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18 graduate from Practical Nursing Program

2017 LPN Class

18 Northeastern Technical College students made a pledge to the nursing profession on December 7, during the practical nursing pinning ceremony held at the college's main campus in Cheraw.

Graduates include Erin Allison of Bennettsville, Bettie Atkinson of Hartsville, Hayley Baker of McBee, Lily Barefoot of McBee, Gregory Boan of Bennettsville, Fykemia Bridges of Bennettsville, Amanda Bryant of Bennettsville, Sarah Chisholm of Hartsville, Debbie Cowart of Jefferson, Hailey Deese of Mt. Croghan, Sheridan Estep of Patrick, Kimberly Gaddy-Waugh of Timmonsville, Shanequa Ingram of Bennettsville, Teresa Lawrence of Bennettsville, Angela Lewis of Darlington, Chistopher Polson of Cheraw, Alex Tyner of Patrick, and Shante Watson of Wallace.

This was the 25th class to graduate the 12-month practical nursing program since its inception in 1993.

The nursing students were recognized before family members, friends and college administrators for successfully completing the rigorous program that prepares them to take the National Council Licensure Examination in order to become licensed practical nurses.

Two students were recognized for their achievements in the nursing program. Erin Allison received the Practical Nursing Academic Excellence Award for having the highest grade point average and showing determination, dedication and perseverance. Lily Barefoot received the Jean L. Harris Award for Outstanding Clinical Performance for exemplifying "the total nurse" and having superior clinical skills.

Class President Chris Polson spoke to the audience about the journey he and classmates made towards earning their practical nursing certification, and NETC nursing instructor Pam King was the guest speaker for the event.

During the pinning ceremony, each student wears the traditional white nursing uniform and is formally presented with a specially designed NETC nursing pin and a symbolic lamp.

Class Vice President, Angela Lewis explained the meaning of each symbol, and told the story of Florence Nightingale, the pioneer of modern nursing, before she and her classmates recited the Nightingale Pledge and performed a ceremonial lighting of their lamps.

NETC President Dr. Kyle Wagner, provided the welcoming remarks and thanked friends and family members who provided encouragement and support for those going through the practical nursing program. Dr. Wagner also formally presented the practical nursing class of 2017 to the audience at the closing of the ceremony.

Pictured above: Northeastern Technical College's practical nursing class of 2017 with instructors: back row, from left, Instructor Pam King, Gregory Boan, Hayley Baker, Sheridan Estep, Lily Barefoot, Hailey Deese, Bettie Atkinson, Erin Allison, Debbie Cowart, Amanda Bryant, Kim Gaddy-Waugh, Chris Polson, and Instructor Hope Pigg; front row, from left, Alex Tyner, Theresa Lawrence, Shanequa Ingram, Shante' Watson, Fykemia Bridges, Angela Lewis, and Sarah Chisholm.

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