The McLeod Health Foundation recently donated $75,000 to Florence-Darlington Technical College’s (FDTC) Nursing Program.
The gift will provide funding for educational and training resources, including simulation and learning lab facilities for nursing students who are being educated and trained to work in the regional medical workforce. More than 100 students complete FDTC’s Nursing Program each year, and many of them find jobs at McLeod Health.
“We’re extremely grateful to our partners at McLeod Health,” said Edward Bethea, FDTC Interim President. “I can’t say enough about McLeod and their willingness to help our nursing students. We’re very fortunate to have McLeod as our educational partner and employer of our graduates.”
FDTC has a longstanding partnership with McLeod Health. The education provided by FDTC allows McLeod Health to hire high quality graduates that easily transition from the classroom to the high caliber, professional working environment at the hospital. Many of FDTC’s students intern at McLeod Regional Medical Center before graduating.
“Ever since there’s been nursing programs at FDTC, McLeod Health has been a strong and dedicated partner,” said Lauren Dorton, Interim Executive Director of the FDTC Educational Foundation. “By once again making this gift to our current Associate Degree of Nursing program, McLeod shows their continued support of our students and the quality education that they receive here at FDTC.”
The Nursing Program is housed on the FDTC Health Sciences Campus that is located in downtown Florence on 320 West Cheves Street.