Pinning Ceremony Celebrates 34 Nursing Students

25 Pinning CeremonyOn Friday, December 15, Three Rivers Community College held the twenty-fifth Nursing Pinning Ceremony. During the ceremony, 34 nursing students received their nursing pin, marking the completion of their nursing degree and serving as a symbol of their readiness to serve as compassionate professional caregivers.

Faculty and administration spoke to the students, admiring the hard work and determination that brought them to this point. President Mary Ellen Jukoski congratulated them on their perseverance and dedication saying, “Our program requires study, fortitude and diligence. You are the cream of the crop, and I hope that one day one of you will be taking care of me.”

Edith Ouellet, Director of Nursing and Allied Health, urged the nursing students to “practice the art and science of nursing with your amazing minds and a loving heart, and always continue to build on what you have learned here.” A candlelight recitation of the Nurse’s Pledge came after the presentation of the students’ nursing pins to the following students:

Shauntay Bell Melinda Heinig Cheryl Pavon
Eleyna Berridge Danny Huang Jesse Pike
Brianna Bissonnette Jamie Jarvis Michelle Preston
Bethany Bogart Jessie Jusseaume Kayla Rolfe
Matthew Cavarnos Melissa Kennedy Rachel Saucier
Marysia Chabotte Tammy Knapp Kristina Shayler
Rebecca Curioso Lyubov Kustov Kaitlyn Stern
Stephanie Ellis Meire LaFontaine Ellen Thiede
Gabrielle Getchell Kayla MacPhail Brittany Tino
Nancy Girardin Lisa Marzbanian Colton Zima
Alexis Haydu Matthew McCormack
Nicole Hebert Tiffany Moody

The students have earned an Associate of Science in Nursing. Upon completion of a licensing examination, the graduates will have earned the credential of Registered Nurse (RN).

Three Rivers graduates’ scores on the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) are consistently above the national average, with a three-year average of over 91%. Graduates also report a 99% job placement on the last three graduate surveys.

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