New River CTC nursing students help with COVID-19 vaccination clinic

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Students in New River Community and Technical College’s practical nursing program have assisted in administering over 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines at vaccination clinics in Summersville.

“This is a great experience for our students,” said Practical Nursing Program Director JoAnna Perry. “We’re happy to be able to help administer vaccinations to help our local clinics and health departments meet the demand for the COVID-19 vaccine.”

New River CTC offers the 11-month certificate program in practical nursing at the college’s campuses in Beaver, Lewisburg and Summersville. The curriculum provides students with classroom and clinical experiences in the areas of medical-surgical nursing, maternal-child nursing, geriatrics and mental health nursing and includes courses in pharmacology and nutrition. The program prepares graduates to take the National Council License Examination – Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). Successful completion of this examination is required for practical nursing licensure.

Applications for the college’s practical nursing program are being accepted now through April 1, 2021. The practical nursing program is one of more than 40 of New River CTC’s degree and certificate programs that qualify for free tuition through the WV Invests grant program.

For information about other programs at New River CTC, visit, email or call 866-349-3739.

New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver).