September 2, 2008
Branscum completes nursing program
Raising three teenage children and working full-time as Cowley College’s
Lead MICT Instructor, Cindy Branscum somehow managed to find the time
to complete the School of Nursing program through Excelsior College in
Albany, New York.
Branscum began the program in 2004 and graduated in June. She took the NCLEX test Aug. 15 to become a registered nurse.
“Cindy was able to complete the RN program while maintaining full-time employment and was always available to help the students,” Cowley College vice president of academic affairs Slade Griffiths said. “This is a great personal and professional accomplishment for her, and will bring additional depth and breadth to our MICT program and healthcare classes as well.”
At Cowley, Branscum teaches the college’s 12-month MICT program. Her job is to make sure the students complete all of their requirements so at the end of the program they are eligible to take the National Registry Exam to become a certified paramedic.
“I hope this will open some doors for my students and with “RN” behind by name they will realize I paid the same dues they did,” Branscum said.
Along with teaching 58 credit hours at Cowley, Branscum also works part-time for Sedgwick County EMS. Being an RN allows her another form of patient care.
“I am very proud of what she has accomplished while working at Cowley College,” Griffiths said.