Archive for May, 2018

Surgical Technology Students Maintain Perfect Pass Rate on National State Exam

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Surgical technology students
CFCC surgical technology program students have maintained a 100 percent pass rate on the National Certification Exam since the inception of the program in 2007.

The CFCC Surgical Technology Program, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), is designed to prepare individuals to function in the operating room setting. The Associate in Applied Science degree program equips its students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to operate as an essential member of the medical team.

Students are required to take the National Board on Certification in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) within a four-week period prior to or after graduation. The examination consists of 200 questions, 175 of which are scored. Students are tested on pre, intra, and post-operative care, administrative and personnel duties, equipment sterilization and maintenance, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and surgical pharmacology. To receive a passing grade, individuals must receive 70 percent or higher. CFCC students received between 80 and 90 percent on the most recent exam.

“I attribute the success of our students to the hard work of the instructors including Marcy Frazier and Kim Ward, the advanced facility and equipment we have to train our students, and the support of the local community through our clinical sites,” said CFCC Surgical Technology Program Director Chancey Funderburk. “This has led to our continued 100% pass rate on the National Board Certification Exam and 100% job placement. And it is such a privilege to celebrate over a decade of total success of our students!”

“I am so proud of the success of our surgical technology students and I am thankful for the dedication and commitment of our faculty to providing quality, innovative, and engaging instruction,” said CFCC Dean of Health Sciences Dr. Angela Ballentine.

To learn more about the CFCC Surgical Technology program, visit http://cfcc.edu/sur/.

17-Year-Old Triplets Graduate CFCC

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Triplets Graduate(From left: Molly, Sam, and Hannah Brohaugh)

Triplets Hannah, Sam, and Molly Brohaugh, age 17, graduated from Cape Fear Community College this past Friday in the college transfer ceremony.

The triplets took advantage of the Career and College Promise Program (CCP) as homeschoolers, which allowed them to enroll — full-time — in college courses as high school students set to earn their associate degrees early.

Though unseparated their first semester, they began taking classes on their own in subsequent terms. Sam noted, “At Cape Fear, we were really taught to be independent.”

Hannah admitted, “I was always hesitant to tell people how old I was in fear that I’d be treated differently. And I thought the transition from homeschool to a public college would be difficult, but it was surprisingly easy.”

When asked what made the transition easy, Molly said, “We really wanted to do well in our classes,” and agreed with Hannah who said, “I really enjoy learning, I’ve always enjoyed learning.” They credited their parents and CFCC instructors as key factors to the ease of their transition as well.

On advice they would give to their peers, Hannah said, “Know what you’re doing and put the time in, it will pay off.” On a related note, Molly said, “Plan it out. Look into the college you want to go to and find out what you have to do get there. Be organized.” Sam said, “Finish, graduate! Don’t just transfer with a handful of credits.”

Hannah, the oldest by a minute, will attend Campbell University to study nursing. Sam and Molly will attend NC State University — Sam to study civil engineering and Molly, accounting.

To learn more about the Career and College Promise program, visit http://cfcc.edu/ccp/.

CFCC Nurse Aide Students Maintain High Pass Rate on State Exam

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

nurse aide student

Wilmington, NC – CFCC nurse aide students achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Training Program State Exam.

The 2018 first-quarter report from Pearson VUE and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing National Nurse Aide Assessment Program showed that the 24 students in the CFCC Nurse Aide I Training Program all passed the exam and were registered as Certified Nurse Aides (CNA) on the NC State CNA I Registry.

Since 2015, CFCC nurse aide I students have maintained a pass rate of 98 to 100 percent on the NC State Nurse Aide I Certification Exam. This exam consists of a 75 question written exam, and a skills demonstration exam. Candidates must pass both sections to receive their CNA I certification.

“We take pride in making sure our nurse aide students receive the best education possible to excel in the healthcare field,” said Claudina McLiverty, CFCC nurse aide program director.  “The historically high exam pass rate is a reflection of the student’s hard work and dedication, as well as the support and commitment of the Nurse Aide Program faculty and staff.”

For more information about the CFCC nurse aide program, visit https://cfcc.edu/na/