SoutheastHEALTH ‘s College of Nursing & Health Sciences makes a difference when it comes to educating people for vital careers in healthcare.
The college celebrates 20 years of success in 2012. By year’s end, the college will have graduated more than 1,000 students since its inception, most of them in nursing.
It began as a nursing school but in more recent years it has added other programs, preparing people for careers as radiology and surgical technologists and medical laboratory scientists.
Southeast has a rich history of nursing education, dating back to the opening of Southeast Hospital in the late 1920s. From 1928 to 1932, the Hospital operated a nursing school on its campus.
Southeast re-established its nursing school in the early 1990s at an off-campus site. The school had one classroom and a staff of five, including three faculty members. The first class of students, numbering 15, graduated in 1992.
Since then, the college has relocated twice, expanded services and boosted enrollment. The college is now located in the Bank of America building at 2001 William Street. It has five classrooms, four learning labs, a science lab and a computer lab. The staff now numbers 35, including 23 faculty.
About 225 students are enrolled in the college at any one time. This year, a total of 93 students are expected to graduate, including 66 who will have earned associate degrees in nursing.