SGTC’s Crisp County Campus Pins 19 Nurse Aide Students
South Georgia Technical College held a pinning ceremony for the Crisp County Center campus’ 19 Nurse Aide (CNA) program students recently, signifying the completion of their program and pinning them as graduates.
In addition to being pinned and receiving their completion certificate at the ceremony, the students who participated in the CNA Technical Certificate of Credit program will now be eligible to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment program (NNAAP) – the exam that will determine their full certification with the state.
Of the 19 students, 12 were local high school students who enrolled in the CNA program through the Dual Enrollment program, which allowed them to gain college credit while still completing their high school diploma. As a result, those 12 students are now eligible to begin their career before they even completed high school.
CNA instructors Brandy Nipper and Shanice Barnum pinned each graduate with a special Certified Nurse Aide pin. Graduates of the program included: Jalia Banks of Cordele, La’Kea Byron of Cordele, Jakerria Daniels of Cordele, Charissa Harrell of Cordele, Neffie Harvey of Cordele, Natasha Jones of Cordele, Tamia Jones of Cordele, Marquita Lewis of Cordele, Kristi Lovell of Cordele, Destiny Lucas of Cordele, Tionne Martin of Cordele, Chamiia Mency of Cordele, Baily Nipper of Cordele, Simeryia Paul of Cordele, Heather Powers of Cordele, Shontorria Ross of Cordele, Cameron Taylor of Cordele, Fantasia Tellis of Warwick and Mekyra Woodson of Cordele.
The ceremony was held in the SGTC Auditorium on the college’s Cordele campus. Julie Partain, Dean of Enrollment Management at the Crisp County Center, delivered the welcome for the day and spoke alongside program coordinator Cathy Freeman who explained the program to the attendees. Graduate Tionne Martin delivered the prayer, and Guest speaker Cynthia Barnes then spoke to the graduates about the journey that lies ahead of them. Nipper and Barnum also each delivered speeches about their experience with the class.
The ceremony comes just two weeks after SGTC’s Americus campus pinned 30 CNA students – all of which were local high school students in the Dual Enrollment program.
For more information about the CNA program or the Practical Nursing programs offered at the Crisp County Center campus, contact Brandy Nipper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Georgia Technical College is currently registering students for the compact eight-week Summer semester which will begin on May 30. A special enrollment and registration day will be held on May 29 on both campuses and will allow new and returning students to meet with their advisor and enroll in classes. For new students, orientation sessions will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on the Cordele campus and at 9:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on the Americus campus.