By Tim Fultano
CCC Journalism Program
BLACKWOOD – As of the fall 2011 semester, Camden County College will no longer offer a nursing program to students due to the increased demand of bachelor degrees in nursing the school cannot offer.
This will affect a number of Camden County College students who are part of the college’s co-operative nursing program.
Jessica Halt, a manager at a local Wawa, had plans to go back to school during the day and continue working at the local convenience store to support her pursuit of her nursing degree. When told that Camden County College is ending its nursing program, she said, “That’s not what I was hoping would happen at all. I wish they would have told me this when I took a trip there earlier in the year to check out the campus.”
Halt, a resident of Sicklerville, a community near Camden County College’s Blackwood campus, now has to figure out what she will do next. She is not alone. She said some of her friends were thinking of doing the same thing she was going to do but now their plans changed also.
As of the fall 2011 semester the college will stop accepting new nursing students. It will graduate its final nursing class in spring 2012.