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Harton Regional Medical Center continues to support Motlow College nursing program

November 18, 2013

Harton Regional Medical Center continues to support the Nursing and Allied Health program at Motlow State Community College with its recent donation of $5,000 to the Motlow College Foundation's fundraising campaign, 'Tomorrow's Nurse is Today's Student', which helps sustain the college's high quality nursing program.

Harton Regional Medical Center recently made a $5,000 donation to the Motlow College Foundation in support of the college's Nursing and Allied Health program. From left are Russ Spray, chief executive officer of Harton; Jan Casey Rogers, director of advancement at Motlow and Edd Hannah, chief nursing executive at HRMC.
According to Jan Rogers, director of advancement at Motlow, "Harton has been a great partner with us for many years and we appreciate their valuing education and realizing the financial challenges we face keeping our nursing program at the high level of quality it has achieved. We must keep facilities and equipment updated to ensure our students are gaining the vital skills necessary to work with technology in healthcare today."

Motlow nursing graduates consistently exceed the Nursing Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rates at both the state and national level. Nursing courses are offered at Moore County, McMinnville and Smyrna; and Motlow is a two-year RN program. Also offered is an LPN to RN Transition, which is a three-semester program, beginning in summer semester.

"Motlow's nursing program is a great asset to Harton and other medical facilities," said Russ Spray, Harton's chief executive officer. "The program produces top quality nurses with skills needed to provide our patients with the best possible care. We currently employ many nurses who received their training at Motlow."

"We encourage other hospitals, clinics, surgery centers and physician's offices in our area to follow our lead and commit to an annual donation to help sustain the high quality program and support student needs," Spray continued. "Associate degree nursing programs educate 70% of RNs caring for geriatric and long-term care patients, a fact that becomes more relevant in our aging society. More than 57% of RNs in rural settings receive their initial nursing degree through an associate degree program."

You can help by giving annually, so plan now for your 2014 budget to include the Motlow College 'Campaign to Sustain our High Quality Nursing Program'. In 2013, through efforts of the Motlow College Foundation, donations were received to provide approximately $50,000 in equipment and supplies. Included was a Meti-Man, which is a mannequin capable of being programmed for different medical situations, so that nursing students may experience sudden or life threatening changes and learn to deal with them efficiently and effectively.

Those wishing to help sustain our program may contact Jan Casey Rogers, director of advancement, at 931-393-1692 or by email at