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Nursing Receives $25,000 Grant from Duke Energy

FLORENCE, S.C. (March 22, 2022) – The Nursing program at Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) recently received a $25,000 grant from Duke Energy.

The grant that was presented to the FDTC Educational Foundation will help fund scholarships as well as classroom supplies. Duke Energy has been a long-time partner of the college and has contributed to its growth and success. The grant funding will help FDTC combat the national nursing shortage as it places more graduates into the workforce.

“I cannot thank Duke Energy enough for their continued support and this generous donation,” said FDTC President Dr. Jermaine Ford. “The funding will aide our Nursing students as they pursue their dreams in the health care field. Student success is our primary goal, and partners like Duke Energy play a significant role.”

FDTC currently has an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program as well as a Practical Nursing (PN) program.

“You might not immediately think of Duke Energy when you think of nursing, but it’s a profession critical to our success,” said Mindy Taylor, government and community relations manager for Duke Energy. “At nuclear plants like Robinson, it’s imperative to have full-time nurses to complete the medical exams required by our regulator. Ensuring a quality pipeline of nurses in our community not only powers our community, but helps keep the power on, too.”

Graduates of the ADN program are prepared to work in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics and outpatient centers. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for an Associate Degree in Applied Science and may apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing Practice (NCLEX-RN). The ADN program is worth 68 credits, and it is five semesters long.

PN program graduates are also prepared to work in a variety of settings, and upon completion of the program, the students are eligible to apply to take the licensure boards for Licensed Practical Nursing Practice (NCLEX-PN). The PN program is three semesters long, and students will attain 48 credits.

For more information on FDTC’s Nursing program, please email or call 843-661-8324.

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