TVCC Nursing & Allied Health Building and Initiative Fund
Nursing and Allied Health Professions Center and Technology Fund
As TVCC considers urgent needs for our students and our community, itâ€™s clear that we must do more to support our healthcare providers and improve access to care. An increasing elderly population, coupled with an aging healthcare workforce ready to retire, creates an imperative for TVCC to expand healthcare programs and open more opportunities for students. Along with expanded programs, we also need a new, modern building where students can learn state of the art skills.
This initiative will provide matching dollars to construct a new Nursing & Allied Health Professions Center as well as specialized technology in support of TVCC's health programs. Existing and expected State XI-G Bonds and grant funding will provide approximately 50% of the anticipated costs, with the campaign providing the remaining 50%. The new Center will be designed to increase students being trained in healthcare programs.
New and Expanded Allied Health Programs Fund
There is a growing need for additional allied health professions in our region. This fund will enable TVCC to expand our allied health programs to provide additional opportunities in the following areas:
Physical Therapy Assistant: professionals who provide support with physical rehabilitation following illness or injury
Occupational Therapy Assistant: professionals who provide support for learning or re-learning job-related and personal care skills following an illness or injury
Respiratory Therapy Assistant: professionals who help Respiratory Therapists treat patients who have heart and lung problems, or other health issues that affect breathing
Surgical Technician: professionals who provide support for clinicians in the operating room
Radiologic/X-ray Technician: professionals who provide diagnostic imaging services such as X-Ray tech, MRI tech, and CT tech
Proposed Campaign Amount
$1.3 MILLION -- SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT SUPPORT
Existing scholarship and financial aid programs do not provide all of the support our students need. TVCC is looking to create additional student support programs in the following areas.
This scholarship will benefit students who are the first in their family to go to college. It will help students who demonstrate financial need in overcoming barriers to achieve their college goals.
Business and industry is fast-paced and rapidly changing. The pandemic has only accelerated this pace of change. This scholarship is designed for individuals who are in,or have been in, the workforce and need to learn new skills for their jobs.
This scholarship will meet the growing need for financial support among nursing and allied health students as these programs grow.
These scholarships will provide financial support for students entering into degree or certificate programs in career and technical education fields. The demand for skilled employees in this area is growing rapidly.
The cost of student supplies such as uniforms, equipment, and testing fees can often reach or exceed $1,000 per student. This cost is above the support level usually provided by scholarships. This fund will provide nursing students with the financial support to help meet these costs.