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ECC Practical Nursing Ranks Fourth in NC

Edgecombe Community College’s Practical Nursing program is ranked #4 in the state by a national nursing advocacy organization. The top seven schools on the list received a 100 percent score, and Edgecombe Community College was listed as fourth based on program size. “We are very proud of our Practical Nursing program,” says Ami Denton, […]

Students Benefit from Mass Casualty Incident Simulation Training

More than 200 students, instructors, and area emergency medical personnel responded to multiple trauma scenarios through a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) simulation event held October 21 on the Rocky Mount campus of Edgecombe Community College. The event was organized and directed by Adam Culbertson, fire and EMS coordinator at ECC. This marked the second MCI […]

Nursing Students Hold Health Literacy Fair

Edgecombe Community College Associate Degree Nursing students held a Health Literacy Fair recently on the Tarboro campus. Health literacy is the ability to obtain and understand health information needed to make informed decisions regarding one’s care. Limited health literacy is associated with poor health. The students chose health issues common to Edgecombe and Nash counties […]

Respiratory Therapy Earns Continued Accreditation

The Respiratory Therapy program at Edgecombe Community College has received continuing accreditation by the national Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). According to a letter from a CoARC official, “The program met or exceeded all currently set thresholds for success on each of the required outcome measures. This is an accomplishment of which you, […]

Surgical Technology Students Already Employed

All of the students in Edgecombe Community College’s Surgical Technology program have jobs and are working in healthcare facilities. Four students are in the current cohort that is nearing completion: Erin Deckard, Crystal Gray, Destiny Horton, and RayAnn Spruill. Surgical Technology is a five-semester associate degree program at ECC. When students complete the requirements for […]

Fall Classes Underway

Fall semester is in full swing at Edgecombe Community College. Shown is Tim King, program chair of Respiratory Therapy, explaining concepts to students. There is still time to enroll in classes at ECC through the Fall Mini-Term. These eight-week classes begin October 17. Fourteen courses are available, twelve are online. Contact

Practical Nursing Graduates Hold Pinning Ceremony

Practical Nursing graduates at Edgecombe Community College participated in a recent pinning ceremony. Clockwise from bottom left are Martina Garcia, Hannah Pilgreen Davis, Summer Macaluso, Ijanee Marie Bobbitt, Darla Dionne DeBlois, John Hardy Kennedy Jr., Crystal Stinson, Laura Briggs, Haley Marie Collins, Jarell Ham, Marais Michelle Sanchez, and Jaimie Estebana Andrade. These graduates are eligible […]

Nurses Receive Superior Score on Licensure Exam

May 2023 graduates of Edgecombe Community College’s Associate Degree Nursing program scored 97 percent on the national licensure exam for registered nurses, besting the national pass rate by 10 percent. According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) pass rate for 2023 is 87 […]

ECC Graduate Joins Instructor to Help Others

For one Edgecombe Community College alumna, the college experience didn’t end at graduation. Cassidy Ingram completed ECC’s Surgical Technology program in December 2022. Earlier this year, she joined Suzi Shippen-Wagner, program chair of Surgical Technology, on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. They spent a week there, assisting in cataract surgery on patients in […]

Radiography Graduates Earn Certification

Eight of the nine members of the Radiography Class of 2023 at Edgecombe Community College have earned their certification, becoming registered radiographers and earning the title R.T.(R)(ARRT), which signifies Registered Technologist in Radiography by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Nine students graduated from the program in May 2023. The graduates are certified nationally as […]