In 2012, Jamestown Community College received a ranking of "Top Performing Public Two-Year College." Some of the factors that went into its ranking included: graduation rate, completions per every 100 students, student aid per recipient, and percentage of students receiving federal Pell Grants.
Add one more factor to that high ranking for the college: its nursing program. Recently, the institution celebrated 50 years of offering the educational courses that have proved to be highly valuable for many of its graduates.
The program is so successful it relocated in the summer from the Carnahan Center to the third floor of the Arts and Sciences Center on JCC's Jamestown campus. It has a capacity of 220 students and the new location features two large classrooms with state-of-the-art teaching podiums and two 10-bed clinical laboratory units with upgraded simulation rooms.
There's always a high demand for this occupation by care facilities throughout the state and region. With the program's expansion, JCC is continuing its mission of helping its students while also assisting health-care patients today - and in the future.