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News Article | May 3, 2017
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LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has analyzed more than a dozen metrics to determine the best two-year and four-year schools in North Carolina for 2017. 50 four-year colleges and universities were ranked, and Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Wake Forest University and Queens University of Charlotte were the top five. Of the 50 two-year schools also made the list, with McDowell Technical Community College, Rockingham Community College, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Pitt Community College and Durham Technical Community College taking the top five positions. A complete list of schools is included below. “Students in North Carolina have a lot of options when it comes to earning a certificate or degree, but the schools on our list have distinguished themselves as being a cut above the rest,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Not only do they offer solid educational programs, they also have career services that lead to strong post-college earnings.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in North Carolina” list, all schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is ranked on additional statistics including the number of degree programs offered, the availability of career and academic resources, the opportunity for financial aid, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in North Carolina” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in North Carolina for 2017 include: Appalachian State University Barton College Belmont Abbey College Bennett College Brevard College Campbell University Catawba College Chowan University Davidson College Duke University East Carolina University Elizabeth City State University Elon University Fayetteville State University Gardner-Webb University Greensboro College Guilford College High Point University Johnson C Smith University Lees-McRae College Lenoir-Rhyne University Livingstone College Mars Hill University Meredith College Methodist University Montreat College North Carolina A & T State University North Carolina Central University North Carolina State University at Raleigh North Carolina Wesleyan College Pfeiffer University Piedmont International University Queens University of Charlotte Saint Augustine's University Salem College Shaw University St Andrews University University of Mount Olive University of North Carolina at Asheville University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of North Carolina at Pembroke University of North Carolina Wilmington Wake Forest University Warren Wilson College Western Carolina University William Peace University Wingate University Winston-Salem State University The Best Two-Year Colleges in North Carolina for 2017 include: Alamance Community College Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Beaufort County Community College Bladen Community College Blue Ridge Community College Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Cape Fear Community College Carolinas College of Health Sciences Carteret Community College Catawba Valley Community College Central Carolina Community College Central Piedmont Community College Cleveland Community College Coastal Carolina Community College College of the Albemarle Craven Community College Davidson County Community College Durham Technical Community College Fayetteville Technical Community College Forsyth Technical Community College Gaston College Guilford Technical Community College Halifax Community College Haywood Community College James Sprunt Community College Johnston Community College Lenoir Community College Martin Community College McDowell Technical Community College Mitchell Community College Montgomery Community College Nash Community College Pamlico Community College Piedmont Community College Pitt Community College Randolph Community College Rockingham Community College Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Sandhills Community College South Piedmont Community College Southeastern Community College Southwestern Community College Stanly Community College Surry Community College Vance-Granville Community College Wake Technical Community College Wayne Community College Western Piedmont Community College Wilkes Community College Wilson Community College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.


Neuls P.D.,Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital | Clark T.L.,Nash Community College | Van Heuklon N.C.,UW Hospital and Clinics | Proctor J.E.,Susquehanna Health Neuroscience Center | And 5 more authors.
Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy | Year: 2011

Objective: The purpose of this systematic review was to complete a comprehensive search and review of the literature to determine the ability of the Berg Balance Scale (BBS) to predict falls in the elderly with and without pathology. Specifically, the cutoff score that is most predictive of falls in the older adults and the sensitivity and specificity of the BBS in predicting falls. Methods: A search of English-language-based literature with relevant search terms using the OVID, CINAHL, PubMed, and MEDLINE search engines from 1985 to March 2009. Results: Nine studies warranted inclusion in this systematic review after evaluation for article objectives, inclusion criteria, and scoring 5 or more out of 10 on the Physiotherapy Evidence Database scale. Five studies addressed the elderly population (x - = 65 years) without pathology. The remaining 4 studies addressed elderly participants with neurological disorders. All 9 studies reported sensitivity and specificity of the BBS in predicting falls. Sensitivity and specificity results varied greatly depending on the cutoff score and the author's objectives. Eight of the 9 studies recommended specific cutoff scores. Discussion and Conclusion: The BBS alone is not useful for predicting falls in the older adults with and without pathological conditions. Given the varied recommended cutoff scores and psychometric values, clinicians should use the BBS in conjunction with other tests/measures considering unique patient factors toquantify the chances of falls in the older adults. This study recommends research to formulate a scoring algorithm that can further enhance the clinician's ability to predict falls in the older adults. Copyright © 2011 The Section on Geriatrics, American Physical Therapy Association.


