Chattahoochee Technical College has marked National Nurses Week with the formal announcement of Quetina Pittman-Howell, MSN, RN as the new dean of nursing for the college’s highly ranked nursing programs. She served previously as the college’s associate dean of nursing, after joining the college as an adjunct faculty member over eight years ago.
The Chattahoochee Technical College Practical Nursing (PN) program was ranked recently as the top nursing program in Georgia for the second year in a row by PracticalNursing.org, and the college’s Registered Nursing (RN) program was ranked as one of the state’s top three programs by RegisteredNursing.org.
“I think nursing at Chattahoochee Tech is absolutely incredible,” said Pittman-Howell. “Where can students in the state of Georgia go where both the RN and PN programs are ranked in the top three? The PN program having a ranking of number one and the RN program having a ranking of number three in the state speaks volumes.”
“Both programs have 100 percent board pass rates,” said Pittman-Howell. “To me this means that students who graduate from a nursing program at Chattahoochee Tech will have the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are needed for nursing practice.”
The American Nurses Association (ANA) declared May 6-12 as the national week to celebrate and elevate the nursing profession. National Nurses Week is a time for everyone to recognize the vast contributions and positive impact of America’s four million registered nurses, according to the ANA. Each year, the celebration ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.