Holyoke Community College registered nursing program earns lofty ranking

A national online guide to healthcare education has ranked the registered nursing program at Holyoke Community College as the best of its kind in Western Massachusetts.

In its 2020 nursing school rankings, Nursing Process listed HCC at No. 5 overall out of the 60 accredited associate degree nursing programs in Massachusetts that it considered for review, according to the independent otganizations website.

At number 5, HCC’s associate of science in nursing program was the highest ranked community college nursing program in the four Western Massachusetts counties.

“We’re grateful for the recognition. We take great pride in our nursing program at HCC and work very hard to make sure we offer our students an unparalleled educational experience,” HCC Dean of Health Services Clare Lamontagne said.

Nursing Process considers graduation rate, student-to- faculty ratio, affordability, reputation, and first-time licensing pass rate in its rankings.

HCC’s nursing programs are based in the Center for Health Education & Simulation, which opened in 2015.

For those interested in nursing or one of HCC’s other health science programs – Foundations of Health, Radiologic Technology or Veterinary Technician – the college will be holding health career information sessions over Zoom on Thurs., Nov. 5, and Thurs., Dec. 3, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

For more information, or to sign up for an info session, please visit hcc.edu/info-sessions or send an email to admissions@hcc.edu.

Registration begins Monday, Nov. 2, for HCC’s two-week January Wintersession and the spring 2020 semester.

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