HC nursing advisory committee

The Hill College Nursing Advisory Committee is composed of professionals who represent many demographics. From left are Baylor S&W Hillcrest BSN/RN Jana Spies, Alpha Omega Hospice RN Christina McElroy, HC Health and Public Services Dean Lori Moseley, retired rehab nurse and educator Glenda Gschnell, CNO Hill Regional Hospital official Lori Van Wagenen and Medical City Surgical Services RN Joe Rudisaile. Not pictured are retired public educator Veneta Edwards, American Hospice RN Michelle Kennon, Hill Regional Hospital BSN/RN Janice Markwardt and Whitney ISD official Jeanne Thompson. 

The Hill College Nursing Advisory Committee is composed of professionals who broadly represent the demographics, including ethnic and gender diversity of the service area and the occupational field in all sectors of the business community. 

Advisory members are expected to be well informed about the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the nursing profession. 

The committee meets at least once a year, face-to-face and more if needed. The committee recently met to hear about the Associate Degree Nursing and Vocational Nursing program updates.

The advisory committee includes: retired public educator Glenda Gschnell, Alpha Omega Hospice registered nurse Christina McElroy, Medical City Arlington RN Joe Rudisaile, Baylor S&W Hillcrest BSN/RN Jana Spies, Hill Regional Hospital CNO Lori VanWagenen, retired public educator Veneta Edwards, American Hospice RN Michelle Kennon, Hill Regional Hospital BSN/RN Janice Markwardt and Whitney ISD official Jeanne Thompson. 

Special guests included Hill College faculty and staff: skills lab coordinator Katina Castro, ADN Program Director Dawn Cox, VN Program Director Janis Grimland, skill lab coordinator Paula Hutchings and Health and Public Services Dean Lori Moseley. 

The Hill College nursing programs are ranked sixth in the state by RNCareers.org. The ranking is based on students first-time NCLEX passing rates, accreditation by the ACEN and CCNE, program offerings and more. 

The average NCLEX-RN passing rate is 85.90 percent. Hill College ADN’s NCLEX-RN pass rate for 2018 was 100 percent.

The Hill College nursing program offers the highest quality health-related education and training to students of our community and surrounding areas. The programs are offered in a combination of delivery methods, including face-to-face, hybrid and online courses.

The ADN program is a 60-hour Associate of Applied Science degree that typically takes two years to complete. The program offers students the ability to dedicate themselves to increase their knowledge and developing their talents thus allowing them to become highly skilled nurses able to provide patient-centered care in hospitals or other health care facilities. 

The VN program is a 48/49-credit hour curriculum leading to a certificate of completion that typically takes one year to complete. The VN program is accredited by the Board of Nursing for the State of Texas and is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to pass the National Council Licensure Examination — Vocational Nursing. 

To learn more, visit hillcollege.edu/nursing or contact Julie Britton at jbritton@hillcollege.edu or 817-760-5921.

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