Tri-Rivers Nursing School Ranked #1 in Ohio


The Tri-Rivers School of Nursing was recently ranked number one in the State of Ohio by RegisteredNursing.org.  Eighty-four schools in Ohio were analyzed and 30 qualified to be ranked, said Dr. Emeline Kelly, Tri-Rivers Director of Health & Public Safety program. Dr. Kelly said RegisteredNursing.Org ranked nursing schools in Ohio by analyzing current and historical NCLEX-RN pass rates.
“They went back to the most recent years of data available up to five years, then averaged the schools’ pass rates, weighted the recency of the exam and considered the number of students taking the exam.”Dr. Kelly explained that the National Council Examination (NCLEX-RN) is the nationwide examination for licensing of nurses in the United State and Canada. Most recently the 2016 graduates of Tri-Rivers LPN to RN program achieved 100% passage of the NCLEX. In 2014 Tri-Rivers nursing program was the only RN program in Ohio with more than 10 graduates to achieve a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX-RN, in 2015 they achieved 95.6%.Dr. Kelly said the goal of the Tri-Rivers LPN to RN program at Tri-Rivers is two-fold. “First of all, we want our graduates to successfully obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse. Secondly, our students also receive education that focuses on the professional environment and current practice issues including evidenced-based practice and patient experience, in order to make them successful employees for today’s health care agencies.”

“We also place importance on continuing education by instructing our students that it is an expectation that they will obtain further education, minimally a baccalaureate degree,” said Dr. Kelly. “Additionally, we hold our faculty and staff to a high standard, relying on current practice and innovative educational strategies.”

Dr. Kelly attributes the high ranking from RegisteredNursing.Org and high pass rate of the NCLEX to her team who works one on one with students and “offers unparalleled support for students during their training.”

“We look at each individual student and work hard to support their goals of becoming a healthcare professional,” said Dr. Kelly.  Each student is different. We recognize those differences and provide the support that help them succeed.”

Katie Keller, a graduate of Tri-Rivers Patient Care Technician, LPN, and LPN to RN program, said, “I wanted to become a nurse because my grandfather was an ob-gyn in Marion, Ohio for many, many years.  He delivered thousands and thousands of babies. He had a great legacy of being a great doctor and I always wanted to follow in his footsteps. Tri-Rivers made that possible for me. I am now a Registered Nurse working at Marion General in their labor and delivery room, walking the hallways that he walked, working in the same delivery rooms and I couldn’t be happier.”

Keller said, “I’m proud of my hometown and our labor and delivery at Marion General  where I work. We have an awesome team. There are actually multiples of us who have graduated from Tri-Rivers.  “Tri-Rivers taught us teamwork.”

Dr. Kelly said at Tri-Rivers School of Nursing it is “all about relationships. We are partners with our students. Their success is our success.”

To learn more about Tri-Rivers Healthcare programs, visit tririversnursing.com. You can also direct your questions to Pam Collins at pcollins@tririvers.com or 740-389-4682 ext 5526.  Visit RegisteredNursing.org to learn more about their ranking system and see how other schools in Ohio are ranked.

Tri-Rivers Center For Adult Education’s Open House is Monday, April 24, 4-7pm at the Adult Education Healthcare & Public Safety Building, 1563 Marion-Mt. Gilead Road, Marion, Ohio. You can visit the Nursing programs, and learn about Industrial Maintenance, Paramedic, EMT, Welding and RAMTEC programs.

New Adult Welding Classes in Tri-Rivers RAMTEC

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Welding is one of the few career choices that is in high demand at all times. To meet those demands Tri-Rivers Center for Adult Education is offering three part-time classes and one full-time class in their state of the art RAMTEC training center on the Tri-Rivers campus, 2222 Marion-Mt. Gilead Rd, Marion, Ohio. Students can enroll now for the 48-hour Basic Welding class that starts January 16, according to instructor Levi Retterer.

Part Time Welding Course Offerings

“Since welders are needed in almost every industry, it gives them the flexibility to switch industries without changing careers,” said Retterer. “Most career choices have ups and downs; whereas, welding has endless opportunities that keep fueling the demand for welders.”

The three part-time classes include:

Introduction to Welding, which is designed to instruct students in welding safety and welding techniques. This 20-hour class is available Jan. 9-12 and April 17-20, 4-9pm, Monday through Thursday.

Basic Welding  teaches students the basic knowledge of shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding and oxyacetylene cutting. This 48-hour program is available Jan.16-Feb. 2 and April 24-May 11, 4-8pm, Monday through Thursday.

Advanced Welding is for the individual in the field of welding with experience in arc welding and/or has completed the Basic Welding program. This 48-hour program is available Feb. 6-23 and May 15-June 1, 4-8pm, Monday through Thursday.

The full-time 650-hour Tri-Rivers Adult Education Welding program in RAMTEC starts August of 2017 and runs through January of 2018, Monday through Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm, said Retterer. “This program covers the basics of Shielded Metal Arc Welding Flux Cored Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding with structural fabrication skills and hands-on practice and skill attainment lab sessions

Welding Brochure 650 hour course

The full-time welding program gives students the opportunity to earn industrial certifications, said Retterer.

