Vol State Respiratory Program grads pass national test

Submitted on January 26, 2010 at 2:40 PM

The Respiratory Care Program at Volunteer State Community College is celebrating a big accomplishment. All 16 students in the 2009 graduating class passed the national credentialing exam on the very first attempt. It's the third year in a row that Respiratory Care grads have had a 100 percent pass rate. The students must pass the National Board for Respiratory Care exam to be credentialed, and they need to be credentialed to get a good job. Vol State Allied Health programs traditionally have very high pass rates. The national average for respiratory care students is 51 percent.


The 2009 Vol State Respiratory Care Program graduating class. Front row, left to right: Kristi Dalton of Hartsville, Stephanie James of Bethpage, Kaitlin Withers of Mt. Juliet, Jasmine Hooten of Nashville, Hollie Dickerson of Carthage, and Rachel Carroll of Portland.

Second row: Cory Martin-Program Director, Erika Burgett of Hartsville, Anna Gambrell of Portland, Charm Sullivan of Cookeville, Kelly Gibson of Goodlettsville, Paige Frasier of Gainesboro, Meredith Comer of Cookeville, Kim Christmon- Director of Clinical Education, Leslie Ashcraft of Goodlettsville, Katie Christopher of LaVergne, and David Phillips of Cookeville.

Third row: John Borgen of Lascassas, and Mike Pierce of Nashville.

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