FCMC Program Graduates First RN
Fulton County Medical Center is happy to announce their first graduate from the LPN to RN program, Lisa Saucier. Saucier began her journey June 26, 2008. She enrolled in the Excelsior LPN to RN program through the College Network and graduated, after a vigorous clinical performance nursing exam, in June of this year. This qualified her to sit for the State Board of Nursing in October.
“I would not have been able to obtain my RN if the FCMC had not helped me. Everyone was very supportive and encouraged me to move forward. It was hard but the reward was worth it,” said Saucier.
Education Director Jeff Thomas said, “FCMC is proud to show our commitment to not only supporting financially those who want to obtain their RN degree, but also to other employees of the hospital who want to enhance their knowledge, which in turn advances FCMC’s commitment to quality care for our community.”
“FCMC established the Tuition Assistance Program in 2002 by providing up to $6,000 per fiscal year to all of our part-time and full-time employees who are pursuing a higher degree or certification in a healthcare field. Those who obtain a higher degree or certification then devote a year of work commitment for every $1,000 that FCMC invests, up to six years. It is truly a win-win endeavor. Not only does it diversify and improve the excellence that FCMC is committed to, but it also sustains the employees’ ambition to become better at what they love to do.”