The Central Texas College (CTC) Nursing Department held a pinning ceremony Friday afternoon in the Anderson Campus Center to honor 16 students who completed the vocational nursing (LVN) program. Graduates received their nursing pins upon completing 70 credit hours of course work.
The pinning event featured the traditional candle lighting ceremony which serves as a tribute to the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. The pin each student received symbolizes a medal of excellence which Nightingale presented to her outstanding graduate nurses.
The CTC graduates are: Johnathon Bisson, Heather Courtney, Kayla Crow, Christina Deasy, Jennifer Ervin, Jodi Eyer, Amber Cothery-Jackson, Deborah Prince, Maria Ramon, Kara Richardson, Angela Saldana, Lauren Taylor, Michele Vaughn, Kristin Vidak, Pamela Williams and Stephanie Woollen.
The CTC vocational nursing program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing. It is a 12-month certificate program which qualifies the graduate to take the National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse and prepares them for practical/ vocational nursing practice in a variety of healthcare settings. Students are afforded classroom instruction and coor¬dinated supervised clinical experiences in the nursing care of clients in local affiliated health care agencies.