To register for a part-time welding class or the full-time class, contact Suzy Wall at or 740-389-4682, extension 5500 or contact Holly Ramey at or 740-389-8590. Financial Aid is available for the full-time program.

 

 

 

RAMTEC instructor is a finalist for national award

mark-e_updated-webTri-Rivers RAMTEC Instructor Mark Edington, who was named Ohio’s Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)  Postsecondary Teacher of the Year earlier this year, has been selected as the 2016 Region 1 Postsecondary Teacher of the Year. He will be one of five instructors nationwide vying for the 2017 National Award at the ACTE Excellence Awards  Nov. 30th in Las Vegas, according to Larry Hickman, Tri-Rivers Chief Instructional Officer.

“This is quite an honor—a well deserved honor—for Mark,” said Hickman. “We are lucky to have his talents, experience and expertise in our RAMTEC Center. This award recognizes career and technical teachers and teacher educators who have demonstrated excellence and best practices in career and technical education at the postsecondary level.”

“Mark Edington’s dedication to career-technical education shows through his passion to share his knowledge with students,” says Christine Gardner, Ohio ACTE Executive Director. “In 2013, Edington came out of retirement to teach the new Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Training Program at Tri Rivers Career Center. As the only dual FANUC and Motoman-Yasakawa Certified Robotic Trainer in Ohio, he possesses unique skills that he has used to prepare his students for real-life situations.”

“Using a combination of theory and hands-on practice that he has learned throughout his career, Mr. Edington teaches students to react to real-world scenarios and cultivate problem-solving skills that will help them throughout their careers,” said Hickman.  “Mr. Edington was one of the hosts of Ohio ACTE’s summer conference professional development program in 2016 and continually shares his knowledge with colleagues for the benefit of all Career Tech students.

“Over the last three years in his education career, Edington has provided 245 students with thousands of hours of training. He has been instrumental in helping to fill the skilled-labor gap, not only in his community but throughout the state, as he has provided training to instructors that will be sharing this knowledge at eight regional robotics & advanced manufacturing technology education collaborative (RAMTEC) career centers,” said Gardner.  “His unique knowledge and willingness to come out of retirement to give his time to students shows his passion for career and technical education.”

The national postsecondary teacher of the year award, along with several other ACTE Excellence Awards will be announced at the ACTE Awards Banquet, a dinner and award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country.

The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers.

(Shown above with his wife, Linda, at the Ohio ACTE Awards Ceremony)

LPN to RN grads achieve 100% passage of NCLEX

2016 graduates of  Tri-Rivers LPN to RN program achieved 100% passage of the NCLEX (National Council Examination)lpn-to-rn-pix-web

The goal of the Tri-Rivers LPN to RN program at Tri-Rivers Center for Adult Education is two-fold.
“First of all, we want our graduates to successfully obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse. Secondly, our students also receive education that focuses on the professional environment and current practice issues including evidence-based practice and patient experience, in order to make them successful employees for today’s health care agencies,” said Dr. Emeline Kelly, Health & Public Safety Programs Director for Tri-Rivers.
“We also place importance of continuing education by instructing our students that it is an expectation that they will obtain further education, minimally, a baccalaureate degree,” said Dr. Kelly. “Additionally, we hold our faculty and staff to a high standard, relying on current practice and innovative educational strategies.”
Dr. Kelly attributes the high passage rate to working one on one with students and offering unparalleled support for students during their training. In 2014 the program was the only RN program in Ohio to achieve a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX, in 2015 they had 95.6%. This year 100%.

Kelly explained that they look at each individual student and work hard to support their goals of becoming a healthcare professional. “Each student is different. We recognize those differences and provide the support that helps them succeed.”

2016 Industrial Maintenance Graduation

The 2016 Industrial Maintenance Training Program recently held its graduation in the Giauque Auditorium on the Tri-Rivers Campus.  This program provides skills training necessary to perform industrial maintenance tasks in today’s manufacturing operations.  The graduates learned to design, build, test and troubleshoot.

They received hands-on training in Basic Welding, Advanced Welding, HVAC training, Basic Electricity and Electronics, Introduction to Computers and Hydraulics, Pneumatics, PLC’s, Machine Tools and more.

2016 Industrial Maintenance Graduates. Standing left to right are: Instructor Ted Davis, Joey Conley, William Goodrich, Melvin Boes, James Patrick, Walter Petty, John McDaniel, Bryon Miller, and Adult Director Richard George. Kneeling: Andrew Michalek, Ken Paul, and Mike Bisch.13323582_10156991456395578_1737894833779873615_o

Join Us for Our 40th Anniversary Open House

40th Anniversary flyer AdultTri-Rivers Center for Adult Education invites you to attend our 40th Anniversary Celebration, Monday, April 25, 2-5pm at the Adult Education Healthcare & Public Safety Services Building, 1563 Marion-Mt. Gilead Road—behind BW3 and beside MTC.

