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NETC Graduates 16 from Associate Degree of Nursing Program

2017 Nursing Grads

Northeastern Technical College graduated its ninth Associate Degree in Nursing class on Friday, May 5, in Cheraw.

After two-years of intensive studying and clinical rotations, the nursing students graduating from the program, were ready to celebrate the significant milestone on their pathway to a noble career as a registered nurse.

Dr. Kyle Wagner, Northeastern Technical College president, began the ceremony by welcoming students and guests, and offering the college's congratulations to the nursing class on their achievement.

The nursing program prepares students to take the National Council of Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) in order to become fully licensed registered nurses (RN).

Nursing graduate, Jessica Sides of Bennettsville, spoke to the audience on behalf of her classmates, thanking both family and friends for their support over the past few years. She then addressed her classmates, taking them for a ride down memory lane, speaking of the ups and downs of their shared experience.

Scott Adams, RN, BSN, was selected by the students to be the guest speaker for the pinning ceremony.

During the ceremony two graduates were presented with achievement awards. Jessica Lynn Griggs of Patrick, received the Award for Outstanding Clinical Performance, and Jessica Flyth Sides of Bennettsville, received the Award for Registered Nursing Academic Excellence.

Class member, Carrie Rhyne of Chesterfield, performed the dedication of the nursing pins and explained the significance of the three symbols of nursing: the cap symbolizes service to those in need; the nursing pin symbolizes medical care for the wounded and sick; and the lighted lamp symbolizes the continued search for knowledge and enlightenment.

Each graduate of the nursing program wore a nursing cap and received a pin and symbolic lamp, which was then lit as graduates recited the Nightingale Pledge in memory of pioneer of modern nursing Florence Nightingale.

The ceremony concluded with NETC President, Dr. Kyle Wagner officially presenting the Associate Degree in Nursing Class of 2017 to the audience.

Nursing graduates include: Brittany Nicole Bell of Patrick, Candace Ann Beverly of Bennettsville, Brittany Nicole Bradley of Pageland, Stacy Nicole Brewer of Pageland, Shannon Lawson Fomenky of Bennettsville, Rachael Kelley Hopkins of Hartsville, Rosie Anna Maria McCormick of Dillon, Mica Starr Pate of Bennettsville, Carrie Rhyne of Chesterfield, Rebekah Robinson of Bennettsville, Adrienne Danielle Russell of Chesterfield, Jessica Flythe Sides of Bennettsville, Courtney Elizabeth Weaver of Chesterfield, Heather Kristin West of Pageland, and Pamela Rouse Williams of Bennettsville.

Photo Caption: Pictured above is Northeastern Technical College's Associate Degree in Nursing Class of 2017. Pictured are: front row, from left: Courtney Weaver of Chesterfield, Carrie Rhyne of Chesterfield, Adrienne Russell of Chesterfield, Mica Pate of Bennettsville, Rachael Hopkins of Hartsville, and Nursing Instructor Nancy White, RN, MSN; second row from left: Brittany Bradley of Pageland, Shannon Fomenky of Bennettsville, Candace Beverly of Bennettsville, Stacy Brewer of Pageland, and Heather West of Pageland; back row, from left: Rebekah Robinson of Bennettsville, Jessica Sides of Bennettsville, Rosie McCormick of Dillon, Brittany Bell of Patrick, Jessica Griggs of Patrick. Not shown is Pamela Williams.

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