Cordele Dispatch, Cordele, GA

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March 28, 2006

SGTC graduates practical nursing students

CORDELE — In an impressive candlelight ceremony, 10 graduates of the South Georgia Technical College’s Practical Nursing Program received their pins.

The traditional pinning ceremony dates back to the 1800’s when Florence Nightingale pioneered the profession of nursing. The pin represents the school that the nurse attends and she will wear it proudly in the years to come as a part of her uniform.

The lamp that was lit during the ceremony will always shine brightly as a symbol of the care and devotion the nurse administers to the sick and injured in the practice of nursing. The student wears a white uniform representing her entrance into the nursing profession.

The 10 students completing the program were Ramona Booker, Charlette Dixon, Alicia Edmondson, Trisha Free, Shenika Freeman, LaKeon Gaskin, Marshanda Hamilton-Holmes, Tabitha Riggian, Jessica Tanner and Monica Westbrook.

The Practical Nursing Program is 15 months long and prepares the graduate to sit for the State Board of Examiners of Practical Nursing examination for licensure in the state of Georgia.

The 10 students were pinned before family and friends and completed the program by saying the nursing pledge in the candlelight from the lamps lit by their instructors, Cathy Freeman and Kim Massey.

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