South Georgia Technical College Pins 15 Nursing Students on Cordele Campus

August 9, 2018
A group of 15 females in white nurse dresses stand side by side on a stage, holding candles.
South Georgia Technical College’s Crisp County Center practical nursing students stand holding their lamps after being pinned as program graduates at the recent Nurse Pinning ceremony

South Georgia Technical College’s (SGTC) Practical Nursing program held a pinning ceremony for its 15 Crisp County Center graduates recently on the Cordele campus.

The Summer 2018 program graduates included: Sasha Cardedra Bray of Hawkinsville, Sheronda Lynn Byron of Cordele, Cassandra Lynn Cuffie of Cordele, Frankiesha LeShaun Collier of Pinehurst, Erika Michelle Davis of Cordele, Macy Lynn Edmonds of Warwick, Shamonda Linette Henry of Unadilla, Abbe Kristyn Jolly of Cordele, Lisa McLendon of Cordele, Alisa Ramsey of Cordele, Shabrekia Rogers of Ashburn, Daveta Rachel Royal of Cordele, Holly Walker of Vienna, Josey Katelyn Watson of Cordele and Rachel Alexis White of Vienna.

The ceremony featured speaking roles from SGTC’s Dean of Enrollment Management Julie Partain, Academic Dean Vanessa Wall, instructors Cathy Freeman and Brandy Nipper, and graduate Frankiesha Collier. Registered Nurse Amy Harvey served as the guest speaker during the program.

When the time came, graduates lined up to receive their pins from their instructors or loved-ones. During the ceremony, the instructors took a moment to honor Miracle Moore, a student who passed away during her time in the program.

The pinning is a nursing school tradition that signifies the entrance of a nurse into their new brotherhood or sisterhood of the career. The ceremony is often accompanied by the lighting of candles and the recitation of the Nurse’s Pledge.

Upon completion of the program, the graduates are now eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN state board exams to become official Licensed Practical Nurses. The exam consists of 85 to 205 questions and tests all areas in the nursing profession to assure practical nurses have obtained the knowledge to practice safely in clinical settings.

For more information about admission to the competitive SGTC Practical Nursing program, call 229-931-2299 or 229-271-4051. South Georgia Tech’s Fall semester begins on August 20, and will be preceded by the Registration Day 2018 event on Aug. 16. The event is for new students who would like to apply and register for classes as well as returning students who need to register for classes. Orientation and information sessions will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the Registration Day event. The day will also be highlighted by free refreshments and giveaways.

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