43 nurses receive pins
Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 8:00 pm
The commitment was great. It took long hours in the classroom, long hours in clinical practice and long hours of study.
The dedication required to become a registered nurse was acknowledged in the nursing pinning ceremony held recently in E.H. Lannom Jr. Gymnasium at Dyersburg State Community College.
Among those who received their pins were the 43 members of the traditional class and the licensed practical nurse to registered nurse (LPN to RN) fast track program.
They traveled from locations throughout West Tennessee to take part in the program.
Several graduates were from Obion County, including Brittany Camille Parker and Amanda P. Trader, both of Kenton; Saundra Ann Quinn of South Fulton; Magen E. Warner of Troy; and Angela Gail Elkins, Chantella P. Jackson and Ashley Lauren Prince, all of Union City.
In keeping with pinning ceremony tradition, DSCC President Karen Bowyer, Dean of Nursing and Allied Health Evelynn Miller and other members of the DSCC nursing faculty made special presentations.
Scholastic awards were earned by traditional class member Carl Damron of Cedar Grove and LPN to RN program participant Angela Laws of Halls. Clinical Practice awards were given to Tremanda Brackett of Dresden and Robin Hood of Jackson.
The Friendship Award was presented to Angela Elkins of Union City. The Friend of Nursing Award was given to Brenda Springfield, a member of the DSCC maintenance staff.
Dean Miller then awarded pins to each of the graduates.
The nursing pin represented completion of the associate of applied science degree requirements for nursing.
Each graduate also received a small ceramic replica of the lamp carried by Florence Nightingale. The lamps were used in the symbolic lamp lighting ceremony. Published in The Messenger 5.23.12