In March, graduates of the 2009 Practical Nursing program at St. Charles Community College in Missouri were honored during a pinning ceremony a symbolic welcoming into the profession.
At the ceremony, graduates were given the opportunity to dedicate their successes to friends and family, instructors, and classmates. They also recited the Florence Nightingale Pledge as a class.
St. Charles graduates are Lindsey Cannito, Rachel Eberhard, Teresa Fischer, Sarah Johnson, Kapinga Katambwa, Felix Kimeu, Sheena Mediconi, Sandi Meyer, Megan Tintera, and Mason Weiss.Sarah Hemkens of OFallon, Mo., was among 31 students who graduated from the St. Charles Community College practical nursing program.
St. Peters graduates are Elizabeth Bailey, Stacey Bryson, Cyndel Decker, Connie Smith, Dyanna Jones, Eshia Watts, and Dawn Wyman. OFallon graduates are Stefanie Becker, Shannon Conley, Sarah Hemkens, Lynn Kelley, Jenni Koskela, and Jennifer Zoellner. St. Louis graduates are Anne Githunguri and Felicia Hall. Additional graduates were Courtney Fischer of Portage des Sioux; Valerie Jones-Adeyemi of Florissant; Sarah Karanja of St. Ann; Ashley Maichin of Troy; Tiffany Slouffman of St. John; and Sharon Spoto of Des Peres.
Graduates are awarded a certificate of achievement in practical nursing and are eligible to apply for the Practical Nurse Licensing Examination. For information about the program, contact Russlyn St. John at 636-922-8287.