College is our ability to quickly adapt to the changing job market,” Green said. “One example if our welding program, which has taken off with pipeline construction.”
The donation was made possible through the AMFM Charitable Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of American Medical Facilities Management (AMFM), which operates Fayette N&RC. The foundation provides money to its’ family of skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities to support community events, charities and programs.
The $1,000 donation is marked specifically NRCTC’s Practical Nursing Program. Students are provided with classroom and clinical experiences in a variety of health care settings. The program is also designed for students who want to further their education with advanced nursing programs. At the end of the Practical Nursing program, graduates may take the National Council License Exam (NCLX-PN).
“Nursing is great, in-demand field to get into,” Cogar said. “Nationally there is a nursing shortage and we want everyone that wants to become a nurse in Southern West Virginia to have that opportunity.”
For more information contact Fayette N&RC at (304) 574-0770.
AMFM operates 18 skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers throughout West Virginia. The care centers operate in Braxton, Boone, Clay, Cabell, Summers, Fayette, Hardy, Greenbrier, Webster, Wayne, McDowell, Lincoln, Wyoming, Harrison (Clarksburg & Bridgeport), Marshall, Taylor and Mercer counties.
AMFM’s mission is “to exemplify excellence in quality care to our customers by providing an environment that enhances personal growth, individuality, dignity and respect.”