Nursing Students Relish Graduation

It’s the time of year when college programs are coming to a close and graduation ceremonies are taking center stage. Student spending up to six years in college to obtain a nursing degree are elated to be finished, but know that challenges lie ahead. Some students and nursing schools are sharing their experiences with graduation this season.

In New Jersey, one school is announcing students awarded for excellence:

( CARNEYS POINT – Salem Community College held a convocation on May 10 for students who completed the Associate Degree in Nursing Program. During the awards presentation, the following were recognized for excellence:

Nicholas Rogan, community health nursing; Mary O’Brien, medical-surgical nursing; Lisa Myers, geriatric nursing; and Janelle Long, emergency nursing.

Angela Thomas received the Nursing Faculty Award, given to a graduate who represents the spirit of the nursing department. (Read more at

Another Nursing School announces more than 60 graduates:

(The Signal) College of the Canyons’ 62 nursing students took part in a pinning ceremony Wednesday to mark the end of their training to become nurses. The ceremony, which is an annual tradition, took part at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center in Valencia… (Read more at The Signal)

Meanwhile, one nursing school marks the first ever class of graduating nurses from its program:

(Republican American) WINSTED — Pamela Jerram, Brian Phelan and Brian Neubaum all have one thing in common — they are among the first class of nursing graduates from Northwestern Connecticut Community College who more than three years ago, when the economy tanked, were laid off from their respective jobs.

Jerram, Phelan and Neubaum were among 19 nursing graduates and 182 graduates overall who received their diplomas during a ceremony Thursday at East End Park. The nursing graduates were also given pins in a separate ceremony in Founder’s Hall auditorium. (Read More at Republic American.)

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