STC celebrates 10th annual Harvest of Health Fair

South Texas College (STC) Nursing & Allied Health opened its doors to the public for a community celebration of health on November 9 at its NAH campus in McAllen. Organized by the Community Health Outreach Committee (CHOC), a departmental organization charged with community outreach and industry partners, the theme for this year’s Harvest celebration was “Supporting Lives One System at a Time.” “This is our way of inviting students, their loved ones, and even their parents to mingle with NAH faculty,” said Dr. Jayson T. Valerio, Dean of Nursing and Allied Health at STC. “The main … Read More …

Third annual internship program welcomes NAH students from Mexico

In  June, A total of fourteen high school students arrived at South Texas College Nursing & Allied Health campus from the Unibersidad de Autonoma de Nuevo Leon for a 3-week internship program in American Nursing Education. High school students are in their second semester in the Nurse Technician Program. 2017, marks the third year for the internship program at STC. Administrators from the Unibersidad de Autonoma de Nuevo Leon along with student’s parents where welcomed by Dr. Jayson T. Valerio, Interim Dean of Nursing & Allied Health and Dr. Christie Candelaria, ADN Program … Read More …

Student of the Week: Ilissa Valenciana

Ilissa Valenciana is a student that has set no limits to her career aspirations. A graduate of Rio Grande City High School in 2012, by participating in the DEMSA program (Dual Enrollment Medical Science Academy), she was able to graduate high school with an Associate degree in biology. The Academy is designed to encourage area high school students into the health care professions by providing college course-work and health related opportunities that will motivate, educate, and prepare students for higher education in the field of medicine. Now returning back to South Texas College, … Read More …

South Texas College is authorized by Texas Legislature to offer Bachelor of Science in Nursing to registered nurses.

  South Texas College is responding actively to a call for a significant increase in Bachelor-trained nurses by the next decade. The Institute of Medicine, now called the National Academy of Medicine, is recommending at least an 80 percent increase in the number of baccalaureate-prepared nurses in the workforce by 2020. As a result of SB 2118 passed during the 85th Texas Legislative Session and signed by Governor Abbott, South Texas College will now address this demand by offering Bachelor degrees to registered nurses by fall 2018. The Texas Legislature passed SB 2118, and Texas … Read More …

South Texas College receives $223,000 grant from TWC for student training

More than 150 LVN students stand to benefit from grant, which will be used for equipment purchase and installation   As large portions of the population begin to retire, it is expected that there will be 12 million older Americans that will require long term care, according to a 2014 study conducted by the National League for Nursing. Considering that more than 70 percent of care in nursing homes is performed by Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN), it is not surprising that the vocational nursing program at South Texas College supplies one of the most high demand occupations in the Lower … Read More …

Making a difference for Valley healthcare

South Texas College teams up with Valley ISDs in an effort to increase capable nurses into the workforce In attempt to address a significant nursing shortage in the Rio Grande Valley, South Texas College is creating a pipeline to prepare even more nurses going into the healthcare profession. A gathering of at least three school districts in the region, together with STC, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance and Region One Education Service Center officially kicks off a professional nursing dual enrollment project called Project Health Education and Leadership for All (Project HEAL2). The … Read More …

South Texas College to begin offering Continuing Education Credits to nurses and nursing faculty

Two and a half years in the making, South Texas College will now be offering specialized Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) in the Rio Grande Valley. Working in collaboration with STC’s Nursing and Allied Health (NAH) campus, the college is now approved for CEUs for CNE-specific training for nurses and nursing educators throughout the region. “We are doing all we can within STC Continuing Education to develop programs for the community to take them here locally,” said Juan Carlos Aguirre, Dean of Continuing Education at South Texas College. “This is … Read More …

Registration open for Summer and Fall 2017

It’s never too late to start planning ahead for your future. Registration has begun for summer and fall sessions. With 119 degree and certificate program options available, there is something for anyone interested in accomplishing their educational and career goals. In addition to being close to home, STC is also one of the most affordable college’s in the nation. “For those students, such as high school seniors, who would like to get a jump start on their studies, our summer semesters and even mini-mesters are great options,” said Matt Hebbard, STC VP  of Student Affairs and … Read More …