SJR State holds nursing pinning ceremony

Nursing group photo
Nursing awards

St. Johns River State College recently held a pinning ceremony to recognize nursing students completing the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Bridge to Associate in Science in Nursing (ASN) program. The ceremony, which symbolizes the rite of passage into the nursing profession and the care and devotion nurses provide, is a continued tradition of Florence Nightingale’s extended honor to her most outstanding nurses.

The graduates were pinned by family members with a pin that serves as a reminder of their purpose to serve the sick and infirmed.

Carol Mosley from St. Johns County was recognized with the Florence Nightingale Award for "demonstrating outstanding scholarship, compassion toward others, leadership in class and devotion to clients and their families" throughout the two-year program.

Putnam County resident Emily Norrey received the Academic Excellence Award for "strength and dedication in achieving and maintaining academic excellence."

Students from Clay County: Amy Demeter, Ruth Moser and LaTonia Thagard. Students from St. Johns County: Desiree Delgado, Brittney Erb, Cathy Johns, Mosley, Logan Revels, Payton Revels and Amy Willingham.

Student from Putnam County: Norrey.

Students from Duval County: Wonda Bones, Charlia Kantarevic, Samantha Smith, Elizabeth Stott, Tiffany Taylor and Brandilyn Wood.

Students from other counties: Timothy Green, Jr. (Alachua County) and Breana Little (Bradford County).

SJR State’s nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, and classes are offered at the Palatka and Orange Park campuses. 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 or visit

Front Row, L-R: Wonda Bones, Charlia Kantarevic, Brandilyn Wood, Samantha Smith, Emily Norrey, Ruth Moser, Carol Mosley, Payton Revels and Logan Revels. Back Row, L-R: Breana Little, Cathy Johns, LaTonia Thagard, Amy Willingham, Timothy Green, Elizabeth Stott, Desiree Delgado, Tiffany Taylor and Brittany Erb. Not Pictured: Amy Demeter

Students in the Associate in Nursing program at St. Johns River State College were recognized with the Florence Nightingale and Academic Excellence awards at a recent pinning ceremony at the Thrasher-Horne Center at the Orange Park campus. Pictured are Carol Mosley (Florence Nightingale Award) and Emily Norrey (Academic Excellence Award).



Susan Kessler
Director of Public Relations and Publications
(386) 312-4020