At a time when COVID-19 has revealed a greater need for skilled health care workers, the state Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN) has granted initial approval to Roxbury Community College (RCC)’s new nursing program.
“Nurses are the lifeblood of any community, especially during the pandemic,” says RCC President Dr. Valerie Roberson. “RCC is honored to have the opportunity to provide a quality nursing program at an affordable price for our students.” RCC students will be able to start their two-year journey to their Associates of Science in Nursing degrees in the fall of 2021.
The RCC nursing program is led by Director of Nursing Stephanie Victoria, who started in August. “My goal is to deliver a high-quality nursing program that serves as a social justice vehicle benefiting the students, their families, and ultimately the community,” says Victoria. “RCC’s Nursing Program will embody academic social responsibility by increasing the amount of competent, caring, and inquisitive nurses available to the community. At the end of the program our students will possess the self-efficacy needed to engage, address and ultimately work towards eliminating health care disparities.” Victoria has more than 13 years of nursing experience in hospitals including Brigham and Women’s. She also has extensive teaching experience at Regis College and Massasoit Community College.
RCC offers a suite of health science programs including radiologic technology, phlebotomy, clinical medical assistant, and medical billing and coding. All programs are designed to meet immediate workforce needs, and the College regularly meets with industry leaders to update program curricula and ensure students have access to the best clinical sites in Boston.
RCC remains committed to its important mission of providing a cost-effective education and essential resources to students facing financial challenges. RCC was recently cleared from the Federal Department of Education’s heightened cash monitoring 2 list.
About Roxbury Community College
Founded in 1973, Roxbury Community College (RCC) is a comprehensive, multicultural, urban, student-centered, open-access community college. RCC offers associates degree and certificate programs, online courses, corporate and community education programs, and lifelong learning programs.