News Article | November 6, 2016
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) has announced it’s picks for the nation’s Best Medical Assistant Programs for 2016-2017. Comparing online and on-campus Medical Assistant programs around the U.S., the higher education information and resource provider awarded top overall scores to Youngstown State University, Goodwin College, North Seattle College, Peninsula College and the University of Alaska Fairbanks among four-year programs, and Pitt Community College, Haywood Community College, Augusta Technical College, Piedmont Community College and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College among two-year programs. “Like many other jobs in healthcare, there is a growing demand for up-and-coming medical assistants,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “Students looking for the best programs in the nation can turn to these schools, who we found to offer the best combination of overall quality and value when it came to Medical Assistant education.” To qualify for a spot on the Best Medical Assistant Programs list, schools must meet several standard requirements. Colleges must hold regional accreditation and be registered as public or private not-for-profit entities. Each must also provide career placement services to students. Scoring for qualifying schools is determined by comparison of over a dozen value-based metrics and statistics, including student-teacher ratios and financial aid offerings. A complete list of colleges on the Best Medical Assistant Programs list is included below. Details on where each specifically ranks and the data and methodology used can be found at: Alamance Community College Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Athens Technical College Atlanta Technical College Augusta Technical College Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Bunker Hill Community College Carteret Community College Central Community College Central Georgia Technical College Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Clark State Community College Columbus Technical College Eastern Arizona College Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus Edison State Community College Forsyth Technical Community College Fox Valley Technical College Gateway Community and Technical College Georgia Northwestern Technical College Haywood Community College Henderson Community College Lanier Technical College Maysville Community and Technical College Metropolitan Community College Mid-State Technical College Moultrie Technical College Mount Wachusett Community College Mountwest Community and Technical College Nash Community College North Georgia Technical College Northland Pioneer College Oconee Fall Line Technical College Pamlico Community College Piedmont Community College Pitt Community College Richmond Community College Santa Fe Community College Savannah Technical College South Georgia Technical College South Piedmont Community College Southeastern Technical College Southern Regional Technical College Southwestern Community College Southwestern Oregon Community College Stanly Community College Terra State Community College Wilkes Community College Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Arkansas Tech University Baker College of Auburn Hills Baker College of Clinton Township Baker College of Flint Baker College of Muskegon Baker College of Port Huron Broward College Cabarrus College of Health Sciences California College San Diego California College San Diego Centralia College City College - Fort Lauderdale Clarion University of Pennsylvania CollegeAmerica - Cheyenne CollegeAmerica - Colorado Springs CollegeAmerica - Denver CollegeAmerica - Flagstaff CollegeAmerica - Fort Collins CollegeAmerica - Phoenix Columbia Basin College Concordia University-Wisconsin Davenport University Daytona State College Eastern Florida State College Florida State College at Jacksonville Goodwin College Highline College Idaho State University Jackson College Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale Lake Washington Institute of Technology Lewis-Clark State College Miami Dade College Palm Beach State College Peninsula College Pensacola State College Remington College - Shreveport Campus Remington College - Tampa Campus Seattle Community College - North Campus South Texas College Stevens-Henager College Trocaire College University of Akron Main Campus University of Alaska Anchorage University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash College University of Cincinnati - Clermont College University of North Georgia Wright Career College Youngstown State University About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.


News Article | December 1, 2016
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Tackle The Tar, a signature project of the Rocky Mount Rotary Club, held its first 5K Obstacle Course Race and Family Fun Day in 2016. The primary goal of the event was to raise scholarship funds to send local students to local colleges. In its inaugural event, the Rotary Club presented $36,000 in scholarships to Edgecombe Community College, Nash Community College, and NC Wesleyan College. This event is an action-packed 5K run which includes traversing the area surrounding the Rocky Mount Sports Complex. The course includes 15 or more obstacles such as climbing walls, ropes, barrels, slip-n-slides, a fire pit, and of course a mud pit! Last year there were over 400 runners and even more are planned for 2017. The first heat begins at 9 a.m. There are fun races as well as competitive races. Cash prizes will be given for first, second and third place winners in the timed heats. But that’s not all! It’s actually three days of family fun beginning May 18, 2017. Tackle The Tar will be featured on Thursday night with Live Music and adult beverages. On Friday, there’s a Kids' Fun Run and Movie Night, and on race day, there’s arts and crafts vendors, children’s activities, bounce houses, food trucks, adult beverages, and more. The public is invited out at no charge as a spectator to show support for this great cause. Those who would like to be a participant in any of the races or be a sponsor in this event should please visit http://www.tacklethetar.com. Volunteers are also needed. Feel free to email at info@tacklethetar.com with any questions. Rocky Mount, NC has a lot to offer with over 100 restaurants and 2,500 hotel rooms. It’s a great place to visit or stay. About the Company: Whether a lifelong resident, a first-time visitor just passing through or a traveler on the hunt for a new adventure, Nash County offers an interesting and exciting blend of experiences, historical attractions, and special events sure to pique the interests of many. From New York City to Miami, or Murphy to Manteo, Nash County anchors the Interstate 95 (I-95) and US Highway 64 (US 64) interchanges, making it easily accessible from every direction and the perfect destination for all special events.

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