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Carroll College’s Nursing program celebrates high achievement

Posted at 12:01 PM, Mar 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-22 14:01:23-04

HELENA — For 45 years, Carroll College has successfully graduated over 1,000 students with a Bachelor’s in Science Nursing.

An average of 90 percent of students, from their sophomore year up to graduation day, pass the nursing program, leaving nursing students with years of applied learning; prepped and ready to work, as they transition from clinicals to the hospital floor.

Senior student, Katie Foster, expressed her like for the program stating, “The cool thing about Carroll is that our professors really encourage us if we know what we want to do to start in a specialty.”

Last year, the program successful saw a 100 percent pass rate on the RN national licensure exam and with that, each year, Carroll enrolls about 40 nursing students inducted into their competitive program.

Ellery Dixon, another soon-to-graduate senior said, “You get fully prepared of how you are going to react in a controlled and safe environment, so that once we are outside of the program and in the hospital then we have that experience.”

By the time Nurses in the program are Seniors, an average of one-third professional Nursing positions are lined-up upon graduation.


The program’s chair, Karmen Williams, a former OB Nurse for over 30 years said, “We are lucky and blessed that we have probably eight mid-level Manikins and we have four high-fidelity manikins.”

Carroll’s small classes and innovative teachings set their students apart, ensuring each and every one with a unique and tailored education.

“You know the saying, ‘not just for school but for life,’ Karmen continued, “This is really true, our students are out there helping, in the community.”

Story by Christine Sullivan