Category: Health

NC in short supply of nurses

RALEIGH, N.C. — The World Health Organization has declared 2020 the “Year of the Nurse” in celebration of Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday. Nightingale is considered the founder of modern nursing. In North Carolina, healthcare experts say there aren’t enough nurses to keep…Read More »

Isothermal Practical Nurses Hit High Marks

SPINDALE (Jan. 13, 2020) – The Practical Nursing program  at Isothermal Community College has a 98.6 percent average pass rate for the last three years—2017, 2018, 2019. The PN program continues to provide Rutherford County and surrounding areas with qualified nurses. This…Read More »

Must be 21 to buy tobacco

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has raised the federal minimum age to buy tobacco. Last week, the President signed the legislation into law but there was not a set date as to when it would go into effect. The FDA has…Read More »