Public Notice of Upcoming Accreditation Review Visit

Central Piedmont Community College wishes to announce that it will host a site visit for continuing accreditation of its Christa A. Overcash Associate Degree Nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

You are invited to meet with the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, 2019, in Room 4510 of the Health Careers building located at 1335 Elizabeth Avenue.

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:

Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

Or email:

All written comments should be received by the ACEN by October 9, 2019.

Join Us for a Health and Wellness Fair on Oct. 16

CPCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program will be hosting a Health and Wellness Fair on October 16, 2018, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the Worrell Gym.  Stop by to have your blood pressure checked and learn about resources for improving your personal health and wellness! Wear pink for breast cancer awareness month!  All students are welcome to attend!

CPCC Nursing Program Receives Outstanding Marks

Congratulations are extended to the CPCC Nursing program faculty – and their students – for achieving a three-year average NCLEX-RN score of 96 for Associate Degree Nursing program.

This three-year average on the national licensure exam is equal to or higher than all of the other Charlotte two- and four-year schools, as well as those higher education institutions located in neighboring counties.

“We are proud of our score. It demonstrates the consistent excellence of our students, and our nurse faculty and leadership,” said Ruth Hedgpeth, dean of nursing, health & human services, teacher education and cosmetology at CPCC. “Our mission at CPCC is to provide a competent nursing and allied health workforce for the healthcare providers within Charlotte-Mecklenburg. These scores are evidence of some of our successes.”

The CPCC Nursing Program is accredited by ACEN, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, the highest credential in nursing education.

Learn more about CPCC’s Associate Degree Nursing program.

Thank You from NC MOM-Charlotte

“On behalf of the entire North Carolina Mission of Mercy-Charlotte Ambassador group, I would like to extend my heart–felt appreciation to all members of the CPCC family who chose to donate their time and talent in support of the free dental clinic held at the Charlotte Convention Center over the weekend of September 5. Through the generous efforts of our dental, medical and community volunteers, we were able to provide treatment to 2,079 patients, totaling $1,414,000 in donated dental services. This was the largest clinic in the history of the NC MOM program. I would like to extent a special thank you to the Medical Assisting, Nursing, Pharmacy Technology, Surgical Technology, Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs’ faculty, staff and students who have so willingly embraced the program through their active participation. Over the past three years that I have served on the NC MOM-Charlotte Ambassador group, I have become convinced that we could not make this incredible outreach event so successful without the support of this college community.”

Eileen A. Clark, CPCC Dental Hygiene Instructor
NC MOM-Charlotte Ambassador


You’re Invited! Attend the ACEN Public Meeting Sept. 17

WHAT: Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) would like to invite you to a public meeting where you’ll be able to share your comments about its Associate Degree Nursing Program with a site review team from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). ACEN Accreditation

CPCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program is currently under initial accreditation review by the ACEN.

ACEN accreditation is a mark of distinction, certifying that a nursing program adheres to the highest national standards of education. To become accredited, nursing programs must demonstrate their program meets ACEN’s exacting standards of quality through an extensive review, which includes facility tours; meetings with faculty, staff and students; meetings with the public; and more.

Help CPCC garner this industry distinction and attend its upcoming ACEN public meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The general public, including nursing and healthcare professionals, alumni, students and parents familiar with the program, employers (hospitals, physician offices), etc.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 17; 4 p.m.

WHERE: Health Careers/Belk Building, Room 4510, 1335 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte

If you are unable to attend the Sept. 17 meeting or would prefer to submit your comments in written form, please email by Sept. 10.

You Can Save a Life! Project Life Comes to CPCC in February!

Most of us know someone suffering from leukemia, sickle cell anemia, or other blood cancers.  Did you know that some of these diseases can actually be cured?  Your willingness to become a bone marrow donor could save the life of someone living with these

Project Life

Project Life

deadly diseases.

CPCC is partnering with the Project Life Movement, a campus-based national marrow donor organization.  This winter, we intend to educate students, faculty and staff at CPCC about how simple it is to be included on the bone marrow registry.  If you are a match, it is also relatively easy, safe, and painless to donate the marrow that is so desperately needed by others suffering from these diseases.  Our goal is to recruit 300 new donors who will be added to the National Bone Marrow Registry List.  All that is needed from you is a simple cheek swab for a tissue sample.  It will only take about 20 minutes, and no blood sample is necessary.  Click here to read more about Project Life at CPCC, and be sure to read the FAQ link.

CPCC students are playing a key leadership role in this initiative.  The Association of Nursing Students, Cardiovascular Technology Association, Cytotechnology Student Association, Dental Assisting Club, Human Services Club, Medical Assisting Program, Medical Lab Technology Program, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Physical Therapy Assisting Program are all partnering with Student Life/Service-Learning to support this initiative.

CPCC will conduct two Project Life drives to recruit bone marrow donors:  February 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Overcash Lobby; and February 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Levine Campus 2nd Floor Foyer.  The process is simple, painless and free, requiring only a cheek swab.  No blood or other tissue collection is necessary to participate and be listed in the National Bone Marrow Registry.