Chattanooga State Nursing Program Offers Information Sessions In September

Friday, August 23, 2013

The Division of Nursing and Allied Health at Chattanooga State Community College will present a series of information sessions during the month of September for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the health care field. Topics of discussion will include the application process, admission requirements, the selection process, curriculum details, licensing and credentialing examinations, career opportunities and more. All of the information sessions will be held in the Health Science Center (HSC) on the main campus.


Attendance is mandatory for the dental assisting program’s one-hour information session scheduled for Thursday, September 5 at 5:30 p.m. The session will take place on the second floor of the HSC in room 2028. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing karen.castleberry@chattanoogastate.edu. The deadline to apply for the 2014 fall semester is June 15, 2014.


On Tuesday, September 10, two information sessions for the registered nursing program are scheduled at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the first floor of the HSC in room 1083. Both information sessions will last approximately two hours. Reservations are not required. Attendance is strongly encouraged, but not mandatory for admission into the program. The application deadline for the Paramedic to RN transition program is January 15, 2014. The application deadline for the RN program is March 15, 2014.


The respiratory care program strongly encourages, but does not require attendance at its hour-and a-half long information session scheduled for noon on Wednesday, September 11 in HSC room 2117. A reservation is not required. The deadline to apply for the respiratory care program is May 15, 2014.


The dental hygiene program does not require a reservation for its information session scheduled on Friday, September 13 at 1 p.m. It will last an hour-and-a-half. The session will be on the second floor in HSC room 2031. Attendance is strongly encouraged, but not required. The dental hygiene program’s application deadline is February 3, 2014.

An hour-long information session on September 24 is scheduled for the health information management program in HSC room 2106 at 5:30 p.m. Again, a reservation is not required, but attendance is required for entrance into the program. Students interested in pursing this career path must apply by May 5, 2014.


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