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Vol State Respiratory Program grads pass national test

Submitted on January 26, 2010 at 2:40 PM

The Respiratory Care Program at Volunteer State Community College is celebrating a big accomplishment. All 16 students in the 2009 graduating class passed the national credentialing exam on the very first attempt. It's the third year in a row that Respiratory Care grads have had a 100 percent pass rate. The students must pass the National Board for Respiratory Care exam to be credentialed, and they need to be credentialed to get a good job. Vol State Allied Health programs traditionally have very high pass rates. The national average for respiratory care students is 51 percent.

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The 2009 Vol State Respiratory Care Program graduating class. Front row, left to right: Kristi Dalton of Hartsville, Stephanie James of Bethpage, Kaitlin Withers of Mt. Juliet, Jasmine Hooten of Nashville, Hollie Dickerson of Carthage, and Rachel Carroll of Portland.

Second row: Cory Martin-Program Director, Erika Burgett of Hartsville, Anna Gambrell of Portland, Charm Sullivan of Cookeville, Kelly Gibson of Goodlettsville, Paige Frasier of Gainesboro, Meredith Comer of Cookeville, Kim Christmon- Director of Clinical Education, Leslie Ashcraft of Goodlettsville, Katie Christopher of LaVergne, and David Phillips of Cookeville.

Third row: John Borgen of Lascassas, and Mike Pierce of Nashville.

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