Darcy Allen - RN Class of 2000The
KCC Nursing program has given me a sense of professional pride and integrity
regarding the nursing profession. Additionally, the nursing program provided
me with a solid knowledge base in order to build a career. The special
opportunities offerred such as Advanced EKG and ACLS has enabled me to attain
a job in the specialty of my choice. I encourage anyone interested in nursing
to consider the KCC Nursing Program.
Cashmere Lopez - RN Class of 1992
The Kauai Community College's Nursing program gave me a solid foundation
which enabled me to excel in all aspects of nursing. It also prepared
me to become and active and competitive students at UH Manoa's Baccalaureate
Nursing Program. I am proud to say that I am a graduate of Kauai
Community College. (Cash is now a Nursing Instructor at KCC. She completed
her BSN at UH Manoa and is scheduled to complete her Master's in May 2001.)
Debra Dannog - LPN Class of 1996
Graduating from the best nursing program in the State of Hawaii gave me the
opportunity to choose the different fields of nursing where I could work, get
a good paying job
and support my two children.
Mark Whitehill - RN Class of 1990
I entered Kauai Community College as an adult interested in becoming a
nurse. Kauai Community College, recognizing the special educational
needs of adults in college, made it possible for me to earn an Associate
Degree in Nursing. Since I graduated I have helped build a home health
agency staffed with a number of Kauai Community College graduates. The
Nursing Program played a major part in the development of the staff and
therefore the agency. Without Kauai Community College we wouldn't be
here doing what we' re doing today.
Mary Beth Terheggen - Class of 1976
The Kauai Community college Nursing Program gave me the education and
clinical training to prepare me for a broad career in nursing. I have
had many opportunities in my 20 years of practice at Wilcox Hospital which
range from Medical Surgical to Emergency Room to Same Day Surgery. I am
currently training for Post Anesthesia Care. The Kauai Community
College Nursing Program is important as it provides nurses for our community.
The Kauai Community College Nursing Program Provides Graduates with
Many Varied and Rich Opportunities for Practice.
gain experience in Kauai's rural community hospitals where they gain the
expertise to function as "generalist" practitioners in both
acute and long term care.
- Graduates also receive an extensive exposure to
rural community health practice through clinical rotations in community
social and health agencies as well as community based clinics.
- Graduates have clinical exposure in an urban
referral hospital for pediatric rotations
Over the last five years graduates from the
Kauai Community College Nursing Program have have found employment in the
field of nursing within 9 months of graduation at a 95% rate. This
represents both graduates seeking employment on-island, in the State of
Hawaii, and on the mainland.
Graduates of the Kauai Community College
Nursing Program easily transfer into Baccalaureate Education. The
content in nursing and general education courses is accepted by most upper
division schools of nursing and since the Kauai Community College Nursing
Program is fully National League for Nursing accredited transfer of credits