Colonial Heights, VA– For those interested in a healthcare career, Southside Regional Medical Center Professional Schools (SRMCPS) waives the $70 application fee for military and their dependents. In order to process the credit to their account, the applicant must be able to provide a valid military ID card.
Dana Swales took advantage of the waived application fee and is a current nursing student at SRMCPS. Upon her husband’s retirement from Fort Lee, they discussed the possibility of her returning to school to follow her dream of becoming a nurse. Dana had visited many of the various nursing programs in the local area. She states, “I ultimately decided on SRMC as it just felt right to me.” Since her enrollment in the program, she discovered that the class size is relatively small which lends to more one-on-one instruction, and faculty members not only encourage you to succeed but are always available to ensure you receive the additional help that you may need. She also states, “The program is as difficult as it should be, but it’s fully worth the hard work!”
The school is open to any individual 18 years of age or older. Individuals under the age of 18 may be admitted if they are a high school graduate or if they possess a GED or high school equivalent. Students must meet the required program pre-requisites and have graduated from a regionally accredited high school, state-recognized home school or the equivalent.
Upon completion of meeting specific program education requirements, students will receive an Associate Degree for their program of study: Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nursing or Radiation Sciences. Following graduation, students are eligible to take national board exams. “In 2016, all three programs achieved 100% pass rates on national board exams. We are so proud of our students,” states Cynthia Parsons, Vice President of the Professional Schools.
SRMCPS, located at 430 Clairmont Court, Suite 200, in Colonial Heights, is comprised of three academic programs: Nursing, Radiation Sciences and Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The schools have a technologically advanced, 24,000 square foot campus that includes spacious classrooms with audio/video capabilities, a computer lab, SmartBoards, Wi-Fi, a nursing simulation lab with mannequins, two radiography labs and a sonography lab. Since its founding in 1895, the Professional Schools has graduated thousands of students who have made many remarkable and valuable contributions to the communities in which they live and work. SRMCPS is accredited by several organizations and certified to operate by The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). Southside Regional Medical Center is owned in part by physicians. For more information about the Professional Schools, please visit SRMConline.com/ProfessionalSchools or contact the school at 804-765-5800.