As the population ages, there is a burgeoning need for community health educators.
Berkshire Community College and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has recognized that need and on Tuesday signed an articulation agreement to start training those professionals.
BCC's nursing program will be reviewed for accreditation during a site visit on Wednesday.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing is holding a visit, which includes a public forum, on the accreditation process. ACEN has a full day scheduled including from 1:45 until 2:45 hearing from the public any questions, opinions, or concerns about the program.
Christine Martin is taking over as head of the nursing program at BCC.
Berkshire Community College named Martin the interim director of nursing on Thursday. The appointment comes a month after former director Tochi Urbani resigned from the position in the midst of trouble with the program's accreditation.
The Collaborative was created between BCC and Berkshire AHEC in the fall of 2017. Its purpose is to jointly create and launch two new non-credit, continuing education programs; to explore the possible development of for-credit health professions student education; and, to develop a shared vision for a long-term partnership/integrated organization and develop a five-year strategic plan, including some short- and mid-term financial projections.
Wynn said the change will have no impact on the students who have just returned for the semester nor does she expect that the college would miss the Sept. 30 deadline to address issues outlined by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing to resolve its status.
The Summer Academy program, first instituted in 2016, has been designed to give motivated young adults a headstart into college by providing them with two free college courses; Statistics 101 and English 101, both of which award three college credits upon completion.
The nursing program at Berkshire Community College has been placed on warning.
The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing cited the college on a number of issues, which college officials have characterizes as "housekeeping," and drops the state accreditation to "approval with warning."
The Friday night lights will shine a bit brighter in the county.
Berkshire Community College celebrated the groundbreaking of a new turf field sports complex on its campus. In just six weeks, the county will have a top-notch sports facilities for youth football, soccer, lacrosse, and more.
"This is a community asset, not a Berkshire Community College asset. This field is about bringing together families, athletes, future athletes, and kids just trying out sports to come up here and play o
The ceremony is a time-honored nursing school tradition, dating back before the turn of the 20th century. Traditionally, nursing students have conducted an honors or pinning ceremony to mark the passage of student nurse role to practice role.
To be eligible for the list, full-time students must have declared a major; completed a minimum of 12 non-repeated, traditionally graded credit hours during the spring semester; and achieved a 3.250 to 3.749 grade point average for honors, or a 3.750 to 4.000 grade point average for high honors
Ambriz moved from Nevada to the area in late May. Previously, he was working as an adviser/success coach at the College of Southern Nevada, a position he has held since 2015. Before that, he was an employer relations coordinator and admissions counselor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, from 2006-2015.
Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash turned his back on the crowd on the stage at Tanglewood Friday night, pulled out his phone, and snapped a selfie.
Behind him sat 271 soon to be college graduates with hands in the air, looking up at the camera, cheering and laughing at the selfie. It worked. It lightened up the crowd. It was a fan favorite.
Berkshire Community College has announced that Arlen Rauschkolb has joined the college as director of Information Technology and Christian Tenczar has joined as the new coordinator of Academic Computing.
Berkshire Community College and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts signed an articulation agreement on Thursday that opens the opportunity for a four-year degree in health sciences with a concentration in pre-physical therapy to BCC graduates.
Iolani DeRis and Bridget Wnukowski were among a small group of scholars honored as the highest academic achievers of the community colleges system and were presented with medallions and certificates for being named to Phi Theta Kappa’s All-Massachusetts Academic Team.