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NETC graduates largest RN Class in ten years

ADN Class of 2018

Northeastern Technical College graduated their tenth and largest Associate Degree in Nursing class with 27 nursing students receiving their pins on Thursday, May 3, in Cheraw.

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.

Nursing graduates includes: Katrina Anderson of Cheraw, April Carter of Chesterfield, Jessica Ellerbee of Society Hill, Bronson Eslick Jr. of Patrick, Fredrica Goodson of Blenheim, Georgianna Harps of Fork, Jessica Hernandez of McColl, Latonyia Hunter of Latta, Rachel Jacobs of Cheraw, James Johnson of Jefferson, Stephania Koeppel of McColl, Tiffany Lawrence of Bennettsville, LaToya McGriff of Mt. Croghan, Sabrina McFadden of Lydia, Amber McInnis of Bennettsville, Candy McKinney of Florence, Elissa Miller of Bennettsville, Fallon Pammel of Bennettsville, Holly Pate of Chesterfield, Nehal Patel of Jefferson, Nolan Ramsey of Mt. Croghan, Brittany Rape of Pageland, Della Ratley of Hamer, LaQuan Richardson of Pageland, Madison Sellers of Patrick, Peggy Spears of Clio, and Jessie Tillman of Cheraw.

Two nursing graduates were recognized for their academic achievement during the program. James Cody Johnson of Jefferson, received the Award for Outstanding Clinical Performance, and Sabrina Amanda McFadden of Lydia, received the Award for Registered Nursing Academic Excellence.

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

During the ceremony students 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.

Pictured above: Northeastern Technical College's Associate Degree in Nursing Class of 2018 with instructors. Pictured are: front row, from left: Jessica Hernandex, Holly Pate, Brittany Rape, Fallon Pammel, Bronson Eslick Jr., Jessica Tillman, Candy McKinney, and April Carter; middle row from left: Jessica Ellerbee, Stephania Koeppel, Madson Sellers, Tiffany Lawrence, Nehal Patel, Katrina Anderson, Peggy Spears, and Della Ratley; back row from left: Nursing Instructor Nancy White, Latonyia Hunter, LaQuan Richardson, Nolan Ramsey, James Johnson, Latoya McGriff, Sabrina McFadden, Amber McInnis, Rachel Jacobs, Fredrica Goodson, Georgianna Harps, and Elissa Miller.

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