NASHVILLE, TN — Volunteer State Community College has chosen Kim Christmon as the next Dean of the Health Sciences Division. Christmon has most recently become the associate professor and director of the Respiratory Care Technology program. In addition, she has been teaching at Vol State for seventeen years.
Christmon aims to take on a role that allow her to serve students, faculty and staff. She aspires to continue moving the division forward while helping others reach their unique set of goals.
In addition to her new position, she also works as a Registered Respiratory Therapist in Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy and a Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She received both of her education from Tennessee State University.
Health Science Division of Vol State Community College offers degree and certificate programs which are designed to prepare students for career in specific health care occupations. The programs range from one semester to two academic years, or between six to twenty months.
In Vol State Community College, Christmon aims to create new types of certificates for some programs that focus on graduates who are in the workplace, but want to gain advanced experience in specific area of expertise.
To facilitate the aims, Health Sciences Center of Emphasis (COE) provides quality, continued education programs for the health related disciplines. These programs provide Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) courses monthly. In addition, there is also Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic refresher courses periodically.
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