There will be tours of Nursing, Patient Care Technician and Public Safety Services Programs.

Enjoy refreshments and giveaways.

 

 

Adult Ed Catalog filled with opportunities!

Center For Adult Education Catalog-1We invite you to take advantage of all of the options at Tri-Rivers Center For Adult Education—statewide recognized programs in PN, LPN to RN, RAMTEC Training and more! The adult center offers many opportunities and “the staff is fully invested in your success,” according to Bonnie Dye, a graduate of the LPN and LPN-RN programs.

The Tri-Rivers Center For Adult Education Catalog 2016-2017 is in the mail. If you did not receive one and would like one mailed to you, please  . You can also view it here  Center For Adult Education Catalog

 

Carey Rhoades named Outstanding Alumnus

Outstanding Alumnus Carey Rhoades with Adult Director Richard George.

Outstanding Alumnus Carey Rhoades with Adult Director Richard George.

The 2016 Outstanding Alumnus Awards Evening held recently recognized “some amazing” individuals, according to Superintendent Chuck Speelman. “It is during this evening that our slogan of a school where you are allowed to, inspired to, and expected to be amazing, comes to life.”

“From an amazing dinner created and served by our Culinary Arts program, to thanking our Board members, to recognizing distinguished service and outstanding alumni, this night is important to us,” said Speelman.

Carey Rhoades Receives Adult Education Award
Carey Rhoades was the Adult Education’s outstanding alumnus. She was recognized for fulfilling Tri-Rivers mission of “being a responsible community member and embracing learning as a life-long process,” said Adult Director Richard George.

Rhoades began her journey at Tri-Rivers in 2005 in the Public Safety Services program where she became a certified Emergency Medical Technician, said George. At the same time, she was pursuing her studies to become a nurse. In 2006 she completed the Tri-Rivers Practical Nursing program and passed her NCLEX-PN on her first attempt.

However, George said Rhoades’ had a desire to continue to advance in her chosen field. “During this time, Emeline Kelly, our director of nursing and Public Safety Services, presented a proposal to the Ohio Board of Nursing that would allow Tri-Rivers to offer an LPN to RN Transitions program. It was approved and Rhoades was part of our inaugural LPN to RN class,” said George. In 2009 she earned her license as a Registered Nurse.

Rhoades has used her training, knowledge and skills that she learned at Tri-Rivers to excel in nursing. She is currently the Director of the Orchard Park Facility in Bucyrus. “She also gives back to Tri-Rivers by setting up clinical sites at her facility and serving as a preceptor for Tri-Rivers LPN to RN program.”

Tri-Rivers RAMTECOhio’s Mark Edington is Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year

Mark E 3 copyRAMTEC mark awardRAMTEC instructor Mark Edington has been named Post-secondary “Teacher of the Year” by the Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education (Ohio ACTE). Edington was selected out of numerous nominations from across the state of Ohio.

This award makes him eligible for the National Association for Career and Technical Education’s Region 1 Awards.

In 2013, Mark Edington came out of retirement in order to teach in the Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing program at Tri-Rivers Career Center. Mark, a FANUC Certified Robotic Trainer and Motoman-Yaskawa Robotic Instructor in Ohio, uses a hands-on approach to teach his students, utilizing real-world examples and his experience to give students a complete picture of the field. He has provided 245 students with thousands of hours of Robotic and Advanced Manufacturing training, and is instrumental in helping to close a skilled-labor gap across the state of Ohio.

Christine Gardner, executive director for Ohio ACTE, said, “Mark was one of the hosts of our Ohio ACTE Professional Development program and continually shares his knowledge with colleagues for the benefit of all career-tech students.”

Ohio ACTE is a statewide organization that advocates for career-technical education and offers educators the information, representation, and resources they need to provide outstanding educational opportunities for students of all ages and abilities. Each year, Ohio ACTE releases its Educator Awards, which are selected out of many nominations.

National ACTE awards will be announced in November, 2016.

RAMTEC Open House Tomorrow, Feb. 3

RAMTEC Open House flyer-1Join us for RAMTEC’s Open House, Wednesday, February 3, 5-8pm. This event is for high school students, parents and adult learners.

You can tour through the facility and check our high school and adult programs. High School students can also enroll during the evening into Engineering Technologies, Advanced Machining or Welding—all three programs offer bright futures and are needed to fill the skills gap in Ohio and the Nation.

There will be food throughout the event, as well as industry demonstrations.

RAMTEC, is located on the Tri-Rivers Campus, 2222 Marion-Mt. Gilead Rd, Marion, OH.

Sophomores! Maybe you’ve already applied, or are planning to apply soon, or maybe you are still trying to decide. This Open House is a great way to get more details! Along with instructors, a guidance counselor will also be available to answer questions and to assist you with your online application. Get your application in soon! Priority Deadline is February 16, 2016. Applying on or before this date will help you get into the program of your choice.

Thank you to our sponsor: PRIME.

Questions, email RAMTEC Coordinator Ritch Ramey at