US Navy sorties Hawaii-based ships ahead of Hurricane Lane

first_img View post tag: Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham US Navy ships and submarines based in Hawaii are getting underway from Pearl Harbor as Hurricane Lane travels toward the Hawaiian Islands.This was announced by Rear Adm. Brian Fort, commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, who said that ships and submarines not currently undergoing maintenance availabilities have begun to sortie and will be positioned to help respond after the storm, if needed.“Based on the current track of the storm, we made the decision to begin to sortie the Pearl Harbor-based ships,” Fort said. “This allows the ships enough time to transit safely out of the path of the storm.”Units will remain at sea until the threat from the storm subsides and Hawaii-based Navy aircraft will be secured in hangars or flown to other airfields to avoid the effects of the hurricane.The Navy orders a sortie during potentially extreme weather conditions to reduce the risk of significant damage to ships and piers during high winds and seas. Some ships will not get underway, due to various maintenance availabilities, and are taking extra precautions to avoid potential damage. Commanding officers have a number of options when staying in port, depending on the severity of the weather. Some of these options include adding additional mooring and storm lines, dropping the anchor, and disconnecting shore power cables. View post tag: US Navy Photo: Illustration. Photo: US Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg reaches 100% pass rate for National Nursing License Examination

first_imgLawrenceburg, IN  – In the most recent academic year, Ivy Tech Community College’s Lawrenceburg campus reached a 100% pass rate on nursing graduates taking the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). The NCLEX is the professional exam that nursing students are required to pass in order to receive a registered nursing license.The National Council of State Boards of Nursing published that 2020 national average for passing the NCLEX is 89.61%. Since 2018, Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg has maintained an average pass rate of 96.6% but increased to 100% in the most recent academic year.Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg offers an Associate of Science in Nursing Degree, which trains students to become Registered Nurses (RN), and a Practical Nursing Certificate, which trains students to become a Licensed Practice Nurse (LPN). The campus also offers a bridge program that allows LPNs to train to become RNs.Students interested in Ivy Tech Community College’s nursing program should visit www.ivytech.edu/nursing/ or contact Hannah Schuler, Nursing Advisory at [email protected] or 812-537-5283.last_img read more