To honor nurses in the time of COVID-19, local allied health organizations have made donations to the South Puget Sound Community College Foundation to help cover the cost of all National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) testing fees for the entire graduating class of SPSCC’s 37 nursing students.

Providence St. Peter Foundation, Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, Panorama, and Capital Medical Center have all made donations to help cover the $10,000-plus cost for these tests. Typically, nursing students must cover their own NCLEX testing fees.

“To help these students with their first step into the health care field during a pandemic is extremely poignant,” stated Tanya Mote, executive director of the SPSCC Foundation. “We are so very grateful for the strong community support for SPSCC’s nursing students.”

SPSCC students in the allied health field can visit the SPSCC Foundation website to apply.