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Pathways Center, LaGrange College Form Partnership

LaGrange College has partnered with Pathways Center in LaGrange and Greenville to offer psychiatric clinical training and rotations for students pursuing their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees.

They will be working with Second Seasons’Adult Crisis Stabilization Program in LaGrange and HOPE’S Corner Child and Adolescent Crisis Stabilization Program in Greenville.

In October, 44 students received Pathways Center’s training and orientation in crisis prevention intervention, with sessions held in the college’s Nursing department at West Side. Participants learned key verbal de-escalation techniques as well as appropriate hold techniques.

Four teams were able to complete their rotations over a four- to six-week period under the direction and supervision of nurse managers at HOPE’S Corner and Second Seasons.

“The professors and administrators in the Nursing Department at LaGrange College have been wonderful to work with,” said Liz Strickland, human resources analyst at Pathways. “We are excited about the opportunity to mentor and work with future registered nurses.” Ginger Truitt, Associate Professor of Nursing at LaGrange College, helped coordinate the training.

“LaGrange College is thrilled with the practical exposure for our students,” she said. “It’s exciting to launch this new partnership with Pathways Center.”

Georgia’s oldest private institution of higher learning, LaGrange College is consistently ranked among the South’s top colleges by U.S. News & World Report. A four-year liberal arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church, LaGrange offers more than 70 areas of study with an emphasis on global engagement and service.