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Thirteen graduate from WCC nursing program

By Staff Reports
Published in News on August 6, 2010 1:46 PM

Wayne Community College recognized the 13 members of its Practical Nursing class of 2010 in a formal pinning ceremony recently.

The annual ceremony includes presentation of nursing pins, nurse's creed scrolls and roses by the faculty of the program; lighting of lamps, symbolic of Florence Nightingale going onto the battlefield with a lantern; and recitation of the "Practical Nurses Pledge." It marks the passage from students to professionals in the practice of nursing.

This year's graduates include Brandy Broome, Michelle Casey, Shelby Lee Jones, Jacquelyn Kressin, Jessica Lord, Kimberly McClement, Yolanda Sloan and Emelda Tabe of Goldsboro; Kelly Brock of Mount Olive; Katherine Sasser of Smithfield; Yvonne Stallings of Kinston; Ashley Hooks of Wendell; and Kimberly Turner of Fayetteville.

Mrs. Lord was presented the 2010 Practical Nursing Outstanding Student Award for achieving high standards in both the classroom and clinical components of the program. She maintained a high grade-point average while juggling a family that includes her husband and children, ages 4, 6 and 11.

Once they pass the National Council Licensure examination, graduates can begin working as licensed practical nurses.

The college's practical nursing program is a limited-admission, three-semester program that is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.