Three Rivers Community College Pinning Ceremony Celebrates 27 Nursing Students

Happy NursesOn Friday, December 14, Three Rivers Community College held the fifty-second Nursing Pinning Ceremony. During the ceremony, 27 nursing students of the Class of Fall 2018 received their nursing pin, marking the completion of their nursing degree and serving as a symbol of their readiness to be compassionate professional caregivers.

Faculty and administration spoke to the students, admiring the hard work and determination that brought them to this point. Their class advisor, Assistant Professor Carol Emmerthal, congratulated them saying, “I wish you joy in providing care and comfort with compassion. Remain that active voice to the changes in healthcare and our nursing profession. I wish you a long and fulfilling career in our nursing profession, a life of growth and lifelong learning.”

Lindsay Thompson, Class Speaker, urged her classmates to “be the best that you can be, just for today, and you will be amazed at the future that you will create for yourself.” A candlelight recitation of the Nurse’s Pledge came after the presentation of the students’ nursing pins.

Three Rivers Community College Nursing ClassThe 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.

Jillian Bellman, Chaplin

Melissa Bogue, Norwich

Erika Bourgoin, Colchester

Jaime Cleary, Quaker Hill

Marjory Coeur, New Britain

Yira Colon, Groton

Patricia Couture, Sterling

Zackery Cowan, Voluntown

Samantha David, Clinton

Deirdre Dillon, Lebanon

Sydney Dubreuil, Niantic

Alyson Dziavit, Chaplin

Vickie Han, Oakdale

Caleb Holbrook, Hebron

Melissa Keegan, Niantic

Sarah-Ann Kotecki, Griswold

Lauren Limauge, East Lyme

Valentina Matikaynen, Waterford

Claire Nortz, Salem

Kimberly Platt, Canterbury

Julia Rubin, Griswold

Sydney Schukei, North Franklin

Stephanie Stearns, Mystic

Lindsay Thompson, Brooklyn

Kerry Thornton, Gales Ferry

Michael Welch, Norwich

Kathryn Wyland, Voluntown

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