SJR State celebrates ASN, PN nursing graduates
St. Johns River State College recently held a pinning ceremony to recognize the Associate in Science in Nursing (ASN) and Practical Nursing (PN) students. A continued tradition of Florence Nightingale, the pinning ceremony symbolizes the rite of passage into the nursing profession and the care and devotion nurses provide. Graduates received a pin that serves as a reminder of their purpose to serve the sick and infirmed.
During the ceremony, ASN graduates Kristyn Edenfield and Madeline Nichols, and PN graduate Estrelita Russell were awarded the Florence Nightingale Award for demonstrating outstanding compassion toward others, leadership in class and devotion to clients and their families. The Academic Excellence Award in the ASN program was awarded to Kayla Adams and Melissa Thacker. Candese Nieves was awarded for the PN program.
ASN graduates include: Kayla Adams, Hailey Paige Anesh, Bryanna Nicole Beauford, Amber Nicole Binkley, Ashley Carmichael, Autumn Faye Carr, Mia Castelli, Jordan Cutler, Ashley Dawn DeCristofaro, Emilee Duett, Hannah Dugan, Janet Echols, Kristyn Edenfield, Cynthia Eubanks, Kaedi Gillman, Teanna C. Goodman, Courtney Arielle Gregoire, Zahida Hussain, Amber Jenkins, Samantha Joiner, Nichole King, Tahyana King, Regan Laine, Claryssa Langston, Payton Mahon, Angie Marie Mathews, Madison Mathis, Ashlynne McCormick, Angel Negrin, Jessica Nelson, Maddy Nichols, Ashley Oester, Dorcas Wangare Ongeri, Makayla Paige, Kristin Parker, Mario Dominguez-Perez, Amy Marie Petton, Tracy Elaine Poulos, Nikki Ratkovic, Brandy Schumpert, Emily Sherwood, Morgan Simmons, Berline Souriac, Jade Alexandra Swanson, Jordan Taylor, Melissa Thacker, Aaron Columbus Thurmond Jr., Bettina Timmerman, Morgan Willis, Sheba C. Woolard and Takema Wright
Practical nursing graduates include: Morgan Allman, Carrie Bracke, Tacoma Davis Brooks, Sierrah Cox, Mary Elizabeth Givens, Cassandra Griffith, Candese Nieves, Kaitlyn Perrine, Delana Prado, Blenda A. Quiloan, Sterling Russell, Nicholas Voss and Kelsey Wilkinson.
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 technology and radiologic technology. For more information on degree and certificate programs in the health care field, call (386) 312-4176 or visit SJRstate.edu.
ASN Orange Park campus graduates
Palatka campus graduates
Practical nursing graduates
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