Salem Community College Receives $15,000 Grant for Nursing Programs

By: Jaina Louise Winston, Writer / Follow South Jersey Community Services Intern

CARNEYS POINT, N.J. — Through the Chemours Company, Salem Community College and the SCC Foundation have received a $15,000 grant to support the growth of their respective nursing programs.

Through the grant, the college will be able to invest in certain utilities within the Nursing Center Laboratory. The college was also able to provide the personal protection equipment for student nurses to finish their clinical rotations.

“Thanks to Chemours’ generosity, Salem Community College continues to educate vital frontline nurses for Salem County and surrounding areas during this unprecedented time,” Director of Nursing Theresa L. Covello said in a press release. “The Salem Community College Practical and Associate Degree nursing programs are committed to educating exceptional nurses who provide safe and quality care. Replenishing the workforce is critical for these essential workers as we continue to combat the pandemic and advance safety initiatives in the community.”

More than 100 students have enrolled in the college’s Practical Nursing (PN) and Associated Degree nursing program this fall, which is the highest number of enrolled in the college’s history.  The College’s nursing program was named New Jersey’s best by PracticalNursing. Due to the effect of COVID-19, there is a greater demand for medical professionals throughout the United States.

For more information about Salem Community College’s Nursing program, you can visit its official website.

This article was produced by a Follow South Jersey news intern thanks to a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the New Jersey Health Initiatives program to create hyper-local news to meet the informational and health needs of the City of Bridgeton, N.J.