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JANUARY 2017

SJR State holds nursing pinning ceremony

St. Johns River State College recently held a pinning ceremony to recognize nursing students completing the LPN Bridge to ASN program. The pinning ceremony symbolizes the rite of passage into the nursing profession. The pin is a reminder to the 11 graduates of their purpose to serve the sick and infirmed.

Students were pinned by family members. The pinning ceremony serves as the symbol of the care and devotion nurses provide. The ceremony is also a continued tradition of Florence Nightingale’s extended honor to her most outstanding nurses.

During the ceremony, St. Johns County resident Jenniffer Reis received the Academic Excellence Award for achievement throughout the two-year program.

Students from Clay County: Tristan Hall, Ferrin Holmes and Travis Spaulding

Students from St. Johns County: Amy Pellicer and Jenniffer Reis

Students from Duval County: Tanaesa Costa, Barbara Cozier, Sherri Jackson and Bridget Scott

Students from other counties: Sofiya Zvarych (Flagler) and Elizabeth Ayotte (Marion)

The LPN Bridge program is designed to assist Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) who want to take their education and skills to the next level. The program gives students a jump start on earning their Associate in Science degree in Nursing by awarding 10 college credit hours toward the degree. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

SJR State’s nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Classes are offered in Palatka and Orange Park. Applications for the Fall 2017 LPN Bridge to ASN nursing program will be accepted June 1 – 31. Specific prerequisites and requirements apply and must be completed prior to the first day of the application period.

SJR State offers additional health programs such as respiratory care, nursing assistant, health information management and radiologic technology. For more information on degree and certificate programs in the health field, call (386) 312-4176.

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